Quote: Pleasant Enough to be Alive


Title: Caddie Woodlawn
Author: Carol R Brink
Page: 107

Caddie’s birthday was on February 22, the same as George Washington’s.
There were too many of the young Woodlawns for anyone to make a fuss over their birthdays.
It was pleasant enough to be alive without thinking to celebrate the day on which one had begun to be so.
But with Caddie it was a little different — not at home, of course.
But at School, Teacher hung up a flag and there were songs and speeches.

“I know they’re not for me, exactly,” Caddie confided to Tom, “and yet I guess I enjoy them more than George Washington does.”

What a great reason not to celebrate a birthday, at least now that I am over 50.

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