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My Best and Worst Birthday

Sometimes, a little nudge can send someone over a cliff

Photo by Bellava G on Unsplash

My 13th birthday started the same as all of the previous ones. Mom got a cake from the grocery store, where she “had a guy” she trusted to write our names correctly, and she ordered a pizza from Dino’s. Grandma and Grandpa, my mom’s parents (my dad’s folks were always busy), came over, and we did the cake and presents thing.

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Lisa Dexter

Lisa Dexter

I am a freelance writer from the Chicago area. I have one awesome child, one sweet husband, one clingy cat, and one website: www.thinkingwhiletyping.com.

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