I will commemorate by planting a tree. There will be two trees. One is a Madrone. Arbutis menziesii. That is for my birthday. Madrone is native to the Pacific Northwest. They are said to be difficult to transplant and settle in. One reference said, 9 out of 10 die. I will do my best to nurture it. (Pic from commons.wikimedia.org)
The second is Oxydendrum arboreum. This one is my 6-months-after-day-zero tree. Sourwood tree. Brilliant fall color, flaming red. Nectar from early summer flowers make a famous special varietal honey, one of several honeys that apiarists claim as the best of all. Sourwood may be difficult to establish too. (pic form commons.wikimedia.org)
It might take a while to get them into the ground. I fatigue so easily. I will ask for Ning to help.