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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS

Post by Ben » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:09 pm

Dear Chris

Thanks for all your support and friendship over the past few years.
You're a jewel!
I hope today is a really special day for you.
Metta

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Post by woini » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:27 pm

Happy Birthday!

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Post by Stiphan » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:56 pm

Happy Birthday Chris!

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Post by retrofuturist » Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:41 pm

Have a great day, Chris.

Thanks for everything.

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Retro. :)
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Post by BlackBird » Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:19 am

Chris, you are like a candle in a world without much light. Long may your practise continue to flourish.
All the best for another year on planet earth!
Jack.
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Post by DNS » Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:49 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! !

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Post by Jechbi » Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:19 am

A member here whom I admire,
and whose wit and insights do inspire,
has a birthday today!
Oh boy! Hip-hip-hooray!
Here's to you, Chris. Please never retire.

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Post by cooran » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:05 pm

Hello all,

Thank you for the kind wishes via words, images and even a poem!!

Ben - your cake reminded me of when my son gently told me I couldn't be 40 years old anymore because he was now 30. :shrug:

much metta to all,

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Post by tiltbillings » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:35 pm

In light of Ben's cake: Breith lá Sona Duit (Happy Birthday to you). Caoimhe (kweevah) loveliness.
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Post by Cittasanto » Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:19 am

Happybirthday
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Post by jcsuperstar » Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:43 am

happy berfday!
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Post by serg_o » Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:10 am

Happy birthday, Chris!

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Post by puthujjana » Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:45 am

Happy Birthday!
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Post by cooran » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:28 am

Thank you all for these posts - you helped to make my birthday weekend enjoyable and heart-warming.

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---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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