October 13th, 2002

Capturing 2002 Birthday Cards...

60 Looks Good On You
Hope all of your special dreams come true.

"When you get to be our age, dreams are often interrupted -- by frequent trips to the bathroom throughout the night -- take those moments and open your eyes just enough to see how many of your dreams are coming true. I never dreamt that I'd have a friend as dear as you and I'm so thankful to the awakenings you've brought to my life! Much love, Will"

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Sometimes our lives are blessed by people who are so special that we are happier just because we know them...
... and you're one of those very special people. Happy Birthday.

"Dear John, From the sound of our phone callI know the P-Town boys took good care of you on your birthday! Happy 45th -- with any luck you still have 1/2 your life to live. :-) I know this card is late BUT -- it truly says how I feel about you bro! You are a big SPECIAL part of my life and I enjoy our chats and time together ALWAYS. Take care and keep in touch. It's always good to hear form you! Love Vivian & Jeff"

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You're a Friend for All Times
Some of the happiest times of my life are times you and I spend together, For deep in my heart I've considered you special -- one of my dearest friends ever... Time after time, I've enjoyed your nice company, warmed by the closeness we share, And when there were days that I needed encouragement, I knew you'd always be there... Time and again, I've been ever so grateful for having a good friend like you -- A friend for all times, to confide in, to count on, and treasure a whole lifetime through.
Happy Birthday.

"I finally found the birthday card I wanted to give you... :-) ... no matter how far apart our interests and lives drift, I know we'll always be close and we'll always be there for each other. ILV, Donna"

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For You, Son with love and pride on your birthday.
<Sticker> Happy Birthday
Dear John, It's always meant so very much to have a son like you -- A son to love, enjoy, respect, and feel so proud of too... That's why these special wishes for the things you're dreaming of Are filled with joy, with warmth and pride, But most of all -- with love! Happy Birthday. Have a very happy year. Mom & Dad <Sticker> I love you!"

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Don't say it if you don't mean it! Catch up to that car and we'll flash 'em!
Growing old is fun if you do it with the right people.

"Dear John, Thank you for being my best buddy ever! 'You could never accuse him of idleness, and yet he knew the secret of repose.' Charles Dudley Warner Love, Sharon"

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What did one saggy boob say to the other?
We'd better perk up or people will think we're nuts! Happy Birthday

"John, Wishing you a wonderful day and year of happiness! Lots of love to a great friend! Love, Steve"

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Fall/Thanksgiving Leaves
"John, When thinking about your birthday, I thought this Thanksgiving card was appropriate because I'm thankful to have you in my life. You are a unique and special person and I'm lucky to have you as a friend. Happy Birthday. Love, Jay"

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On your Birthday don't do anything naughty you might regret later...
... do something naughty you'll remember with pride!

"Happy Birthday!! Love, Joe P.S. Don't forget to share with us what naughty things you do!"

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Friends...
Happy Birthday to someone who knows the true meaning of the word friends. I'm so glad there's you."
"Happy Birthday! Love, Mary"

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Pope in a speedo (and other unlikely articles of clothing for him...)
Happy Birthday
"Hail Mary! Sorry, couldn't resist. All my love, Robert"

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I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch. Gilda Radner
"Happy Birthday John. Tons of love, Gregor P.S. I am not bitter."
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Happy Birthday to me...

I slept until noon -- exactly what I wanted to do. I read HOW I LEARNED TO SNAP in the afternoon. At around 4:30, I shaved and showered to head to O'Charley's. I met Will, Steve, Jay, and Joe for dinner. I had a delicious club sandwich and fries! Our waiter was dorky, and tried too hard, bless his heart. Jay gave me the sweetest card, which brought tears to my eyes. The waiter brought us the hugest slice of chocolate cake to our table for my birthday -- a chocolate decadence type cake. It got a good fork stabbing.

We went to Steve's for some delicious butter pecan cake. Yum Yum Yum. Each of the other guys gave me a card and a gift. From Will: a framed picture of me, him, Joe, and Steve on the water taxi in Boston during our August P-Town trip. From Steve: a nice scented candle. From Joe: two huge, ceramic coffee cups with a little packet of Starbucks coffee in each. It was all quite nice.

Vivian called while I was opening my gifts.

After cake and coffee, we gathered around Steve's new computer, listened to a couple of Shirley Q. Liquor cuts, and then sang three songs: Randy Travis' Forever and Ever Amen; Kenny Rogers' The Gambler; and the Eagles' Peaceful, Easy Feeling. That was great fun.

I went home to my place where Robert was waiting. He ate one of the pieces of cake I brought home for him. We heeded his feeling that no one should not get laid on their birthday. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! He spent the night. I had a very happy birthday! 45. Geez.