Just a reminder to everyone: as you enjoy this weekend, whether it be celebrating:
1. Ground Hog Day;
2. The Chinese New Year (February 7th);
3. CARNIVALE; or
4. MARDI GRAS (February 5th, aka "Super Tuesday" in many of the States here in the US, this year),
Just remember to also take time to raise a toast of your favorite beverage, either alone or with friends and/or family members, for:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MILLVINA DEAN!!!
Hello to all, I suppose that all of you know that Millvina (born Elizabeth Gladys) Dean is the LAST of the living Titanic survivors. Perhaps you didn't know that February 2nd, 2008 will be her 96th birthday. She is at a nursing home and if anyone would like to send her a birthday card, you can address to her at: UK Best regards, Bruce [email protected]
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I sent her a small parcel a few days ago. Then today I called the Nursing Home asking them to pass on to her a message of birthday wishes. They asked me if I would like to say that to her myself. My answer was no doubt YES. She was familiar with me through the little things I send to her. She said "I have so many flowers and cards that they have all run amuck and I don't know who has sent what." She also said some Spanish visitors came this morning and now she is having a nice lunch with family and friends. Then she asked if I ever come to England to come visit and that she had to go because she was about to toast some champagne for her birthday. She sounded very cheery.
A very happy birthday to Ms. Dean from the snowy, slushy wilds around Scarborough, Ont. I hope she is warm and the snow, if snow she sees, looks pretty. It's actually not so ugly here. The snow on the trees is very Christmas card like; but I do not like wading through it over my ankles and climbing over ridges as high as my knees to get into the bus. Still, the helpful spirit persists. Two kind men helped me, a blind man and a small woman over the hump and we slid, leaped and got on without injury. I suppose getting into a lifeboat is worse, but I would not care for it.
Many joyous days to you, Ms. Dean.
Today mark's the 95th birthday of a good friend...Millvina Dean...Happy birthday my friend. I would like to say that while I was your event coordinator in 1999, I enjoyed every moment and will never forget that moment. I hope you're doing fine and will call you soon. I wish you another 96 years and health. I still remember that great sallad and dinner you made me while at your home. Thank you so much for your hospitality. It was truly a pleasure to meet Bruno Nordmanis and hear him play his instrument. Love you guys always
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To everyone: Please take time, today and/or tomorrow, to offer a toast, of your favorite beverage, either alone or with friends and/or family members (I will raise a toast of Charles Shaw Sauvignon Blanc), to a wonderful lady:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MILLVINA DEAN!!!
"FOR SHE'S A JOLLY GREAT LADY!!! AND SO SAY ALL OF US"!!!!
Sheila and I visited Millvina this afternoon to wish her well for her birthday. She is feeling much better because her niggling cough has stopped. This had really been getting her down. She has received many birthday cards and gifts and is delighted that so many people have thought of her.
We had a lovely afternoon of tea and chat and laughter and in many ways it was just like the old days.