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Old Apr 5 2011, 05:59 PM   #81
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Thanks Hans. She looks wonderful! And it is wonderful to see a bit of her day.
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Old Apr 5 2011, 06:58 PM   #82
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Hans...I L O V E the last photo of Anne... She looks very well and so lovely on her birthday. I am so glad that she was so pleased with all of our *Birthday Wishes*...thank you kindly for taking them to her and sharing your wonderful photos of her day, all of which are highly prized by those of us who weren't able to be there with you to share the event. Opera, chocolate and roses...a fabulous choice of gifts Hans
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Old Apr 5 2011, 07:45 PM   #83
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Thanks Hans. She DOES look good, very relaxed.
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Old Apr 5 2011, 09:23 PM   #84
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Hans, thanks again for including us MoMers in the birthday celebration. I'm glad to have had at least a small part in giving happiness to someone who has brought so much pleasure to so many. It's great to see her looking so well. Thanks for sharing your visit with us!
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Old Apr 5 2011, 11:26 PM   #85
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Anti climax? Are you joking? As if....

Hans, it sounds like you had a wonderful time visiting Anne. She does indeed look well and happy and relaxed on her special day. I also love that last pic, she looks so happy and peaceful. It's a lovely photo.

I'm so glad that she liked the Birthday book. Thank you so much for thinking of doing it, for giving us a chance to wish Anne well, and for presenting it her on behalf of all us. The painting from Maelin and the goodies from Sara obviously went down a treat as well. Like Sandi said, it feels nice that we were able to participate in Anne's celebration in some way.

It's great that you finally got to meet Mike & Tania as well. Was Todd there?

Thanks for sharing your visit with us.
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Old Apr 6 2011, 04:02 AM   #86
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thank you Hans. Great pictures! Our "dragonlady" looks great!
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What a lovely writeup Hans! I'm sure she enjoyed her big day.
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Thanks for giving and sharing Hans
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Old Apr 6 2011, 11:13 AM   #89
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Thank you Hans! Looks like a wonderful day. it's good to see her looking so well and happy.
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Thank you Hans for giving us a report and for the pics. I can understand why you did not want to act like a fawning. The pics are great.
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Welcome home Hans. Thank you for bringing us all a flavour of Anne's birthday celebration. The photographs are perfect - you've manage to ration the quantity for Anne's sake but capture the essence of the occasion, and that last picture sums it all up. Terrific.

I don't think Anne will mind in the slightest that we both gave her roses, since she loves roses and we sent her entirely different varieties.
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Thanks for the update, Glad she enjoy the gifts.
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Hans, let me join in with everybody thanking you for the report and the fabby photos. Good to see Anne looking relaxed and happy - I'm sure having her daughter in the house is making her life SO much easier and more pleasant.

And I'm with Steven, I don't think Anne's vocabulary, as vast as it is, includes the phrase 'too many roses'.

May all the gods there are bless Gigi and her family for doing so much for her Mom. Now THERE's a gift. What a gal.

And bless you for being such a good friend to Anne, and for being our ambassador. Thank you, thank you.
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Thank you for the update Hans. It looks like it was a wonderful day.
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Thank you for the pictures, Hans, they all look great!
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Very belated, but it's lovely to see the photos! Thank you for posting them, Hans.
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Thank you Hans, very nice to se the lady in her Dragonhold. A very nice rosebush too.
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