I have everybody's birthdays on the calendar. Then I forget to look at the calendar. Thusly, the birthdays go by unremarked upon by me.
Dr. Fooms and FrothSis both have had birthdays this month.Did I send them cards? No. I did not. Because I didn't look at the calendar, since as how it was still turned to April.
They are both OLDER THAN I. MUCH MUCH OLDER THAN I. CONSIDERABLY OLDER THAN I.
I'm sending belated cards because I surely can find some that are amusing or noisy or irritating.
Presents, well, that's another thing. Unless they want a plant from our backyard...