Fifty-eight years ago this morning, my mother went to the hospital at West Point New York and shortly thereafter I arrived on planet earth.

I’ve always liked having a birthday late in August, at the tail end of the summer and right before labor day.

It is the most relaxed time of year for me, with the start of the fall season right around the corner.

I plan to celebrate it at the beach with family and friends.

#life lessons

Comments (Archived):

  1. awaldstein

    Happy Bday Fred.Meeting friends to drink some natural bubbles up the street and kill the evening later and I’ll raise a glass to you!

  2. Sacha Vekeman

    A sincere happy birthday!

  3. Angel L.

    Happy birthday to you. Wishing you many more. Onward & upwards!

  4. Nicola McClafferty

    38 years ago this morning, my parents made a similar journey – just a few thousand miles away in Dublin. I’ve learned to love a late August birthday. Happy Birthday!

    1. Mac

      Enjoy. Your mom must have really liked her OBGYN.

      1. JLM

        .How about Charleston or Savannah in August?JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…

        1. Mac

          As an ‘Old Fart’ surfer, you know how brutal Folly Beach and Charleston can be in the August heat. Downtown, all day Sunday, and there was no escaping the humidity. Fortunately, we know where the local watering holes are.

          1. JLM

            .Amen. Savannah has a bunch of roof top bars that are nice even in August when the sun goes down, but it is hotter than Hades. I am headed there this week.JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…

          2. Mac

            Clearly the newest Southern Bell continues to reign supreme. Birthday or no birthday.

          3. JLM

            .She’s 18 months and already understands the principles of command.JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…

    2. Donna Brewington White

      Happy Birthday, Nicola!

  5. jason wright

    My Uncle John’s birthday today. He would have been 73. He passed away when he was 57. Make the most of the years you have ahead of you. John missed out on his golden years, sadly. It was very unfair.

  6. Marissa_NYx

    Happy birthday! Thank you for sharing a big slice of your 58 yrs – including this morning – with the AVC community.

  7. Thierry Ascarez

    Happy Birthday Fred! I wish you all the best for the coming year and thank you in advance for the next 365 posts!

  8. Tom Labus

    Enjoy a great day at the beach with family and friends, Fred. Happy Birthday and a great year ahead for you and the avc community!

  9. Matt Zagaja

    Happy birthday Fred! Hope it is a great one.

  10. Mike Zamansky

    Happy birthday Fred. Sounds like you’re going to spend it in the best possibly way.

  11. GB

    Many happy returns for the day, Fred. Enjoy. X

  12. Gary Chou

    Happy Birthday, Fred!

  13. Victor Izmaylov

    Happy Birthday! The weather is perfect for a day at the shore!

  14. TeddyBeingTeddy

    Happy bday!

  15. Mac

    Enjoy. And, keep the Jeep top on this year.

  16. DJL

    Happy Birthday, Fred! Even though I don’t agree with you on some political issues, I have the ultimate respect for you and your family. You are a good man. Enjoy!

  17. pointsnfigures

    Happy Birthday-were all the blankets and onesies in that hospital grey and black?

  18. kidmercury

    Happy birthday!

  19. KB

    Happy Birthday Fred!

  20. Priyanka Somrah

    Happy birthday, Fred! You’re an inspiration to many! 🙂

  21. Joe Marchese

    HB, Fred… enjoy the moment. August is my favorite month of the year and Hamptons my favorite place… I empathize.

  22. Rob Underwood

    I believe that statistically the most birthdays, at least in the US, are late August to mid September (especially around September 9 or so). Lots of Virgos that are products of holiday parties I guess. I’m also late August and I share Fred’s sentiments about having a birthday this time of year.Happy birthday dude.

  23. WA

    Happy Birthday!

  24. harris497

    Happy Birthday Fred. I wish you many, many more.

  25. lynnerae

    Happy birthday, Fred! Wishing you every (continued) happiness in the year ahead. Late August must be the best time for a birthday. Mine is in late November (not a great time), so I created a “pretend” birthday on August 22nd, which I plan to celebrate at the beach with friends…excellent plan!

  26. creative group

    CONTRIBUTORS:The origins of celebrating birthdays pagan influences:Source:…Captain Obvious!#UNEQUIVOCALLYUNAPOLOGETICALLYINDEPENTANT

  27. JLM

    .HBD, Freddie.You must have been born at the “old” Keller Hospital on Washington Ave. I got sewed up there one time. They’ve since closed down their baby delivery business.There’s a famous poem about babies born on Army posts. I think it was Kipling. I can’t find it.I was born at a dispensary at Camp Kilmer.JLMwww.themusingsofthebigredca…

  28. Artem K

    Happy Birthday, good to you and kindest regards!

  29. Kirsten Lambertsen

    Happy birthday 🙂

  30. BillMcNeely

    Happy Birthday Fred!

  31. Khalid

    Happy Birthday Fred 🙂

  32. Lucas Dailey

    Happy belated birthday, Fred! Throw on a Tennis album when you hit the beach and enjoy the time.

  33. Donna Brewington White

    Happy Birthday, Fred! So many of the best people are born in August. 🙂

  34. Prokofy

    Happy Birthday, belatedly! You are so young, your whole life is ahead of you!