It’s not New Year’s Eve, it’s a birthday

While the rest of the U.S. and others across the globe are screaming, “Happy New Year!” and throwing confetti, I’ll be singing Happy Birthday to my son, SSgt. Kenton G. Roberts, USAF – Esteemed Son, Husband, and Father, now 32 (eek!). Loads of people share Kenton’s 12/31 birthday. Here are a few.

John Denver – Singer/songwriter

Sir Anthony Hopkins – Actor

Nicholas Sparks – Novelist

Ben Kingsley – Actor

George C. Marshall – US Army Chief of Staff, 1939-45

Henri Matisse – French Painter

George Gordon Meade – Accomplished Union Army General

George Thorogood – Bad to the Bone Musician

Simon Wiesenthal – Activist, Nazi Hunter

Stanley Reed – US Supreme Court Justice, 1938-57

Robert B. Silvers – Editor, The New York Review of Books

Pope Callistus III – Posthumously Vindicated Joan of Arc

Do you know anyone with a New Year’s Eve Birthday? What are your plans for New Year’s Eve?

“A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.” ~Author Unknown

“Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.” ~Oscar Wilde

“May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.” ~Joey Adams

See NNDB for more New Year’s Birthdays.

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12 responses to “It’s not New Year’s Eve, it’s a birthday

  1. Happy birthday to your son and happy New Year to you!

  2. Karoline Stock

    Happy Birthday to Kenton! I hope you all have a fun time celebrating his birthday. Adam will be home Jan. 26 and we’ll celebrate a year’s worth of holidays and birthdays. We all can’t wait! I hope you all have a healthy and happy new year. It has to be better than last year!?!

  3. Out with the old, in with the new–Happy Birthday, Kenton, and a Joyful New year to one and all.

  4. Happy Birthday to Kenton! i hope you all have a fun time celebrating. I noticed a few FB friends also have birthdays today. Have a wonderful New Year!

  5. Many happy birthday wishes to your son, and please thank him for us for his service to his country! We are so proud of our military personnel and the sacrifices they and their families make every day to keep us safe! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SSgt. Kenton G. Roberts, USAF.

  6. Oh wow, Karen – Your title, “It’s not New Year’s Eve, it’s a birthday” reminded me that I have a Facebook friend’s birthday wish to record today. I, too, join the others who are wishing your Air Force son a Happy New Year’s Eve birthday.

  7. Happy Birthday to Kenton and Happy New Year to you, Karen!

  8. Happy Birthday wishes to your son for certain!!!!

  9. Woo hoo! I went off line for the day because I thought…it’s New Year’s Eve and people would be busy with family or parties or writing or “what to do in 2012.” I’m so surprised at all the comments! Suzanne, Karoline (yeah on Adam!), Shawn, Stacy, Joseph, Barbara, Charlotte, and Janet – thank you all for your comments and for the b.d. wishes for my baby!

  10. Happy Birthday to Kenton, My son, 43! was born on 12/28 just a little shy of 12/31! He always complained of having his birthday thunder stolen by Santa but Kenton had his stolen by the big ball dropping!

    Happy New Year Karen!


  11. Stolen thunder…yes, I imagine that people with birthdays around other holidays are a little slighted. He told me the other day he gets a little sick of people making a big deal that his b.d. is on New Year’s Eve!

  12. Angel Mcbratney

    Anthony hopkins is definetely one of the best actors these days, this guy is very talented. :’;,:

    Look at our own web site too

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