Sunday, January 04, 2009

How Many Candles For This Cake?

One More Won't Make A Difference, Nan

A great-grandmother in Britain has been celebrating her birthday on the wrong day for 99 years. Elsie Aslett's error was only revealed when her family asked for the customary telegram from the Queen. A sharp-eyed pensions official spotted a discrepancy on her birth certificate.

FOOTNOTE: Gran total.


Gary said...

So, was she older or younger than she thought??

Deb said...

Oh, what a wonderful birthday present to find out that you are younger than you thought! But how would I feel if I found out I was older...I guess it is what it is!

Katney said...

My mother-in-law falsified her documents for years, shaving two years off her age. She felt that her gray hair made her look older than my FIL, who was 15 years older than she but had that hair gene--the oen that keeps the gray from appearing till well into your eighties. We only discovered her true birthdate after her headstone was in place, carved with birth and death dates.

Akelamalu said...

LOL My dad celebrated his birthday on the 19th November for years, then we discovered from his birth certificate that he was born on the 20th!

Sandi McBride said...

Oh Gee and did she NOT get the word from the Queen? Oh please don't tell me that, I'll be so disappointed in Her Majesty I'll find reason to call her Liz!