So... Ruby signed another dollar and sent it to me in January on my birthday; I signed it, sent to Shell in February, she signed it, sent it to Ruby in April -- and Ruby lost it! goodness!
SO... Ruby signed another dollar and sent it to me in January, I signed it and passed it to Michelle in February, who signed it and sent it to Ruby in April, who signed it and sent it to me in January... now we're rolling!
Then I said, hey! We're leaving Faye out of the loop! So in September Ruby sent it to Faye on her birthday but forgot to tell her what we were doing -- and Faye gave it to her youngest for milk money! NO SHE DIDN'T!!
Okay, let's try it again, we can do this...
Faye started a new dollar in 1996 by writing our birthdays on it, and sent it to me in January 1997, I passed it along to Shell, she passed it along to Ruby, who passed it to Faye, who passed it to me. We finally got it right, yes!!!
So our official Birthday Dollar has been travelling between DC, New Jersey, Virginia and California since 1996. Shell just sent it to me this week and I'll send it back to her in February.
This dollar is really precious to me because Faye passed away in April 2005, her last signature was in September 2004. Ruby's last signature was in April 2008, she passed away in July of that year.
That's the story of our Birthday Dollar! What traditions do you have?