Being reminded of this family secret while preparing for the party, I got to thinking about this particular lie. Some women have been lying about their ages for, well, ages; maybe even forever. Heck, this past birthday made me contemplate it...A LOT! But I wonder how these people pull it off for so long. When I decided not to lie about my age it wasn't because I'm willing to age gracefully or for any moral reasons. No, it was because none of my loved ones would let me get a way with it. "Oh, shut up, you are not!" they would say.
So how is it, that after all these years, no one has called Aunt Betty out on it. Those who do know have been humoring her. And now here we are, ready to celebrate her birthday without knowing when her birthday really is. Crazy!