Tuesday, April 1, 2008

YOU’RE AS YOUNG AS YOU ARE

After my parents died over 10 years ago we divided some of their attic treasures between myself and my 3 daughters. Last night my oldest daughter called to tell me that she was going through some papers in one of the trunks and found my birth certificate which my parents thought had been lost. Imagine my surprise when I discovered I was born in 1944, and nor 1939!! Saying I was delighted to have back those 5 years does not do justice to the emotions that overwhelmed me. But then I thought about the social security I have been collecting. Will I have to give it back?! Will I be penalized? How will I pay for it? The elation quickly gave way to apprehension. I will call an attorney first thing this morning and am anxious to hear what he has to say.

I cannot believe this!! I will keep you posted on the developments.


My parents and I at medical school graduation

8 comments:

Aynex Mercado said...

Oh my God! That is unbelievable! And to think I let you kiss me on the mouth thinking you were an old man!

Peanut said...

well that's interesting. My question is how can your parents not have known you were born in 1944. That seems like a big gap. I probably just don't know the whole story though.

Rachelle

Aynex Mercado said...

Does that mean that you graduated high school when you were 13 years old?

Patience-please said...

Oooooh! I'm married to a young honey!!! Wait a minute... what is the date today?

Bill Renzulli!

amy_renzulli said...

You got me!

madre-terra said...

What a bizarre thing to happen.
Isn't obvious now that we all want the full story!!
Have you spent your whole life thinking that you were born in 1939?
Tell all.

Suzanne said...

You have to have know there was a gap....? Right?

Patience-please said...

You GUYZ! I said (this is a big HINT) WHAT is the DATE today??? Is it the FIRST of APRIL???

Our Bill is quite the jokester...