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Old 02-28-2016, 09:27 PM   #1
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Any Feb 29 birthdays here?

Anybody here lucky (or not lucky) enough to be both on Feb 29?
Or have any close friends or family born on that day?

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Old 02-29-2016, 08:09 AM   #2
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Not me, but we'd expect about one in every 1,461 members to have a Feb 29th birthday.

(365 ⋅ 3) + 366 = 1461


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Old 02-29-2016, 08:11 AM   #3
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Our friends' DIL. She's 8 today.

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Old 02-29-2016, 08:32 AM   #4
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When I was young I knew a pair of twins born on this day. One used "the last day of Feb" to mark his birthday, the other used the actual date. So if they were together and the issue of age came up, one would say he was a lot older (or younger) than the other. Got lots of puzzled looks, which they loved.
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:13 AM   #5
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I am celebrating with a friend this evening who claims he is 15 today.
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Old 02-29-2016, 01:22 PM   #6
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My late Dad was born on Feb. 29. I have been thinking a lot about him today. He would have been 23 today. I remember he got a laugh out of the fact he had 18 birthdays the same year his grand daughter had her 18th birthday.
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Old 03-01-2016, 01:55 PM   #7
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When I was a kid our next door neighbor had twins born on 2/29. One kid celebrated on 2/28 and the other 3/1 every year except leap year. That way each got their own BD party. Every leap year they enjoyed a joint BD. It seemed to work for that family.
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Old 03-01-2016, 10:02 PM   #8
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My best friend in high school was born on Feb 29, 1964, so I can say I knew at least someone with that b-day. Back in the early 1980s, we still had to register for the Selective Service on our "18th birthday" even though there was no military draft. My leap-year friend told me he was exempt because he had celebrated only 4 "birthdays" prior to his actually turning 18, not that I took him seriously.
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Old 03-02-2016, 05:01 AM   #9
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I saw a story the other day about parents who were *trying* to have a baby on February 29. I guess it's along the line of all those unusual "boutique" names these days, wanting their child to be so "unique" in one way or another.

"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)
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