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Since birthdays are a time of reflection, I thought I’d share some photos of my past birthdays.

Here I am with my mom. This was taken not long after we came home to our apartment on Coster Street from St Francis Hospital in the Bronx.
Mom was 33 when she had me and I was her first.

These are my parents. This was taken when I was 2-1/2 months old. I’m not exactly sure where this picture was taken but from what I remember of the furnishings, I think it was taken at my godmother’s house in Brooklyn.

This was my first birthday party! We had moved from Coster St. to a house on 222nd Street not far from White Plains Rd in the Bronx. I was five years old.

My next birthday party was held after we moved to Canada in our home in Ottawa. I was twelve and the dress I’m wearing here is my mom’s second wedding dress.
It was the 70s – dig those bell bottomed sleeves!

This was my 33rd birthday. I think everyone should climb a tree when they turn 33 don’t you?

This was my 35th birthday. This was my androgynous neo-feminist period. Thank heavens I grew out of that!