Birthdays and other anniversaries and significant dates

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  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    My actual birthday was Sunday! But thank you all for your heart warming birthday wishes!

    (I turned 13 on Friday the 13th many, many years ago!)
  • FirenzeFirenze Shipmate, Host Emeritus
    It was a nice day. Cold but sunny. My latest diabetes meds seem to be working. Mr F continues in remission from his cancer. We had duck and champagne.

    Carpe diem* as they say.

    *Sieze the day
  • LothlorienLothlorien All Saints Host
    Sounds good, Firenze.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Glad to hear it, Firenze!
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    Excellent, Firenze!
  • NicoleMRNicoleMR Shipmate
    Today (January 27) is Holocaust Remembrance Day.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    I don't know if we have any Chinese Shippies, but if we do, I'll wish them a happy Year of the Pig.

    🐖😊🐖
  • For today, my Dear Wife has baked what must be my forty eighth chocolate birthday cake. (Forty eighth cake, that is. The birthday total is somewhat higher). The recipe is from the New York Times Cookbook and has been a major factor in a long and contented marriage. I am happy to recommend it.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Many happy returns, Stercus! :smiley:

    You share your birthday with my late father, who would have been 94 today.
  • MaryLouiseMaryLouise Purgatory Host
    Happy birthday Stercus! Love to see that recipe.
  • Happy Birthday!
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    Happy birthday, Stercus!
  • NicoleMRNicoleMR Shipmate
    Happy birthday!
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    edited February 9
    Ten years ago today my brother-in-law, who was probably the nicest man on the planet, lost his battle with cancer. He had turned 56 the previous day.

    RIP, R. :heartbreak:
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    Three years ago today (8 February) my beloved Pater died. I still miss him terribly. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
  • LothlorienLothlorien All Saints Host
    Prayers Ross. Mum died almost ten years ago and all the family miss her. Most days someone mentions her in one way or another. I can understand your missing him.
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    Thank you, Lothlorien.
  • My mother fell and broke her hip 10 years ago. Which is the thing which started the decline which ended get life.

    Were reminded, trying to not recall, as is our custom, the trial 8 years ago of the assaillant who nearly killed one of our's.

    And it was -42°C (-44°F) today. Fitting. Cold day in hellish rememberings. I'm not fond of my cousin just now who reminded us of both.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    I'm going to be posting far too many memorials on this thread this week, beginning with our dear Shipmate and my predecessor as a host in AS, Uncle Pete, who died a year ago today.

    I never managed to meet him in RL, but he was an inspiration to many of us here.

    May he rest in peace. :heartbreak:
  • LothlorienLothlorien All Saints Host
    I wrote a reply and it has vanished. I have been thinking for some days about not only Pete, but Erin too.
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    Erin was one of a kind. I miss her.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Remembering my dad, who died a year ago today.

    Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him.
  • jedijudyjedijudy Heaven Host
    (((Piglet and all who love and miss her dad)))
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Thanks, JJ!
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    jedijudy wrote: »
    (((Piglet and all who love and miss her dad)))
    Amen.

  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Thanks, Ross!

    I promise this will be my last in memoriam for a wee while: my cousin L, who was also the best friend of my (only slightly) mis-spent youth, died a year ago today aged only 53.

    It's safe to say that this week last year wasn't the best of my life.

    May she rest in peace.
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    {{{Piglet}}}

  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Thanks Ross.
  • MaryLouiseMaryLouise Purgatory Host
    (Piglet)
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Thanks, ML!
  • It is our 30th wedding anniversary.

    We don't feel old enough to have been married for 30 years....
  • Happy Anniversary! Having just had our 30th last fall, we know exactly what you mean about not being old enough to have been married 30 years.
  • MaryLouiseMaryLouise Purgatory Host
    Congratulations, NEQ!
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Congratulations, NEQ and North East Man!

    We had our 30th last July, and like Nick, we can't quite believe it.
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    Happy anniversary, NEQ!
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Happy birthday to D's mum, who's 90 today and going strong. :heart:
  • TheOrganistTheOrganist Shipmate
    Dydd gwyl Dewi Sant! :heart:
  • MelangellMelangell Shipmate
    Dydd gwyl Dewi Sant! :heart:
    Thank you, TheOrganist; I made a special trip to the midday services at Southwark Cathedral and St David was well and truly included... and this weekend's floral arrangements (both there and in my house) major on daffodils...
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    edited March 1
    Happy St. David's Day to all our Welsh shippies!

    D. marked the occasion by putting a lot of Welsh or Welsh-inspired music into his lunchtime organ recital.

    * * * * *

    According to a notice D. saw in a shop, today is also National Pig Day, and it would be most remiss of me not to point it out.

    :smiley: 🐖 :smiley:
  • I turned 60 today! Didn't shoot my age on the golf course, but then I didn't expect to. A great day, though. My golfing buddies don't think I even earn honorable mention in the "old" category yet!
  • Nick TamenNick Tamen Shipmate
    Happy Birthday, sharkshooter!
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    Happy St. David's Day! I had no leeks to put in my hat, but I did sing "Cwm Rhondda" and "Bryn Califaria" to myself.

    Happy birthday, sharkshooter!

  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Many happy returns, Sharkshooter! :smiley:
  • Sharkshooter! May the snows recede sometime this year to enable you to hit the greens with glee.
  • HugalHugal Shipmate
    My 52nd today. Tinged by having to put our little cat Spikey to sleep in Tuesday. Going to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Saturday.
  • North East QuineNorth East Quine Shipmate
    edited March 7
    Happy birthday, Hugal! I'm sorry to hear about wee Spikey.
  • LothlorienLothlorien All Saints Host
    My Dad died on this date 21 years ago. Still missed.
  • PigletPiglet All Saints Host, Circus Host
    Many happy returns, Hugal - hope your 53rd will be happier.

    May Loth's dad rest in peace and rise in glory.
  • Yesterday was International Women's day! I was too busy to post!
  • RossweisseRossweisse Shipmate, Hell Host
    I got to hear lots of music by women composers on the radio. It was a Good Thing.
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