Title: Caddie Woodlawn
Author: Carol R Brink
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.