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Old Feb 27 2011, 08:20 AM   #1
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Yes, on April 1st Anne will be 85 years old.

Now you all knew this of course but what you didn't know is that my wife and I will be attending Anne's birthday!
It is now official and I booked the flights and hotel yesterday.

So, I know time is short but if you want to post a personal message to Anne here I will collect them in a binder and take it with me to give it to her.
Unfortunately we can't make a book in such a short time, as we did for 40 Years of Pern, but I have access to a whole, professional printer (as my company owns it) so if you want to send me a picture or something, that's okay too. We might be able to do something "booklike" at least!

You can, of course, also sent her a birthday card at:
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County Wicklow
Ireland

(don't forget to add the Conty Wicklow" to the address)

Let's let her know we haven't forgotten her!

Do post a personal message, a short poem, a wish or greeting and I will collate them and present them to Anne at her birthday. She will be trilled I am sure!
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Old Feb 27 2011, 08:59 AM   #2
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Hans, that is so exciting that you will be attending Anne's birthday!

I will definately post a birthday wish here for you to take to her, and I will likely send her a card as well. What kind of picture were you thinking of?

Oh I am so happy for you & Marjon that you get to spend such a special day with her! You are soooo lucky!!
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Send hear our regards Hans, and tell her our two cats 'meow' hi, they sniffed the audio copy eann send me, also on the HC books when I got them
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Yes, on April 1st Anne will be 85 years old.

Now you all knew this of course but what you didn't know is that my wife and I will be attending Anne's birthday!
It is now official and I booked the flights and hotel yesterday.

So, I know time is short but if you want to post a personal message to Anne here I will collect them in a binder and take it with me to give it to her.
Unfortunately we can't make a book in such a short time, as we did for 40 Years of Pern, but I have access to a whole, professional printer (as my company owns it) so if you want to send me a picture or something, that's okay too. We might be able to do something "booklike" at least!

You can, of course, also sent her a birthday card at:
Anne McCaffrey
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Newcastle
County Wicklow
Ireland

(don't forget to add the CountyWicklow" to the address)


Let's let her know we haven't forgotten her!

Do post a personal message, a short poem, a wish or greeting and I will collate them and present them to Anne at her birthday. She will be trilled I am sure!
I ran spell check, this one Hans and I think I've found a good one, or two. See what I can find, by the way my grandmother well be 85 years old in July, she is a quite a crafty one.
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Old Feb 27 2011, 02:03 PM   #5
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Ginny, I am not going to write people's greetings or messages. I meant people should compose their own, then I will print them, bundle them and present them to Anne.

As for your other post, you got me totally stumped.
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Old Feb 27 2011, 11:06 PM   #6
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Hans...you already know how I feel about your up coming trip...


I think I'm going to have try and see what I can do for this very special
*85th Birthday Celebration* for Anne. I sure wish we were going to be
there too...but if we can't, then your camera is the next best thing.

I think it's marvelous to put together a *Birthday Wishes* book, something
like we did a few years back. It will give all her fans here on MoM an
excellent chance to send her their personal wishes.

Once again Hans...You LUCKY DEVIL.......
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Old Feb 28 2011, 05:17 AM   #7
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How long do we have? I have an idea buzzing round my head but I won't be able to do anything about it for a couple of weeks until I move and can unpack my paper and pens again.
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Gosh how time flies. It doesn't seem that long ago she turned 80.

I'll think about something to paint and then maybe send a picture. I haven't drawn anything in a really long time, and this could be just the thing to get my colour pencils out again.

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Maelin, is you make anything I can print it at work on a professional 7 colour printer.

Edith, about two weeks? I just need time to print all the stuff before leaving on March 31st.

Nef, that's OK, I can print colour if you want but A4 is the maximum size I will print.
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Old Feb 28 2011, 10:58 AM   #10
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Maelin, is you make anything I can print it at work on a professional 7 colour printer.

Edith, about two weeks? I just need time to print all the stuff before leaving on March 31st.

Nef, that's OK, I can print colour if you want but A4 is the maximum size I will print.
I'll have just about moved by then... I should be able to do something.
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I might have something too.

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Ms. Anne McCaffrey, on this your 85 birthday, you have helped so many folks, myself too I might add, from Pern, to Branships, and much much more. To your lates work with Eann, on the "Barque Cats", even if you two ladys had to change backstory to make it work.

My own Grandmother, share the same year as you, but her birthday is in July, she is qutie a crafty person, who 'others' I have share both her crafts, and your many works, with over the years, if I could contact my friend who show me your world, I think she would love to wish you a Happy Birthday to you, so from her and few other non MoM's Happy Birthday Dragonlady! "Zen Hugs" from your fans, here.
Virginia Korleski, Wisconsin USA + a few others non MoM's.
I'm working on this one, the notes are for what I'm trying to get online.
Its Oil Pastels Metallic colors, finish with a program called PhotoImpact, I did this before my eyes when bad, and I'm not very good doing folks
Please let me know if this work or not
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My invitiation must have gotten lost in the mail (lol).

Dearest Ms. McCaffrey,
I thank you for the decades of joy you have brought into my life. I thank you for the laughter and the tears. I thank you for the people (and places) you created and shared who have come to mean so much to me (and so many others).
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Dear Anne,
Thank you so much for creating the world of Pern, they are my family now. Hope you have many, many years on this earth left, and know, that we, your fans, hope for many stories that are surely still running around in your mind..Sue Bowers (East Tennessee), U.S.
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Two weeks Hans, that's really not a lot of time...but I'll see if I can manage something special for her, and her special day. Your printer offer sounds great, and will make everything a whole lot faster too, Thank you !!
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To the MasterHarper of Dragonhold...
Happy 85th, dearest lady of the pen, and thank you for years of wonderful reading! Thank you for the many forms of John Green, the dragons, the Talents, Killishandra, and Black Horses for the King. For sentient ships and stations, the Carradyne Touch, and cats with cattitude max. Enjoy your special day with family and friends close by, and know how many of us are with you in our hearts.

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Anne McCaffrey,

Happy Birthday!! May your day be as wonderful as your books!! Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us. Many of your books are like best friends to me and have given me so much pleasure over and over.

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Thank you, Hans, for bringing our birthday wishes collectively!

Here is my contribution to your binder:

Dear Anne McCaffrey,

Happy 85th birthday and many wishes for good health and good times for our Dragonlady!

How can I best express our joy? Well, my family met you in person for the first time for Eurocon 2007 in Copenhagen, Denmark. We were at your interviews, your round table and your book signing! We were so pleased to meet you in real life and hear your voice at the book reading! My son, Andreas, was only a small boy when I started reading Dragonsong for him in Danish. Now, he will be 20 on April 6, and he is reading your books himself in English, and he enjoys your books as much as I do. Only trouble is that he now wants to read my precious copies, which are well worn from reading already, so I am trying to buy him his very own Anne McCaffrey collection a couple of books at the time. We are also looking forward to seeing the play, which Sara put up, on DVD of Dragonsong, our first great love!

How to pay tribute to you, a great writer, on your birthday? No words seem big enough to express our feelings and our appreciation of your work and writing during decades, our wishes for you, your health and your enjoyment of the world(s). In conclusion, my family and I can only say HAPPY BIRTHDAY and THANK YOU for bringing us so much joy, understanding of people’s nature, a love for a variated English language that most other writers do not bring, a broader mind set and imagining other minds, people, populations and worlds in the universe, and most important to make a difference in the world by the way that you are living. Thank you!

Happy birthday, Anne McCaffrey!

Loving greetings from Copenhagen, Denmark
Allan, Andreas and Nina

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Well the only thing, I can think of is something I put up several years ago but I leave that up to you Hans if you wish to put it in http://forums.srellim.org/showthread.php?t=2598

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Ms McCaffrey,
Wishing you all the best for your birthday, surrounded by friends and family and as the saying goes "let her eat cake " love from Jube and family.
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Nina...I remember that day, when Hans and I met you in Copenhagen. That was such a great talk we all had with Anne, at Eurocon. I would think she would love getting to see photos of her fans, especially those that are taken with her.
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What a great idea Hans. It would be great to let Anne know we're all thinking of her and wishing her a very happy 85th birthday.
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Hans - I am working on something for the binder & I realise time is running short. How much time do I have before I need to get it to you if it is to be included? Thanks.
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Never mind my last post, it's finished now. (This fits quite nicely onto an A4 page, in Times New Roman font, size 12). Ok here goes...

A BIRTHDAY POEM FOR ANNE

On this your very special day,
There's something I would like to say
To thank you Anne, for all you've done,
And for giving your gift to everyone.

Thank you for the Worlds you've shared,
With your readers who have dared
To visit these amazing places,
With blissful looks upon their faces.

Thank you for the planet Pern,
Where the Dragonriders learn
To fight the ravages of Thread,
Lest everybody end up dead!

Thank you for the creatures there -
Flaming dragons in the air,
Watch Whers, Dragonets and more,
Talking dolphins by the shore.

Thank you for the heroes who
Taught me a little thing or two
Of courage, and of standing tall,
I raise my glass unto them all.

Thank you for the villains too,
I remember there were quite a few.
Lord Meron was an awful fella,
Then of course there's always Thella.

Thank you for the joy and sorrow,
And the promise of tomorrow
When the Dragonmen will rise,
And fly at last in Thread free skies!

Thank you Anne for all the stories,
Tales of triumphs and of glories,
Of tragedy and pain and sadness,
Without them I'd succumb to madness!

I hope you like the poem I wrote,
That I am hoping doth emote,
Just how much I wish to say
Happy 85th Birthday!

With much love,
Megan Martin (Perth, Western Australia)

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Samsara...I really loved this poem...and I would hazzard a guess that Anne will enjoy it too.

It seems to capture that lovely feeling of in the heart of a true *Pern* fan
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Thanks Lady Maelin. I hope she likes it.
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That's a great poem and be assured I will tele her about the avid collector in the west of Australia
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Thank you Hans. That would really mean a lot to me, as I'm sure you know.
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I know and you're welcome
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WHEW !!!...Well I finally got my new *Birthday* project finished and sent off to Hans
for his fancy printing...hope it turns out well

On Anne's birthday I will put this new *Birthday Present* for Anne,
up in the Exibition Hall and share it with all the MoMer's here that want to have a look....
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I can't wait to see it Lady Maelin!
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Lady Maelin, my friend, you've got me all excited! I know it's going to be wonderful to see.

Meanwhile RL keeps me occupied at present and this is the best I can do right now.

Years ago I read a book
And learned about the Mil.
And each time I re-read it
They make me shiver still.

And later on I read about
A lady in a Tower.
And one who's dreams turned Crystalline
When her early goals went sour.

And also there were dragons
With riders, brave and bold!
Page after page I quickly turned
And saw their world unfold.

Horses, cats and Powers
And Brainships out in space
Fill my shelves and in my heart
They hold a special place.

And all because of you, Anne,
So I'll just add my say
To all these fans here wishing you
A wonderful birthday!
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Happy Birthday Anne McCaffrey - May your day be heartwarming and surrounded by family and friends! Tami Yates
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Thank you Hans..........have a wonderful and safe trip
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Sandi...I truly enjoy your poem my friend...as always...I have missed your very interesting writings.
I would expect that you will enjoy this new one almost as much as I
did doing it...you will happily understand when you see it. I must admit
to thinking of you often, while working on it.

Samsara...not toooo long now, for you to have wait, before getting to see it...!!!
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Great poem Sandi! Thank you.
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Hans, do you think Anne would like a copy of the Dragonsong DVD, a poster and a program? If you think she would, is there still time to send them to you? (I can send you yours at the same time, since I have two DVD's ready to hand out anyway).
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Sara...just my opinion....but...I sure think she would enjoy any and all of it, that you'd care to give her. The plays only been done once before right? I think she'd love to know how much you all put into it, to make it happen.
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I agree with Lady Maelin. I think she would love it.
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Sarah, there's nothing stopping you from posting them to Annie direct. I'll PM you her address.
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It's already taken care of, thank you Peter.
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Hans, Have I missed the deadline?
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