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    I find if hard to belive that i was dredged out of Newport Harbor on this day in 1935! I guess it is fitting to say that I have now reached a ripe old age! A friend called to wish me Happy Dredging Day this morning and asked how I felt.
    My answer was "Ripe"!

    My thanks to all of you who put up with my sometimes rambling posts!
    Jay Greer aka "Bird"

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    Happy birthday Jay. You are one of the reasons I keep coming back.

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    Happy birthday Jay! And many more to you!
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    Like a good Camembert. Thanks for your many contributions here.
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    Happy Birthday, Jay. The bright work on my boat is definitely looking better because of the advice you’ve posted. Don’t burn down the house blowing out all the candles!

    paul
    Last edited by Puttputt; 06-16-2018 at 03:20 PM. Reason: grammar

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    Happy birthday Jay! And many thanks for your artistry and your willingness to share it here.

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    Alles gut zum Geburtstag!
    Heute ist so ein schöne Tag...

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    Happy Birthday Jay! Tolkein had the hobbits giving gifts away for their birthdays and your knowledge is the gift I've enjoyed over many posts!

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    Mate, you're only two and a half years older than Jane Fonda. Many happy returns of the day.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Happy birthday Jay.


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    Happy birthday Jay. When I passed 75 in February I felt exactly the same, 'Wha? Where did all that go……………..'

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    You make me feel young, since I won't be hitting seventy till August. I sail happily in your wake.

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    Happy Birthday Jay Greer !

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    Well done!

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    Happy Birthday Jay! Always read your posts with interest.
    Looking forward to many more.


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    Happy birthday, young feller.
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    Happy Birthday, Jay! You're one of the reasons I log in every day.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Living to a ripe old age is generally a good thing. Happy Birthday Jay. The drawback to that is, the lack of time remaining on this earth. I look forward to reading your posts for many years to come.
    Cheers,
    Daniel
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    Happy Birthday Jay.

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    Villen dank alles!

    Miene familia von Deutschland ist.

    And thank you all for you kind wishes and encouraging words.

    Bird

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    Happy Birthday. May you orbit the sun many more times.

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    I raise my smoothy to you Jay. I hope you feel as well as you write.

    Here's a pattern for an inlay on your next project...


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    Complimenti signore
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    Happy Birthday!

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    May you and your dear Anne enjoy many more happy birthdays.

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    A definite wish for your continued enjoyment of the voyage!

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    Happy birthday Jay, and many, many more to come. Have a great new year.


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    Happy birthday Jay .Thankyou for all you share here .

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    Gosh, my Annie read your greetings this morning and enjoyed them as well.
    I do think we made a good choice in choosing each other 47 years ago!

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    Best wishes Jay!

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    Jeezus mate you make me feel young and I'm approaching 66.
    Happy birthday.
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    Happy Birthday Jay.

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    83...You're just reaching a respectable age for an old schooner. I'm a decade and a half behind you, and I'm ready for a full restoration. The diesel is still running good, but my frames and planking are...in less than stellar condition.

    Old schoonermen never die. They live on in their posts on the WBF.

    Congrats on another passage around the Sun. I'm looking forward to seeing you here again next year.
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    Time to hoist the Gollywobbler, Tall Boy & Spitfire! We're around the mark and on a downhill run! Goin for the finish line!
    Jay

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