Birthdays and other anniversaries and significant dates

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  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    Tomorrow, my friend Florence turns 100 years old!! Her daughter has prepared a party for her in the facility where Florence lives. We will have food, cake, sparkles and fun; all things that are among Florence's favorite things!
    This is very exciting!!
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    edited May 10
    Wow - happy birthday, Florence!

    In the UK when you turn 100, you get a telegram from the Queen; Florence won't have to get a tweet from the Chief Twit, will she? :mrgreen:
  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    Oh, I think there's a possibility of a note from the White House. She would have loved one from President Obama (or President Clinton!!!)
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    One from Mr. Obama would really have meant something - such a gentleman.
  • LothlorienLothlorien All Saints Host
    Happy Birthday to Florence and may she have a wonderful party.
  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    Thank you for your kind birthday messages! I'll share them with Florence tomorrow! She'll be very excited to know that she has greetings from various parts of the world!! She was quite the traveler in her day and has told me about her trips to Great Britain and Australia and so many other places. Happy memories for her!
  • NicoleMRNicoleMR Shipmate
    Happy birthday to Florence!
  • bassobasso Shipmate
    Happy birthday to Florence from San Francisco!
  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    I'm writing all these places down for Florence! Thank you all! :blush:
  • MaryLouiseMaryLouise Purgatory Host
    Happy birthday to Florence from Cape Town in South Africa!
  • Happy Birthday to Florence from the UK, London -ish
  • PigwidgeonPigwidgeon Shipmate
    Happy Birthday, Florence, from Arizona!
  • Happy Birthday, Florence, from Scotland!
  • Nick TamenNick Tamen Shipmate
    And from the Tar Heel State!
  • NicoleMRNicoleMR Shipmate
    Oh if you're writing down locations, my happy birthday comes from New York City.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    And mine from Fredericton, New Brunswick.
  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    Thank you for the information, ladies!

    I told Florence that she would find a card with greetings from all of you, from all over the world! She was thrilled, and told me that she had traveled to most of those places (which of course, I already knew!!!) and it made her so very happy to remember those favorite times of her long life!
  • Nick TamenNick Tamen Shipmate
    jedijudy wrote: »
    Thank you for the information, ladies!
    Ahem. :wink:

  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    edited May 12
    OOOPS!!! Sorry @Nick Tamen and @basso !!! My brain was melted on birthday cake!!! :dizzy:
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    jedijudy wrote: »
    ... My brain was melted on birthday cake!!! :dizzy:
    ... or CHAMPAGNE, perhaps? :mrgreen:
  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    This was a mostly Methodist tea total group! Florence is the daughter of a Methodist pastor and was married and widowed to two Methodist pastors! I don't think champagne ever touched her lips!!

    So, unfortunately, I can't use that as an excuse! ;)
  • PigwidgeonPigwidgeon Shipmate
    jedijudy wrote: »
    Florence... was married and widowed to two Methodist pastors!

    I'm assuming not at the same time?
    :wink:

  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    :joy:
    Pigwidgeon, you are correct!
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    That might not have been quite in the spirit of what Mr. Wesley had in mind ... :mrgreen:
  • MaryLouiseMaryLouise Purgatory Host
    edited May 22
    A personal friend and major Kenyan writer, Binyavanga Wainaina, has died at the age of 48 (he suffered a stroke in 2015). Devastated.
  • CathscatsCathscats Shipmate
    My wedding anniversary! 20 interesting years. The downside is we are not in the same location this week, as himself is at home, and I am in Edinburgh.
  • Congratulations, Cathscats!
  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    That's a special milestone, Cathscats! I hope you two get to celebrate when you are in the same place!
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    @MaryLouise - so sorry to hear of your loss - 48 is way too young. May he rest in peace.

    Congratulations, Cathscats and Mr. Cathscats! A couple of friends of ours in Newfoundland posted on FB today that it's their 20th anniversary, so you've obviously picked a good day.
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    @MaryLouise - I am so sorry.

    Bravi, Cathscats!

  • HuiaHuia Shipmate
    edited May 27
    Today is my birthday. Several plans fell through, but my nephew sent his present 2 weeks early* so I opened it this morning.


    His explanation - "Because it give NZ Post time to find it again if they lose it."
  • NicoleMRNicoleMR Shipmate
    Happy birthday Huia!
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Many happy returns, Huia! :smiley:
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    Happy birthday, Huia!
  • LothlorienLothlorien All Saints Host
    Happy birthday to you, Huia.
  • Happy birthday Huia
  • bassobasso Shipmate
    Happy birthday, Huia!
  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    Happy birthday, Huia!
  • HuiaHuia Shipmate
    edited May 27
    Thanks everyone.

    My brother in Chicago is amazing, he always seems to manage to get a present to arrive on the exact day. I now have a large towel shaped like a cat's head with a tabby cat's face printed on it. :heart: It's microfibre so it will dry quickly, which I appreciate given that it's a challenge getting towels dry in winter.

    As always, it's not the presents themselves, but the thoughtfulness behind them, a friend bought and delivered wood pellets for Aroha's litter boxes. He has a practical turn of mind.
  • TheOrganistTheOrganist Shipmate
    D-Day minus 1 and Harry Read and John Hutton, 95 and 94, have just parachuted into Normandy for the second time.

    Puts the rows of presidents, premiers and party leaders into perspective.
  • ChoristerChorister Shipmate
    D-Day minus 1 and Harry Read and John Hutton, 95 and 94, have just parachuted into Normandy for the second time.

    Wow. Respect.

  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Respect squared. <notworthy>
  • TheOrganistTheOrganist Shipmate
    Today would have been our wedding anniversary. I'll work through it by doing some much needed brush/ scrub clearing with a friend.
  • MaryLouiseMaryLouise Purgatory Host
    ((TheOrganist)) Anniversaries are my worst.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    {{{TheOrganist}}}
  • TheOrganistTheOrganist Shipmate
    Thank you both.

    I've spent a lot of the day having fun with a large brush-cutter clearing a choked drainage ditch with a friend. Then the usual two-and-a-half hour rehearsal.

    Now sitting enjoying a wee drink ...
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    {{{The Organist}}} Have two.
  • LothlorienLothlorien All Saints Host
    Anniversaries are very difficult, even years down the track.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Happy Canada Day to all the Canuck Shippies, eh?

    :smiley:
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
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