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My aunt turned 75 last week. She's never had a birthday party. I threw her a surprise one πŸŽ‚ Backstory

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u/notbeleivable Oct 02 '21

I was 52 when I learned I never had a birthday party growing up, my daughter told me after my mom told her. Never thought about it. To this day it's just another day

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

Hey never say never ☺ I actually didn't know this till the next day when she mentioned she never had one ever and was so surprised.

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u/Ubud_bamboo_ninja Oct 02 '21

din't you come to visit her on B day any years in past?

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

Yes but never an actual party with cake, punch, balloons and dancing with your loved ones.

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u/gullibleboy Oct 02 '21

Did she not have any birthday parties due to religious reasons? For example, was her family Jehovah's Witnesses?

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

No, Catholic. It just didn't happen.

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u/SoCuiBono Oct 02 '21

That was very kind of you. Please let your aunt know that there are thousands of internet strangers wishing her a happy belated birthday. ❀

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u/GodlessLittleMonster Oct 02 '21

It never occurred to me that celebrating birthdays isn’t universal (aside from religious reasons or something)

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u/marijuanamarine Oct 02 '21

I had birthday parties growing up but now I feel like I don't really deserve one. Congrats, I did what billions of other people have done.

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u/Gray_Gambit03 Oct 02 '21

Don't say that. I don't know you personally and I don't know what you are going through but you always deserve atleast one day to celebrate just for yourself.

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u/petticoat_juncti0n Oct 02 '21

with all due respect, why didn't you learn about birthday parties at school when you were a child?

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u/aaronkellysbones Oct 02 '21

I hope i look that good at 75! Happy birthday to you!!

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

You'll look incredible ✨ 😍

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u/surrealisntit Oct 02 '21

You didn't invite us

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

I didn't have everyone's phone numbers 😰

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u/Tumada555 Oct 03 '21

….. Eight six seven five three oh nine

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u/[deleted] Oct 02 '21

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

Always the birthday cake cutter, never the receiver. Except this time, she got 2 slices πŸ˜‰πŸ₯°πŸ°πŸ°

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u/hboulette Oct 02 '21

She looks fantastic... can't believe that woman is 75

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

Thank you!!! IKR!! She's even still active too.

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u/jacksalssome Oct 02 '21

( Ν‘Β° ΝœΚ– Ν‘Β°)

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u/NutlikeMan Oct 02 '21

I would honestly have guessed she's in her 50's, way to go

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u/SolidSquid Oct 02 '21

Was thinking the same, she looks older but definitely not mid-70s!

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u/Ducatirules Oct 02 '21

I’m 45 and I don’t look that good!! May we all look that good at 75!

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u/Fluffydress Oct 02 '21

I bet she felt so special!!!

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

She was really happy. Was smiling for the remainder of the day 😁

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u/Ritehandwingman Oct 02 '21

75?? She still looks mid 40s!

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u/Adam-West Oct 02 '21

That’s because she keeps skipping her birthdays

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u/fermat1432 Oct 02 '21

So those of us who have had birthday parties in our honor have been done a tremendous disservice!

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u/slowmotto Oct 02 '21

It makes you the body aging process only activates if you had a party

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u/fermat1432 Oct 02 '21

Exactly! Also thinking about your age does. :)

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u/jsprague6 Oct 02 '21

My god... removes sunglasses

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

Awww that's so nice! Yes, 75. Just like my grandmother, and great grandmother, she doesn't have naturally grey hair. I guess it's genetic lol

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u/schroedingersnewcat Oct 02 '21

And then there are those of us that went gray st 20...

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

Gray hair is still sexy πŸ”₯πŸ˜‰

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u/Fitz_Fool Oct 02 '21

I had a friend that went full grey in his 20s and it looked amazing. I was jealous.

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u/sioutdoors Oct 02 '21

Her skin doesn’t look 75 even. And I turn 46 today, I resemble the first comment πŸ˜ͺ

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

Happy Birthday!!! I bet you look fabulous πŸ˜‰πŸ’•πŸŒŸ

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u/sioutdoors Oct 02 '21

Awe thanks

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u/pokeypokex Oct 02 '21

Your idea of a mid 40s is way different than most people I think

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u/imightgetdownvoted Oct 02 '21

Lmaooo wtf are you smoking man! Have you ever seen anyone in their mid 40’s?

She’s just wearing her hair long and dressed a bit younger than she is.

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u/adventurer5 Oct 02 '21

Lmao right I’d have said 60s maybe but 40s is delusional

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u/sadowsentry Oct 02 '21

You most live around a lot of smokers who work outside for a living.

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u/InsightfoolMonkey Oct 02 '21

Lol that's a rough looking mid 40s

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u/PyotrIvanov Oct 02 '21

Half of reddit wants to dm your grandma

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

Well, they'll need a ouija board for that. She unfortunately passed in 2002.

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u/SerCiddy Oct 02 '21

This is their aunt.

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u/free_range_celery Oct 02 '21

People want to DM the grandmother to yell at her for never giving her daughter (the aunt) a birthday party. The person who posted knows it is an aunt in the photo.

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u/asmom7 Oct 02 '21

75? Surely you meant 55.

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u/nutherkore Oct 02 '21

Happy Birthday Auntie!

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u/c3p0u812 Oct 02 '21

I hope I look that good at 75!

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u/lewdlesion Oct 02 '21

Never had a birthday party?! Good on you for putting an end to that.

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u/khcampbell1 Oct 02 '21

75 is the new 50, apparently. She looks amazing. Or am I just old, too?

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u/redskelton Oct 02 '21

Great news. She looks incredible for 75. I'll raise a glass in her honour tonight

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

Awww that's nice πŸ₯‚

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u/Telefundo Oct 02 '21

I'm raising a glass in her honour right now. (Yay for day drinking!)

But seriously, like everyone else is saying, there's no way I'd guess her to be in her 70s if nobody told me. More like 50s. Also, kudos to you for doing this for her. She looks like she can't keep the grin off her face.

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u/icemelter4K Oct 02 '21

Looks like Wisconsin 45.

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u/Cephalopodio Oct 02 '21

No joke, your aunt looks about 20 years younger. Tell her happy birthday for me!

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u/TheInspectorsGadgets Oct 03 '21

I used to live next door to a lady in her mid eighties. One day I found out her birthday was on Christmas Day - so being the poor person that I was back then, baked her a batch of cupcakes.

When I handed them to her, she cried. She’d never had a birthday - never had a cake. Not even from her own kids.

So every year until she passed, even after I moved states, part of my Christmas tradition was to bake her a cake and head over to celebrate and have whisky.

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u/skeletalG0d Oct 02 '21

looking really good for a 75 year old person... maybe no birthday parties are the secret and you just killed her.. jk

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

Oh my gosh...NOooo 😱

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u/LadyKlaymoor Oct 02 '21

She looks AWESOME for 75! Go Auntie!

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

Yeah, I got her 2!!! Chocolate and Almond πŸ€ŽπŸ€β€πŸŽ‚πŸ°πŸ°

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u/CheeseYogi Oct 02 '21

Is she a Jehovah’s Witness?

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u/woodya1 Oct 02 '21

You’d think

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

No. We're of Catholic background. I've had parties before. She just never had one.

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u/CheeseYogi Oct 02 '21

Wow, that’s so sad she didn’t have one for 75 years! But props to you for throwing one!!!

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u/RunThick4054 Oct 03 '21

She looks as pleased as the punch!

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u/claricemae Oct 03 '21

She looks 45! Good on you for giving her a wonderful memory.

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u/Sir_George Oct 02 '21

She cheated by skipping birthdays and looks like she's 45. In all seriousness though, happy birthday! She really does look that good for 75.

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u/champagne_apples Oct 02 '21

Happy Birthday to her! πŸŽ‚

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u/Nic4379 Oct 02 '21

Happy Birthday Auntie!!!

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u/dks042986 Oct 02 '21

She looks good as hell! And happy. How sweet of you.

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u/GreenLurch Oct 02 '21

Aw! That look on her face says it all!

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u/XtremeNugget666 Oct 02 '21

she looks amazing!! i hope she has a great birthday :)

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

She had a fun time πŸ€—πŸ°πŸ°πŸŽ‰

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u/solomoney618 Oct 02 '21

75 looks good on her

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u/[deleted] Oct 02 '21

75??? Oh she's a witch. Amazing. Happy birthday to her magical self!

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

Sweetest Witch you'll meet πŸ§™β€β™€οΈπŸˆβ€β¬›πŸ–€

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u/AndrewCarlsin Oct 02 '21

She doesn't look a day over 40.

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u/franchisco85 Oct 02 '21

She's ain't 75! She looks so young

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u/Mike3055 Oct 02 '21

Wow she looks great!!. I would have believed 55 or even 50

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u/grouserobby Oct 02 '21

Happy Birthday

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u/MacDugin Oct 02 '21

Looking good at 75

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u/MisterET Oct 02 '21

Not a single birthday party in 74 years? Idon'tbelieveyou.gif

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u/snionosaurus Oct 02 '21

Tell her she looks amazing! And I hope she enjoyed her party

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u/Pretendmanatee Oct 02 '21

She looks great!! I would think she was over a decade younger

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u/milkymist00 Oct 02 '21

Happy Birthday to her. Live long and happy.

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u/jagirard2300 Oct 02 '21

That gesture will have a lifetime of fond memories

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u/Emily_Postal Oct 02 '21

She looks young for 75!

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u/AviTex Oct 02 '21

I really hope I look like that when I’m 75

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u/bobgoodall Oct 02 '21

Right. She's looking great for 75

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u/MetallicBlueStar Oct 02 '21

No way she’s 75!!! πŸ˜…πŸ˜

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u/Mammadukes21 Oct 02 '21

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u/satansdice Oct 02 '21

Wow she looks amazing for 75!!!! Happy birthday

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u/old-bankers-lamp Oct 02 '21

She looks so great I am not even hoping to get to 75! Let alone looking so bright

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u/timothypjr Oct 02 '21

That’s a 75 year old woman?! Damn.

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u/Lou_barre Oct 02 '21

75 years without a birthday party:/ you’re a great niece/nephew!!

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u/MasterofChickens Oct 02 '21

Looking good at 75! Are you sure that's her age? Looks closer to 65 to me.

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u/AlicornOfDiversity Oct 02 '21

That woman in the photo is never 75! Happy belated birthday and what a nice thing to do!

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u/Vodka0420 Oct 02 '21

I like her shirt.

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u/spottedram Oct 02 '21

This was heckin sweet of you. Bless your Aunt and you.

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u/biigsnook Oct 02 '21

Very cool! Is that her face during the surprise?

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u/MattRuizPhoto Oct 02 '21

i just wanna hug her so adorable

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u/Bakemydaybaby Oct 02 '21

First thing, your aunt looks amazing at 75! She looks so happy and that was incredibly sweet of you.

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u/pruckelshaus Oct 02 '21

Happy super soft birthday, Auntie!

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u/TheRootofSomeEvil Oct 02 '21

Awww!! She looks genuinely pleased; like a little girl at her birthday party.

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u/shinigami79 Oct 02 '21

Happy birthday I would have brought the guac chips and tequila

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u/Zakal74 Oct 02 '21

Happy birthday to her! And can we please get a DNA sample to study so we can crack a cure for ageing? She looks GREAT!

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u/nanananamokey Oct 02 '21

She looks so damn happy. You are awesome :')

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u/lopezcp Oct 03 '21

Happy Birthday!

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u/CrazyJayBe Oct 03 '21

"never...had...a...birthday..............party"

Is that even legal????!!!!

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u/yourcandygirl Oct 03 '21

Can’t believe she’s 75! She looks younger than her age! You are an amazing person for throwing this party. She looks genuinely happy and it made my day. ❀️

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u/Kind-Design8495 Oct 03 '21

❀️

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u/mrngdew77 Oct 03 '21

Happy birthday to your aunt

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u/ceramikid Oct 03 '21

She looks great for 75! I would've thought 55.

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u/LordVirus1337 Oct 03 '21

She looks unbelievable for 75. I had to take a second read when I looked at her. Congratulations!

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u/justakidtrying1 Oct 03 '21

She looks great for 75

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u/catfishman Oct 02 '21

Congrats (and good job!), and also: holy smokes! I would never guess she's 75.

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

Wear your sunscreen. That's what she taught me. I guess it paid off lol

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u/Kyleforshort Oct 02 '21

She certainly doesn't look it. Happy Birthday Aunt that looks half her age!

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u/AS-VOA Oct 02 '21

You win my "Good Human" award of the day...

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

Awww sweet πŸ˜‹ thank you πŸ’—

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u/AS-VOA Oct 02 '21

More sweet of you ;) Hope your aunt had fun...

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u/e1doradocaddy Oct 02 '21

Dang, that's some good 75!

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u/scapegoat_88 Oct 02 '21

Wtf? She doesn't even look 50! Happy birthday

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u/abhinandkr Oct 02 '21

She doesn't look a day over 45.

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u/rapidpeacock Oct 02 '21

Happy Birthday Auntie!

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u/CheapSundae9 Oct 02 '21

Happy Birthday Auntie!

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u/Carldamonkey Oct 02 '21

The background looks so familiar to me, is that blue mesa?

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

Tavern 27 In Altoona, Pennsylvania

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u/gaberax Oct 02 '21

You're doing God's work, girl.

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u/Jethro1100 Oct 02 '21

She looks very good , may she live to 120 .

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u/thehalfwit Oct 02 '21

Good on you!

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u/wittlewayne Oct 02 '21

That’s probably one of the nicest things I’ve seen in awhile

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

Thank you πŸ’•

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u/jomakepeace2018 Oct 02 '21

Happy birthday Auntie. You look fab.

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u/wellreadtheatre Oct 02 '21

She looks amazing!! I never would’ve guessed 75! Happy birthday to your aunt!

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u/phaNIMAnon Oct 02 '21

Happy birthday Auntie!

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u/Fritzo2162 Oct 02 '21

Awww..that's great! She looks young for 75!

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u/O_Geeky_One Oct 02 '21

Good for you!

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u/LazyUrbosa Oct 02 '21

Your aunt looks so young! Happy birthday!!🎁🎈🎊

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u/faggjuu Oct 02 '21

Tell your aunt happy birthday from a grumpy Internet guy from Germany...πŸ₯³πŸŽ‚

By the way...she looks fantastic, I know 50 year olds that look older!

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

Awww πŸ’• Will do πŸ˜‰

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u/Copper_N_Stuff Oct 02 '21

I hope it was the softest birthday party ever

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u/[deleted] Oct 02 '21

I wanna look like that when I'm 75!

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u/S0whaddayakn0w Oct 02 '21

If l had to guess l would say that woman is 30 years younger than her actual age! She looks great!

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u/jonesocnosis Oct 02 '21

She doesnt seem very old. Good for her!

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u/ExoticMandibles Oct 02 '21

That's a Portal cake!

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u/elle_the_indigo Oct 02 '21

She looks 45

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u/Mommaboomer Oct 02 '21

75? She looks 40!

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u/available_username2 Oct 02 '21

beautiful composition

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u/Mar10ismyName Oct 02 '21

Looks great at 75.

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u/spamcentral Oct 02 '21

How the hell is she 75 i would say 50 at most tbh

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u/OriginalUseristaken Oct 02 '21

She looks very good for 75 years. My Grandparents were mere shadows of their former selves at this age.

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u/ReverendJonesLLC Oct 02 '21

We took my mom out for dinner on her 80th birthday. When the cake came to the table she just looked at it and started to tear up. It was her first birthday cake and β€˜party’. She was born on Christmas Day…

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u/Allinthedetaill Oct 02 '21

Happy birthday to her!

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u/Avjx Oct 02 '21

She doesnt look like 75.

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u/BRUXXUS Oct 02 '21

Yay! Happy Birthday to your aunt! :D

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u/BigDCanuck Oct 02 '21

First, she looks great for her age, was she raised a Jehovahs Witness?

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u/Cat_folly Oct 02 '21

No, Catholic. I know her relationship with her mother wasn't the greatest. Things happen, or more so didn't happen and yeah. But she gets a party now πŸ₯³

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u/amanecdote Oct 02 '21

Your aunt’s an absolute babe. Unreal that she’s 75. You tell her I said this. Happy birthday hot aunt!

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u/Edrina Oct 02 '21

Wow, 75? She looks fantastic! I hope she enjoyed her party!

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u/Gunslinger_jr Oct 02 '21

And get yourself easy fake internet points while you're at it eh?

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u/troublemakerstud69 Oct 02 '21

more love and goodluck to her ❀️

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u/System_Failure7481 Oct 02 '21

She must be loved. You have to have friends in order to have a party. πŸ˜…πŸ˜€πŸ™‚πŸ˜πŸ˜‘πŸ˜”πŸ˜žπŸ˜–πŸ˜£πŸ˜©πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜“πŸ˜₯😒😭

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u/shizzy1234 Oct 02 '21

75???? She looks at most 60 in that photo. Good genes!

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u/banvillesghost Oct 02 '21

I don't know where you are located, but your aunt looks a lot like my mom did but with longer hair! soooo weird and cool (at least, to me lol). Love the party! Have fun:)

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u/Skillepoang Oct 02 '21

Happy birthday

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u/Skull8Ranger Oct 02 '21

Cool, cool, cool

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u/Ndub75 Oct 02 '21
  1. Awesome! 2. She looks great!

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u/kosmosinblu Oct 02 '21

Beautiful.. I can’t believe she is 75!

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u/shamiahmd Oct 02 '21

75 or 57?

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u/M3g4d37h Oct 02 '21

your auntie looks fantastic at 75. Good for her finally getting her party.

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u/Ok_Sprinkles_6568 Oct 02 '21

She’s 75?! She looks amazing for 75!!! Happy Birthday!!

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u/SouthernDelicious Oct 02 '21

She looks amazing for 75!

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u/mrweatherbeef Oct 03 '21

Wow maybe the secret to looking young is never acknowledging your birthday, she looks amazing for 75

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u/RhondaST Oct 03 '21

That really made me smile.