“The simplest tastes are often the most elegant” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers
Image © Emily Dozois
An Interview with Natalie
Q. What is the best memory you have from a previous birthday?
A. My sister and my best friends got me a limo and took me to a fancy restaurant for my 16th birthday! It was so much fun!
Q. How about the worst? And why?
A. I have not had a bad birthday yet! I have loved them all!
Q. What was the present you’ve received for your birthday that surprised you most?
A. There are 2 – The first wasn’t a present, it was a party that my mom had for me after my car accident. I wasn’t expecting it at all. The second was when our friends Ross and Leann showed up on a vacation our family took. They showed up at the lunch table on a cruise we were on.
Q. Is there a food or dish that you insist on eating on your birthday?
A. I’ve always loved cheese cake for my birthday or a home made cake from my kids and husband. I’ll eat anything I don’t have to cook myself!
Q. What do you believe is the most important aspect of celebrating a birthday?
A. I think being with my family is the most important aspect of celebrating my birthday. So long as I have my husband and kids with me, it’s a great birthday!
Q. Do you have any traditions or thing you always do to celebrate a birthday? What is it?
A. The birthday girl/boy gets pampered for the day and decides on either a restaurant or a homemade meal they want to eat!