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Happy Birthday to John Shepard

Sep 22, 2018
Hunter 216 Kingston
First of all I wanted to thank you for all of your insightful posts on this site. Invaluable knowledge frequently shared!

Second of all Happy Birthday

Now for the silly part. When I saw the title of this thread I had a seniors moment and thought it was about this famous American.

The lights eventually came on and then I thought a sci- fi fan was posting.


Then I actually read the thread
Sep 22, 2018
Hunter 216 Kingston
Hunter, I like the way you think.

-Will (Dragonfly)
Well since I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting John and his avatar doesn’t do much to reveal his real identity maybe his name really is Joe Flanigan!

My Dad taught me to try to laugh every day, wisest man I ever knew!
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Aug 1, 2011
Catalina 270 Wabamun - on the orange ball
@jssailem It's probably a relief now that you don't have to worry about producing ID every time you walk into a bar. I'm sure @Kermit has an anecdote... "this guy walks into a bar".
Happy birthday there young feller.
Oct 22, 2014
CAL 35 Cruiser Portland OR, moored EVERETT WA
don't have to worry about producing ID
Too funny. Tried to buy a bottle of wine in Albuquerque NM. The Walmart clerk asked for id. And then asked my wife for id. Told him I was pleased he carded her. I always thought she might be under age.
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Apr 3, 2019
Macgregor 26M P Cub Boo Mobile AL
Happy belated birthday John! I've really enjoyed reading your posts. Glad you had a happy one and hope you have many more!
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Jun 23, 2013
Beneteau 373 Newport
Happy Birthday John
Something I will never forget and use with my sons ;
By my fathers way to count your age I will be 25 later this month —
On his 50th he announced to all at the party “ today I am 50, next year I will be 49, the next 48 —- why? When I get to 16 I’ll be acting like a teenager — when I get to 7 I’ll be acting like a little boy AND when I get to 2 I’ll be wearing a diaper”
Oct 22, 2014
CAL 35 Cruiser Portland OR, moored EVERETT WA
Thank you @Newport Bob . That is a good message to remember But likely when I get to be 7 I won’t remember and by 6 I am not sure I will care.

I hope I do.. I’ll cross those waters when I get to them.
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