I share with a great uncle. It meat that my great grandma would make HIS favorite birthday cake for my birthday. Good thing I liked it well enough. Pineapple Upside-Down cake.
My mother-in-law shared one with her grandmother, who said to her mom and dad, “We’ll get to share one birthday together.”
Then she died after the first birthday, leaving my mother-in-law superstitious about sharing birthdays with the elderly.
So, my middle daughter has the same birthday as her, and she freaks out a little. We just told her to not plan on dying within the year. Of course, her diabetic meds needed to change that year, leaving her wondering if she was dying.
What was most likely is her own grandmother was fighting to get to her grandbaby’s first brithday and was already on her way out.
Superstitious people drive me a bit batty. It’s not that they have these unsustainable ideas, it’s that they FEAR these things. If you’re really destined to die because someone was born your your birthday, face it with some strength instead of yammering on about it–especially as you’re given more time to plan than the rest of us.
I also knew a 4 generation birthday share–great grandma to newborn. Made the paper with that.