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Five million Leapers on the planet -- many are members of the Honor Society of Leap Year Day Babies.

Gary Golden

Born 1956
"I remember as a child being tortured by my friends about my birthday; always calling me a baby. So on my 8th birthday (or in reality, my 2nd) I cut school to avoid the embarassment. Imagine, cutting school at 8 yrs old! Fortunately, I soon learned to appreciate the uniqueness of my birthday and have appreciated it ever since. In fact, it got me free ice cream sundaes during non-leap years. There was an ice cream parlor that gave you a free sundae on your birthday. Well, on Feb. 28th I would go in saying that I was born on Leap Day but celebrated on the 28th in an off year and I got a free sundae. The next day (March 1st) I would go in again, this time to a diffrent station/waitress and tell them I celebrated on the 1st, again getting a free ice cream. This worked for years, that is until the store went out of business (and no, I don't believe it had anything to do with my extra sundae). The one issue I haven't been able to avoid all these years is the discussion as to which day (2/28 or 3/1) I should celebrate my birthday in an off year. EVERYONE has an opinion and some voice it quite strenuously. I wonder what the majority of my fellow leap day babies would say. I personally celebrate 2/28. Maybe we could conduct a poll? Anyway, a very happy birthday in advance to us all!"
Member 4173 last updated: 10-13-2011
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