Leapers, What to do when your birthday falls on Feb. 29?

leap birthdays

Valerie Lofton is one of the area's leap-year babies.

Special to the Sun
Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 06:07 PM.


Birthdays are special days — especially when it is your own.

But what if you were born Feb. 29 and the big day only comes around once every four years?

The Sun recently asked three former leap-year babies who call South Walton home how they celebrate when the calendar doesn’t go their way.

Valerie Lofton, photographer and mother of three, takes the less is more approach.

"In my youth, I would celebrate all week long — just as long as my friends wanted to go out and continue celebrating. All that week, when I went out, I would tell people, 'It's my birthday!' " said Lofton.

But now that she is older and a mother of three, Lofton said she doesn't celebrate her birthday any more except when leap year comes around.

1 2 3 4

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top

Local Faves