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Happy Birthday Tex - #70!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!******************************!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TW,

The occasion of hearing Happy Birthday for the 70th time is reason for celebration all by itself. And while we were waiting for you to pick up on Fox’s hint about taking us all to Bermuda, that’s not going to happen is it?

So we all decided to go to Plan B and celebrate this wonderful occasion from our second home, the CSN Board. Where else do you go to parties where you can kick off your shoes (and everything else should you wish)!

Happy, happy birthday TW. And my sincere hopes and prayers for many, many more. You mean the world to me as well as many others here.

Happy Birthday!

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I always keep this in mind when I think of maintaining good health:

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-five now, and we don't know where the hell she is.

Best wishes and many happy returns!

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I do hope you have a wonderful birthday. You are an incredible inspiration to ALL who have come to know you on these boards. I wish you many more birthdays with health and happiness. You have no idea how important you are to me and many others! Seventy is a goal out there I wish to achieve! God bless you!

Love, Paula XO

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Tex,
Here's hoping the birdies far outweigh the bogeys on your journey to NED.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
John

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Tex,

Happy Birthday my friend…may you laugh and love for at least twenty more.

To help you laugh:

A doctor in an old people’s home is discussing an elderly resident with one of the orderlies. ‘I’m worried about Mr. Wedge,’ says the doctor. ‘He claims that when he goes to the bathroom God switches on the light for him, then switches it off again when he’s finished. Do you think he’s going senile?’ ‘Nah,’ says the orderly. ‘He’s just been peeing in the fridge again.

A man buys his grandfather the services of a call girl on his 90th birthday. The girl arrives and says, ‘Hi. I’m here to give you super sex.’ ‘Great!’ he replies, ‘I think I’ll have the soup.’

There are three things a man of your age needs to remember; Never pass up a chance to use a bathroom; Never waste an erection; and most important; Never under any circumstance trust a fart!

To help you love:

A Life That matters;

Ready or not, someday it will all come to an end.

There will be no more sunrises, minutes, hours, or days.

All of the things you’ve collected, whether treasures or baubles, will pass to someone else.

Your wealth fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you own or what you are owed.

Your grudges, resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear. So to, your hopes, ambitions, plans and to-do lists will expire.

The wins and losses that once seemed all important will fade away. In the end, it won’t matter where you came from or on what side of the tracks you lived.

It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant, your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.

So, what will matter, how will the value of your days be measured?

What will matter is not what you bought, but built; not what you got, but what you gave.

What will matter is not your success, but your significance; not what you learned, but what you taught.

What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, or sacrifice, that enriched, empowered, or encouraged others to emulate your example.

What will matter is not your competence, but your character.

What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many people will feel a lasting loss when you are gone.

What will matter is not your memories, but the memories that live in those who loved you.

What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom, and for what.

Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident. It’s not a matter of circumstance, but a matter of choice.

Anonymous

Tex, the first time I read this I thought of you, to me, you are the very definition of a life that matters. I absolutely hate the reason we met with every ounce of my being though I feel so much richer for the experience, what a contradiction. Hugs and kisses to your lovely wife and daughter on this special day, I pray you will share many, many more together.

Know that you are loved,

Gary

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TW,
You are knowledgable, encouraging and inspiring but most of all you are a friend to so many here when it's needed most. Gary is so right...you are loved by many.

All my best,

Rae

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Mike asked me to add his birthday wishes tonight. He is working the evening shift and will add more later. So to his friend, TW, Happy Birthday and many more.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY my friend! We are all here due to a similar life changing event. We share our information, our processess, and our concern for each other. No one does it better than you! Thank you and once again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Fox.

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wishing you many, many more.

God Bless!!

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TW, what can I say? With all of the valuable things you have posted on these boards with the seventy years of knowledge that you have acquired, I can't wait to see what the next couple of decades bring! All I ask is that each time you post something informative, useful and straight to the point, you give it to us in English! LOL

To make sure you have a laugh today, I am also adding a few jokes for you! Enjoy!!

I second everything the others have said. Here's wishing you all the best in the years to come and a successful road to NED! We will be there holding your hand.. You're the best!! xxoo

Angela

Q: What's the easiest way to remember your wife's birthday?
A: Forget it once!

Q: What do George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Christopher Columbus all have in common?
A: They were all born on holidays.

Q: What goes up and never comes down?
A: Your age!

Q: What did one candle say to the other?
A: "Don't birthdays burn you up?"

Q: "Were any famous men born on your birthday?"
A: "No, only little babies."

Q: Why did the boy feel warm on his birthday?
A: Because people kept toasting him!

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Tex,

I feel so very fortunate to have met you on our common journey. Like a big brother, you have given me and many others encouragement and guidance. Best wishes for a wonderful 70th birthday. You are indeed a gentleman and a scholar.

John

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I'll let the Fab Four say it for me:

You say it's your birthday
It's my birthday too--yeah
They say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you.

Yes we're going to a party party
Yes we're going to a party party
Yes we're going to a party party.

I would like you to dance--Birthday
Take a cha-cha-cha-chance-Birthday
I would like you to dance--Birthday
Dance

You say it's your birthday
Well it's my birthday too--yeah
You say it's your birthday
We're gonna have a good time
I'm glad it's your birthday
Happy birthday to you.

Thinking of you today. I hope you have a great day!--David

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Tex,

May you always stay 9 months older than me. The longer it stays that way the older we both get. May we strive to help the newbies and those with challanges for another 10, 20 or 30 years.After that we can both retire.

Icemantoo

Proud_DD_of_TW
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Statistics show birthdays are good for you: people that have the most, live longest

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Happy Birthday Tex!!! May you always be as young and dynamic!

I am alive
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Happy B-day Tex!
(or more correctly at this point, Happy Day After Your B-Day!)

ClaraW
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Wishing you a lovely 70th!!!

Kindest Regards,
Clara

ClaraW
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You are one remarkable person TW, and I am very very glad to learn that today is your birthday!

I'll be posting a happy birthday message to you this time next yr also!

Reiterating what Alice has said, you mean the world to us!!

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Happy Birthday Texas Wedge hope you enjoyed your special day,oh and i hope you were not too winded from trying too blow out all those candles!!!!

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Thank you my friends. What a charming and very varied set of greetings - aren't we a creative lot?!

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I got toooo busy at the office to respond to this early, but you are in the same day as I am right now. Here's a visual description of what I observed in early 1999:

The family decided to have a vacation reunion -at the 1/2 way point-Scotland. We and our son lived on the Pacific Coast and our daughter and family were in Kuwait. Flying over the pole, I had finally fallen asleep. Something made we awake a couple of minutes before midnight-Pacific Standard Time. As I looked out to my left, the sun was just breaking the horizon to the East; and through the cloud cover, The British Isles were outlined against the dark water.
What a remarkable sight to watch the new day begin.

The stories of our time share outside Oban in an old munitions factory, the visit to Campbelltown, hiking to Standing Stone areas, sampling our way thru as many Single Malt Scotch Distilleries as we could, looking for Nessie, touring Sterling Castle in pouring rain, shopping at "the barras" in Glasgow, having tea with my three year old grandson in a real castle B&B, and yes, traveling through your home town is a long tale...but you get the idea.

So, to you TW, many, many more fabulous sunrises over Scotland.
donna_lee

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Yes Donna, I get the idea and many thanks for that delightful travelogue. I miss London occasionally but visit once in a while and I always feel glad that I've now lived most of my life in Scotland - it's a great place to be.

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Hoping you have had a most excellent birthday. You are awesome!

Kathy

jam66
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Happy birthday friend! I know I'm not alone in appreciating all you bring to this board. Your research and insight are invaluable. Thank you.

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Hoping that you had a beautiful birthday with your family and friends!

I haven't been on the board for a few days. Getting back to work has been wonderful and I think it's just what the dr ordered!

Have you started the Votrient yet?

Thinking of you, TW, and wishing you a year of great success!!!

Lorraine

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Happy Birthday Tex. A nice ride to John O'Groats might be in order.
Regards
Jeff

tacyarts
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Happy birthday to you, I sure hope it will be a memorable one, and may your next 10 birthdays be just as momentous!!

Proud_DD_of_TW
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However much I've tried, I don't think I've ever managed to give my dear Dad as lovely a present as you all have with such a special thread.

Having known him a while now, I'm not even remotely surprised to hear such warmth being expressed towards Dad, as in person everyone takes to him immediately, and the genuine respect and affection he engenders doesn't wear off. Still, I'm always thrilled to be reminded what a special bunch you are. I'm glad he's found the friends he deserves.

I'm set up to do battle with you all, though: let's hope I can find something sweeter to say him next year than you all do! And the same goes for the year after, and many more besides.

Pondering creative writing classes and learning martial arts, TW's darling daughter

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Thank you DD. You have made your dad one happy, proud father! He speaks of you all the time and tells us how thoughtful you are!

We are deeply indebted to him. He has shared so much with us and has helped us all even though he has his own struggles. Given the great details he supplies to us, I have even thrown away my encyclopedias! We love TW!

Thank you for warning us about your plan of attack for next year, I suppose we all better come up with a better plan. ;)

Take card of yourself and please give your mom and dad a big hug for us!

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Thank you Alice for putting this whole plan into action weeks ago. If it wasn't for you it might not have come together so well! I hope you know martial arts. ;)

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Double Dee,

Nice of your dad to finally let you out of the bat cave!! Seriously, it is lovely to meet you, thanks to your dad I/we feel as though we have known you for quite some time. I think it is rare that a persons physical persona caries over to the virtual world like we have here, but as you know, your dad is a rare breed. We are drawn to him for the reasons you mention and because of his dogged determination to put others first regardless of personal sacrifice or situation. Please accept a virtual hug from me and pass a real one on to your dad for me.

welcome from your virtual family,

Gary

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Last year, this time, we were all posting on this board to let a special friend of ours know how much we care for him! Today, a year later, I feel compelled to do it again!

TW, your absence on these boards is leaving many of us feeling anxious and sad!  My heart is very heavy thinking about you and I am missing you terribly! Wherever you are, I want you to know that you will always be very special to me! 

 You will forever be my hero!  Love you always!

Angela <3 <3 <3

 

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Wherever you are, may you feel the love and admiration from your many, many friends on this Board and know that--because of your fine example--we are better people. You will live in our hearts forever. . . Happy birthday.

 

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Happy Birthday to you, Tex and many many more.

p/s: I remember you are the first person to answer my post. thank you for your kindness. I still visit CSN often but no postings.

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LaughingT.W.  so glad to see your post..!!  Happy Birthday pal.. you deserve it..!!  And to D.D. sorry but I know you have given Tex the best present ever...  YOU..!!  Love you both... you made my day..!!

Ron

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Ron, this post was actually from LAST year! Maybe I should not have brought it to the fore again!  This was started last year by Alice and today was TW's 71st.  I just wanted him to know i was thinking of him and posted here.  We still have not heard anything from his daughter since last week when she said he was in the hospital with kidney failure. Sorry to mislead you.  That last post from TW was from last year.  

ClaraW
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Tex today is your 71st Birthday. As promised last year, we are all here to wish you a very happy birthday this year. I really miss you T.

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made me feel welcomed, a part of, and cared for.

have a wonder-filled birthday.

 

In the Forest of Men,

You Stand Tall.

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I pray this birthday finds you at peace in loving arms

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Wishing you a very happy birthday. Today IS the day, my friend. Now get out there & swing the sticks. :) 

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Happy belated TW.

I am alive
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Tex,

  Happy 71st Birthday, man!!!!! You made it to 71!!!!!! And think of the lives you've touched here in the last couple of years, the spirits you've buoyed, the scared - no, terrified - people you've gently, and logically, brought back to firm ground. The Tex tutorials on every conceivable aspect of this nasty disease should be compiled and issued to each new arrival to the Kidney Cancer Survivors Network!! Before I "met" you I couldn't wade into the churning waters of RCC reality. The word "metastases" made me break into a cold sweat. I left the heavy lifting to my poor husband. Literally, for years!  You helped change all that.  Thank you, Tex. You've given us all so much. And what can we give you? Only our love and respect. All wrapped up with a bow! We are with you. Can you feel us all around you? That's love.

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Feel free to force me to add another tier to this cake for the many candles to come!

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Happy Birthday to one of the finest cheerleaders and teachers I've ever been privileged to "know".  I'm looking forward to wishing you a Happy 72nd Birthday next year!  Hugs to you.

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Happy B-day Tex :-)

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Dearest TW,

May your days be filled with peace and love and know that you mean so much to so many.

 

All my best,

Rae

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