We are just about halfway through our Beddian Birthday year, those of us born in 1957.
I know a whole lot of you are considering the charm of the convergence of those numbers, just as I began to in January.
I wanted to write about the 57th birthday year for the birth year of 1957 because I knew, at the tail end of the baby boomer generation, there were a whole lot of us. I poked around, researched, wrote a story. I wondered if there was an official name for the year when your age matches the last two digits of the year you were born. Here’s my first story that reached out to you about our special year.
Then I found out it’s called your Beddian Birthday, named after a New York City firefighter who was enchanted about that phenomena. Shortly after he talked to somebody who studied numbers about it, he died in the line of duty. A reporter wrote a touching story about him in The New Yorker, and I found it online. Here’s the link to the story I wrote about that.
There’s a hunger out there for information about 57 for 1957.
Here’s a chart from WordPress on my Dashboard page for views this week for various tags I’ve given my stories. The tags I’ve put on the posts about the birth year of 1957 turning 57 is are robustly represented, even though I wrote the pieces in January in February.
So, as we hit the halfway point of 2014, I figure about half of us have celebrated that Beddian Birthday.
I’m wondering if those of you who are newbies to the age of 57 did something truly special on this once-in-a-lifetime birthday.
Note the classic 1957 Chevy Bel Air pictured above? A great son by the name of Mike King gave it to his dad, Roger King, for his 57th birthday. On Father’s Day. I found the touching story written by Jerry Bonkowski for nbcsports.com and wanted to share the link at the end of the story below.
I know that will be a tough story to approach.
But I bet there are a lot of us who’ve done something pretty great on our birthdays the past six months.
Please click comment and share your story with all of us.
If No. 57 is coming in the next six months, and you’ve got a special party or big day planned for the event, click comment and share the anticipation with all of us.
Do not feel alone.
Spread the word to your old classmates and childhood friends.
Here’s one group that’s started up on Facebook.
And here’s another.
There are more than 1,000 comments and likes on those two pages.
Get the action going here.
I think it’s particularly cool for us, this Beddian Birthday, because we’re bold enough and young enough to appreciate its unique quality and significance. It happens next in 2016 for those born in 1959. They’ll turn 59. Geezers, in comparison.
Here’s the source the source for the story and photo about the 1957 car presented by Mike King to his father Roger King for dad’s 57th birthday in June. The story was written by Jerry Bonkowski for nbcsports.com.
What did you do for your 57th birthday the first half of this year? What do you have planned for your 57th birthday the second half of this year? If you already had you Beddian Birthday in years past, did you do something special to celebrate?