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    Officially Old(er)

    Okay guys,

    It has gone midnight here so I am officially 50..... Now I'm not looking for any congrats, I would just like to share with you all my heartfelt love that I send out to my Mother and Brother...... Neither of them reached the age I am today and I miss them so. My mum died when she was just 49 and my wonderful brother died when he was just 43.

    I am so grateful for every day and I just want you all to share my good fortune of ageing with me and I am giving you all advanced warning.......... I am going to grow old disgracefully - LOL!

    Thank you for letting me share.

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    Congratulations and here's to the next 50 years!

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    I am 78 and proud of it. Glad you are half way to 100 !!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Caroline

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    Happy Birthday!!! I'm turning 50 in December. I am sorry for your loss but you have been blessed as well!! Enjoy!!

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    Congratulations, Caroline. I'm sure they are right there celebrating with you.
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    Caroline, so glad for your 50th birthday. You have a good sense of humor, and that will definitely help you to age gracefully. So sorry your mum, and brother died so early. I've reached 85 and DH is 87 and still work 10 to 12 hrs a day. They say it keeps us young. I know it makes us tired.LOL Here's to at least 40 more for you.

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    You and my daughter are the same age-hers is July 12....so Happy Birthday and congratulations on your milestone!
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    Congratulations. What a bittersweet day. My dad has had several heart attacks that began in is 40's. I am 58 and I am grateful for each year also. My dad is still kicking and he turns 82 next month. The other day he said "If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself." I can relate.
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    Happy birthday! Love your comment about growing old disgracefully! lol

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    It only gets better from here. Happy 50th.

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    Happy 50th Birthday! And wishing you many more happy years.

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    I know how you feel.My grandmother died when she was 56 . My mother passed away when she was 45 . And I always thought that I wouldn't live passed my 30s . But yesterday was my 61 birthday. Sure glad God has let me live this long.

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    Happy Birthday! I turned 61 this year. May you have a blessed many years ahead. Thank you for letting us share with you.

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    Congratulations! My dear Mom died at 69, which is where I am now. My 3 beloved siblings are gone, leaving fine children and grands behind. I think it is inevitable to ponder our wonderful lost ones as we hit milestones. Take care of yourself and dream of the fine times in the past and what may be.

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    Happy Birthday Caroline!!! The problem is we are still 21 in our heads.....it's the ' outer packaging ' that gets a bit frayed at the edges!!!!!
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    Happy Birthday! You're just 21 with 29 years of experience...I am 51 this year...just started on a new career path (part-time) and I am getting more disgraceful by the minute....Live, Laugh, Love is my motto these days.

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    Happy Birthday! I love your outlook.

    I think of my cousin often...she died at 29 leaving leaving behind a 5 month old and a 3 year old. A fast moving cancer diagnosis after the birth of her baby took her quickly in 1981. Every day is a gift. Enjoy each day/year.

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    Happy birthday!
    Just passing through!

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    Congratulation and Happy Birthday. We all need to be grateful at the age we are, as today you never know if you will see the next birthday. I am 73 and never thought I would make it and am grateful everyday that I get up. So sorry for your loss but I believe they are routing you on. Enjoy your blessed day.


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    Happy birthday.
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    Hope you enjoy yourself! I hit that milestone a couple months ago. Welcome to the Nifty Fifties club!
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    Happy Birthday to you!!
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    Way to go - congratulations and a Happy Birthday.

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    Great outlook. I always say If I am walking, talking and breathing I am doing good. Will be 73 in August and I have lost too many people that didn't reach this age to waste my time complaining. You are right and we just need to be thankful for every day. God bless. BrendaK
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    Happy Birthday! Wishing you a long, productive, healthy, and happy life!

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