How Did Birthday Celebrations Become a Thing?

Culture, kinship, and history all transcend to this present moment.

Sean Kernan

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Photo of author at table when he was young.
Yours truly. My manners haven’t improved. Circa 1984 in Coronado, California. Cameo by Mom.

Can you remember the best birthday present you ever received? What was it? Where were you and what imagery do you remember?

I got mine when I was 9. My mother gave me $100 to spend at Toys "R" Us. This was in the 1990s, when $100 went a long way…

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Sean Kernan

Writer and writing instructor. Always on the hunt for a good story. That guy from Quora. Writing out of Tampa, Florida.