Happy Birthday Ole Joyful!!!!

jasdipJanuary 30, 2013

Have a very happy birthday Ed!

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tami_ohio

Happy Birthday Ed! And many more!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 9:25AM
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jannie

Happy Birthday to a great guy!!!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 9:33AM
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lydia1959

Happy birthday ED! Hope it's a great one!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 10:44AM
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JoAnn_Fla

Have a great day!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 10:55AM
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marilyn_sue

I wish you a wonderful birthday.

Sue

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 10:59AM
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katlan

Happy Birthday Ed. Hope you have a great day.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 11:33AM
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kayjones

Happy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 12:11PM
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cynic

Happy Birthday you wild and crazy guy!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 1:00PM
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Georgysmom

Happy Birthday, again, O.J. I hope it turns out to be a very special day.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 1:26PM
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schoolhouse_gw

Best Wishes!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 1:46PM
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joyfulguy

Thank you much, everyone.

Card came from niece in Swan Hills, Alberta, yesterday ...

... delayed opening it till after midnight.

Daughter called.

Going out to dinner with son and partner tomorrow evening.

Yackin' with you folks today could be called something of a birthday blessing.

As I said in my Christmas message (that appeared here) when one gets old (and, for many, are downsizing) who - needs - more - stuff??!!

Temperature about 45 F. today (but to get cold again overnight). Sometimes when I see folks going from car to market in weather like this, I say that if they're in charge of ordering weather ... they can keep doing this till March, if they like: usually causes a smile and, often, a reply in kind.

old joyful

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 1:54PM
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kacram

Happy birtday
Old Joyful!
I hope you
have a great year!!!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 2:00PM
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donna_loomis

Have a truly joyful birthday!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 2:15PM
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mamatoad

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ED! WISHING YOU A DAY FILLED WITH SMILES AND A YEAR'S WORTH OF BLESSINGS!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 2:15PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

May all your wishes come true! Happy Birthday to you and many more to come!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 2:22PM
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minnie_tx

So you finished another trip around the sun !!! Happy Day

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 2:22PM
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joyfulguy

It's 84.

And thankful to be enjoying good health (with the help of some rat poison).

ole joyful

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 3:26PM
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sooey

Happy, Happy Birthday, Ed! Enjoy your day and eat lots and lots of yummy cake!

sooey

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 3:59PM
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patti43

Happy Birthday to the sweetest guy ever. Have a wonderful day!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 4:15PM
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cherryfizz

Happy Birthday Ed!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 8:00PM
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stacey_mb

Happy birthday, Ed! Hope you had a great day!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 8:21PM
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cheryl_ok

Happy Birthday Ed!
Hope it was a great one

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 8:25PM
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susanjf_gw

belated happy bday!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 8:28PM
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ont_gal

Happy Birthday Ed!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 10:42PM
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drewsmaga

Happy Happy Birthday, Ed! Keep on posting! (LOVE your posts!) And have the upcoming year be your BEST year ever!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 1:32AM
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Hellion

Happy Birthday to you!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 7:38AM
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Sue_va

I know you will have a great birthday, because you are always JOYFUL!!

Sue

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 1:05PM
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joyfulguy

Investment group of about 18 met last night ... I announced birthday ... they didn't sing ... I was a bit disappointed.

Last week at men's coffee hour at the church (the Old Farts' club) they gave each of us birthday-boys-in-January a cupcake with candle.

I held mine at arm's length ... blew it out.

Thought it'd cause some fun if I succeeded (it did) ... and some if I didn't ...

... so thought it worth the gamble.

Thanks for all of your good wishes.

ole joyfuelled

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 2:17PM
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heather_on

Wishing you a wonderful day!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 7:21PM
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schoolhouse_gw

They didn't sing? Well, now we can't have that. Here something just for you from all us at the Kitchen Table:

Here is a link that might be useful: Happy Birthday

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 9:52PM
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dianamo_1

Happy Birthday!!!

Here is a link that might be useful: Happy Birthday

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 10:13PM
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hounds_x_two

Late Birthday good-wishes help the celebration last longer!
Happy Birthday!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 10:38PM
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petaloid

Best Birthday Week to You!

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 4:34PM
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susie53_gw

Hope you had a wonderful birthday..

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 10:27PM
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joyfulguy

Tried to explain to son how to get to the restaurant that I'd suggested, and, as his partner is somewhat directionally disenfranchised, and I couldn't give him a street address, we met at her workplace just after five (after I made the recent post) and headed for the restaurant, along some rather rural roads ... amid some (light) discussion that they had restaruants closer, in town.

Anyway, we made the one where the Old Farts from church take their wives for lunch just before their summer break.

Not many in the dining room part of the establishment, and son blew me up a multi-balloon hat to celebrate (he does this for kids at fairs, festivals, etc.).

Visited a table where a couple of middle-aged ladies had settled, asking whether they thought my hat might indicate that I was nearing second childhood.

We were about ten miles from where I live, and after a bit of banter, one lady looked at me and said that she thought that my name was XXXXXX, wasn't it ... and I said that I had to plead quilty to the charge.

She, who lives on a farm a couple of miles from me, was daughter-in-law to one of Dad's cousins ... and visited my first cousin's home frequently, over a number of years, as housekeeper for his disadvantaged wife, a few years ago ... we've met a couple of times, I think.

Her husband died (of cancer?) a few months ago, and I commisserated with her about that. The other lady had lived near her, her husband took his own life a few years ago, and she'd moved to the city. I'd been friends with the older generation of that family: her father-in-law was a friend to the whole community.

As we were leaving, I said to the first lady that she'd had a late-teen son who'd had a battle with cancer several years ago (I'd visited their home at the time) and I wondered how that had turned out.

It seems that he was in remission for ten years ... but recently it has returned ... with a vengeance ... and he was just in the middle of getting a transplant at that time.

So I offered my good wishes for all of them and offered to say some prayers on their behalf.

One never knows what may show up around the next bend in the road.

Sometimes some little thing that one does, often at the spur of the moment, turns out much differently than one could have anticipated.

ole joyful

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 3:43PM
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joyfulguy

On Sunday evening, en route home, I dropped in to the lady's farm home, nearby.

She'd just arrived home from spending the day with her son in the hospital, following the transplant.

He's coping with a very high fever, and may have been for a while.

I ask for your good thoughts and hopes, plus some prayers offered on the part of those of you who do that, for the young man and his family.

ole joyful

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 7:10PM
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