Today is my father's birthday. He is now 74. We are all going to my mom's house.....also doing our family christmas since my husband is military and hard to get us all together, this was the first chance we have had. I made a birthday cake for my dad with 74 candles and rubber duckies. There is (of course) a story behind that. When I was 4 (OMG 34 years ago) a neighbor child lost her rubber duckie. Her grandfather came to our house and accused my dad of stealing it...he stood there yelling and threatening about this duck. It was too funny. So, since then we give my dad rubber duckies randomly as gifts so he never has to steal one again. LOL I am pretty eager to give him his cake, complete with 5 little squeaky duckies of his own!!!! LOL Oh, and just because I think this is pretty interesting, my parents have been divorced for over 20 years....but we all still get together at mom's.