Several years ago, a Redstone resident (a 90-year-old who still puts out a large garden from which he shares with his happy neighbors), received a birthday card from one of his grandchildren.  When opened, a dog in the card (with a hidden battery) very cleverly barks the traditional “Happy Birthday” song.  The resident enjoys the card so much that he keeps it and opens it for the dog to bark “Happy Birthday” every time one of his neighbors or friends has a birthday.  Everyone has come to expect the serenade, and everyone loves it.

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Linda Dickson is the Director of Community Relations at Redstone