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#1

Hip hip hip hooray!!
I’m 84 today!
I’ve lost the key to the door
Can’t remember stuff any more
Me farver said I c’d do as I like
S’a long as I did as I’m told
Double tot fer me terday
I’m 84 years old!

Cheers for now,
John Burgess; @John_Burgess2 of Mapua, Nelson NZ


#2

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN! It’s funny, but as we age, the criteria for
being ‘elderly’ changes drastically. Think young! Best wishes SandraFrom: airwangi2002 elnab@sbcglobal.net

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN, and many more! May we all grow old as you are
doing, with wit, humor and intelligence at the fore! (Elna in
Berkeley CA)

From: marilyn smith mmmaule@comcast.net

That’s the sprit John! Keep those posts coming.
marilyn

From: “Kevin P. Kelly” kpkelly@swcp.com

Happy birthday John Burgess!

At 84 your mind is still agile as we all can attest to
your Orchid posts are a treasure
the measure of what we aspire to
succinct and yet a delight
to light our way in pursuit
of hirsute and vexing questions.

Kevin Kelly

From: Janet Alix janetalix@comcast.net

Sheridan,

What are you enameling on? Do you have counter enamel? How thickly
is the enamel applied? We had a lot of problems enameling on large
silver surfaces…

Janet


#3

Congratulations John. And many more to follow! Joe Bloyd
Battle Ground, WA


#4

Dear, Dear John Burgess,

I hope your day in New Zealand
Finds you healthy and feeling grand.
We are your friends in Orchidland
Who have enjoyed your helping hand.

We’re pleased as punch you’re 84.
Here’s to many, many years more!

Best of everything to you and Jean,

Judy in Kansas


#5

Happy Birthday, John! Thanks for being so generous with your time,
advice and spirit.

Katherine Palochak


#6

G’day; I want to thank all of you for the lovely birthday greetings
and comments; they are much appreciated. There are too many to thank
individually, but well – you understand. Thanks again.

Cheers for now,
John Burgess; @John_Burgess2 of Mapua, Nelson NZ


#7

John,

Happy Birthday!

Just catching up on prior posts. Congratulations on reaching 84!
Almost a year has gone by since Dave and I were welcomed into your
home. How lovely to have met you, sit for awhile, chat, have a lovely
cuppa. We miss NZ and all the sacred spaces.

Many hugs to you,

-karen and dave