What is the origin of the Golden Birthday? Is it only in the Midwest? How long ago did you first hear of it?

I grew up in California, I've lived in Boston and Philly, but I never heard of a Golden Birthday until I moved to Milwaukee about 10 years ago. I suspect it has midwest origins like "bubblers" (drinking fountains for those of you not in Milwaukee.) I've seen a web site that credits it to a... show more I grew up in California, I've lived in Boston and Philly, but I never heard of a Golden Birthday until I moved to Milwaukee about 10 years ago. I suspect it has midwest origins like "bubblers" (drinking fountains for those of you not in Milwaukee.) I've seen a web site that credits it to a person now living, but I refuse to believe that Golden Birthday's are a new concept. Does anyone remember celebrating Golden Birthdays 20, 30, 40 or even 50 years ago? Did you live in the midwest? Let's settle this once and for all and post the answer in Wikipedia for everyone.

-ToonKing
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