My journaling is under the "happy halloween" mat, and i included what my mom told me about my birthdate. i also listed some 1963 happenings, such as the median family income, the price of a new home, a gallon of gas, movies that were out, that president Kennedy was assassinated the year of my birth.
Ever since i can remember, my birth date has been a source of entertainment for every acquaintance. whenever the subject comes up, and i say my birthday is october 31st, there's a moment of surprise, then a grin breaks across their face. i know what they're thinking...Halloween! Witch! Goblin! trick or treat: i've gotten used to it over the years. the pro to having my birthday on halloween is that it's never forgotten. the drawback has been that ever since the birth of my children, i've seldom had a birthday to myself. i'm always taking them trick-or-treating. just recently, my youngest became old enough to go without me. last year, i enjoyed a quiet dinner with my husband, and didn't have to face the crowds of little "monsters" on our neighborhood street.
Journaling under "mom says"
When i asked mom about the day of my birth, what she remembers is how quickly she delivered me. i was the ninth child, so i can imagine it was fairly quick. she said that my being born on halloween didn't phase her or my dad a bit, but that my being another firl (the sixth in a row!) bummed out my dad, who was hoping for a boy. she remedied that three years later when she had my brother.