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Kirk's Birthday
« on: July 12, 2011, 04:19:54 PM »
Today is Kirk's 56th birthday and he just posted this on Facebook:

Kirk VandenBerghe
My amazing mom, Luise Volta, just blew my mind with the gift of an iPad 2. Top of the line 64GB 3G (Verizon) with black leather case. When I winced about the extravagant cost, she informed me that it's my Christmas and birthday present for the rest of her life! :-)

(And I was serious! LOL!)

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Re: Kirk's Birthday
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2011, 04:56:56 PM »
That picture of you and Kirk is one of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen.  Happy Birthday to Kirk, and blessings to both of you.

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Re: Kirk's Birthday
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2011, 05:13:46 PM »
Well say Happy Birthday from me to Kirk, your sweet loving son.   Wishing him and his family the best....

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Re: Kirk's Birthday
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2011, 05:16:16 PM »
Thanks. It was taken about 4 years ago when I was 80. :-)
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Re: Kirk's Birthday
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2011, 06:15:47 PM »
Aw, he's still a pup. Just a mere young'un  :D

Happy birthday, Kirk!
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Re: Kirk's Birthday
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2011, 07:15:40 PM »
LOL about the gift, Luise!  Cute

Tell Kirk Happy Birthday!

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Re: Kirk's Birthday
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2011, 07:22:54 PM »
Thanks, Pam. I had already gotten him a card and put a $100. check in it. I do that every Christmas and every birthday because I don't know what else to do. It felt so flat. So I thought, why don't I just add up what I would send twice a year for the next five years and get him something that would make his heart sing?  ;D
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Re: Kirk's Birthday
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2011, 08:38:17 PM »
So I thought, why don't I just add up what I would send twice a year for the next five years and get him something that would make his heart sing?  ;D

Sounds as though you accomplished that goal, Luise!  What a sweet mom you are...  Happy birthday, Kirk!!!   ;D

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Re: Kirk's Birthday
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2011, 08:42:16 PM »
I had to find some way to rationalize it.  ;D ;D ;D Kirk says he's holding me to it and I can't spend a dime on him until 2017. I will be 89 years old!! LOL!

(We shall see. More LOLs))
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Re: Kirk's Birthday
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2011, 08:54:34 PM »
I get the feeling you're not going to win this battle, Kirk...   ;D


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Re: Kirk's Birthday
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2011, 09:53:17 PM »
;D ;D ;D
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Re: Kirk's Birthday
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2011, 12:52:39 AM »
Many Happy Returns Kirk .......as they say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree !!
You two fit that bill 100% ...... :)

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Re: Kirk's Birthday
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2011, 05:18:58 AM »
Awwww....Happy Birthday Kirk!  What a nice gift Luise.  I bet although shocked, he was tickled to death!
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Re: Kirk's Birthday
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2011, 07:42:11 AM »
Yeah…he was sure tickled!  ;D
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Re: Kirk's Birthday
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2011, 07:46:43 AM »
Happy Birthday, Kirk!  Thanks for all you do to make this forum run smoothly!
This too shall pass.  All is well.