View Full Version : Happy Birthday Phyllis Messinger!!!!

Peter Malcolm Jardine
12-09-2010, 04:31 PM
A sincere happy birthday to Phyllis Messinger.....
and a happy holiday to her and her family.BY:DBY:D

I hope Prairie is always sailing at the top of this forum;)

Ian McColgin
12-09-2010, 04:32 PM
Indeed. Carry on Phyllis. And how is Prairie.

12-09-2010, 04:55 PM
Yes. Many happy returns, Phyllis & family.

Bruce Taylor
12-09-2010, 05:15 PM
Happy Birthday, Phyllis!

It looks like you still sign in, once in a while, so there's some hope that you'll see this. :)

You might be surprised to know how often I think of Norm.

12-09-2010, 05:24 PM
Happy Birthday wishes from us, too. We'd love to hear some news of Prairie Islander sometime.


Harry Miller
12-09-2010, 05:51 PM
Happy Birthday and best wishes Phyllis. Bruce is not alone. It's nice to look at Prairie Islander every time I log in.

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
12-10-2010, 08:53 AM
You might be surprised to know how often I think of Norm.

I miss Norm too.
Happy Birthday Phyllis!

12-10-2010, 08:56 AM
And my good wishes too Phyllis.

Joe Dupere
12-10-2010, 08:57 AM
Happy Birthday Phyllis. I always remember Norm and the canoes for the grand-neighbors. I hope you're doing well these days.

Joe, FFPoP

12-10-2010, 08:57 AM
Happy Birthday Phyllis! Have a truly wonderful day.


12-10-2010, 10:34 AM
Happy Birthday, Phyllis, and Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Bob Adams
12-10-2010, 12:16 PM
Your precious Norm is always here with us in spirit. Happy Birthday Phyllis.

Tom Montgomery
12-10-2010, 12:44 PM
I think of Norm every time I log onto the WBF and see him at the helm Prairie Islander.

Best wishes to you and a Happy Birthday, Phyllis.

Ed Harrow
12-10-2010, 12:45 PM
Your precious Norm is always here with us in spirit. Happy Birthday Phyllis.

And with me, too.



John of Phoenix
12-10-2010, 12:52 PM
Happy birthday Phyllis. What a wonderful legacy for NoMess.

Peter Kalshoven
12-10-2010, 05:52 PM
A day late and a dollar short, but my sincerest wishes for a Happy Birthday!

Lew Barrett
12-11-2010, 12:07 PM
I got here too late to read or know him, but his legacy clearly lives on. Happy Birthday Phyllis!

Joe (SoCal)
12-11-2010, 02:08 PM
Happy Birthday - Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Wooden Boat Fittings
12-12-2010, 08:24 PM
Happy Birthday, Phyllis. There are an awful lot of people here who still miss Norm -- and Lynn too -- and would want to wish you a really good day anyway.

And I hope Christmas is a happy one for you too, with lots of the grand-neighbours dropping in to help you celebrate it.


12-13-2010, 03:57 PM
Indeed, happy birthday ... what a small world, as your kids went to the same high school as me! Before you moved away ...

God bless you, ma'am!

12-13-2010, 04:55 PM
Add one more happy birthday and good wishes from Florida! I hope not only that you see this, but that fair winds have continued to carry you.


12-24-2010, 04:34 PM
Thank you all, for your good wishes and for your continued memories of Norm and Lynn. I do check in periodically, but I hadn't yet done so this month. It took a card from Ed Harrow to remind me. I continue to appreciate the masthead but know that someday, as memories wane, something else will be more appropriate. In the meantime, I value the tribute to Norm. Daniel (the main grand neighbor) tells me it is also the Wooden Boat's Facebook picture. Fancy that.

Prairie Islander seems content enough in lodgings that spare her from the weather although I'm sure she'll be happier when she is returned to water. Wes started shaping the bowsprit this year but was interrupted by a variety of medical problems that seem related to his now being over fifty years old. His complaints about this attack on his "normal good nature" brought nothing but laughter and jeers from his friends. I'm sure he'll return to that project when the sun shines in Oregon and his physical therapist releases him. After that is done, I have a feeling he may come to you for support and suggestions as he deals with a huge learning curve.

Ivy and Charlia (LAMESS') widow and daughter are, as usual, delighting me by sharing their Christmas holiday here.

Thanks, again, for your good wishes. I hope you all have a great holiday.

Phyllis Messinger