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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column contemplating the risk/reward of belated birthday attention.A few things spurred our internal dialogue today, both birthday-related. The first is a Happy Birthday!! message for June 5 … that’s yesterday, for those of you paying attention. We left it out of yesterday’s column, and we’ll get to that in one hot second.The second is a lingering Saturday birthday deadline – we’re stressed to envision, find and send just the right gift to a far-flung Midwest destination, and it has to happen in just a few days. Ouch!So, we’re thinking out of the gift box, and we’re convinced now that getting birthday gifts DAYS AFTER your actual birthday is even better than having perfect timing.

Who doesn’t get post-party depression some time after the one day where you’re the center of the universe. It’s only natural to have a let-down.Then seemingly at your lowest point, that great gift arrives, transporting you to just days before when all was right with the world. Ah, the pleasure of the unexpected …We wonder if our mom will see through this transparency.***

Here’s that belated Happy Birthday!! which should have run yesterday, June 5:”If you see Lizzie at Copper Creek Golf Course, please wish her a happy 26th birthday. And, let her know it probably won’t snow.”The picture somewhere on this page will further explain …***

Finally, we wrap with an Angel Alert! Angel Alert! from Dennis Lenahan, a chamber diplomat from Frisco … he writes: “At last Friday’s Summit Chamber golf event, one of the participants left a very nice, probably expensive, wristwatch in a golf cart. An alert Breck Golf Course employee found it and turned it over to a Summit Chamber volunteer, who gave it to a Summit Chamber staffer, who gave it to one of the foursome assigned to that golf cart, who returned it to its rightful owner. Turns out it had been a gift from his wife, and he was very happy to see it again. On a 27-hole golf course, it would have been very easy for that watch to have ‘gone lost and stayed lost,’ if not for a string of honest, cool Summit County people.”Thanks, Dennis. And thanks for the crew over at Breckenridge Golf Club. May those trees only give friendly bounces for a day … and all the carts be returned as clean as they left.***We out, online shopping.

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