I missed a birthday last week.
Not just any birthday, mind you. This birthday is significant in a very particular way, but I confess I hadn’t really given it much thought before.
Last Friday, Alaska turned 55. Well, at least it celebrated its 55th year of statehood.
Though it had been in the works for a while beforehand, it was on Jan. 3, 1959, that then President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed Alaska the 49th state.