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06-29-2010 10:31 AM

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Hi LJ’s,

Today it’s wonderful summer – not that this is the best new…
Today I got a sweet letter from my daughter of ten (she’s on hollyday), ‘I love you daddy’ – not that this is the best new…

My daughter.

Today is my birthday (42) – not that this is the best new…
Today friends and family called to say happy birthday – not that this is the best new…

No the best new is that I had a letter from the Pension company, that they will give me finally my invalid pension for life.

This means – that I again can relax.
This means – that my bills will be paid.
This meant – that I could call my daughter and tell her, that I did not have to worry no more.
This means – that I can stop growing gray hairs so fast.

Yes, this is the best birthday present I ever had.

Me when I was a boy, feel the same joy today!

The picture are me as a boy, running full of the same joy I feel today!

I know it’s not a woodworking subject, but I was so happy, that I had to share withe everyone that really means something to me, and you are a few guys in here, that have become so.
Best thoughts to all of you,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 06-29-2010 10:33 AM

That sure is something, I hope you are going to celebrate. Maybe you can lash out and buy some wood!!! :-)

-- Theresa,

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#2 posted 06-29-2010 10:35 AM

That is wonderful news congratulations. It is such a relief to get what you deserve. Enjoy and be well.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#3 posted 06-29-2010 10:54 AM

happy birthday Mads! (and compliment for your beautiful daughter)
you need a tortoise now, to keep on a lead when you go for a walk! :-)
(I mean: no great hurry now!!!)

edited to add: OOPS! I mistook the photo of you as a kid with that of your daughter, silly of me! sorry Mads

-- Antonio

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#4 posted 06-29-2010 10:59 AM

Wonderful news Mads about the pension, and a Very Happy Birthday, or GRATULERE MED DAGEN. Being able to cope economically is so fundamental to a decent life that I can well understand what you must have been through up to this point. I am very glad for you and for your daughter too, who is bound to be affected by this in a big way as well. It will be interesting to see what you get up to, now that you have peace of mind.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 06-29-2010 11:21 AM

Congratulations and Happy Birthday.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 06-29-2010 11:26 AM

Great news !! Happy Birthday

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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#7 posted 06-29-2010 11:43 AM

this is great news !


your daughters love
your life needs
God’s love

enjoy !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 06-29-2010 12:39 PM

Congratulations. That is great news.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#9 posted 06-29-2010 01:13 PM

Congratulations and Happy Birthday.

-- John @

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#10 posted 06-29-2010 01:35 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Buddy and have a good one I am very glad that you will have your pension I had my Power company pension now for almost 19 years and I enjoyed every moment no worries, no clock, nobody to tell you what to do, no boss and every day is Saturday.

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#11 posted 06-29-2010 02:21 PM

Happy Birthday and Congrats. Glad you have that problem settled.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#12 posted 06-29-2010 02:23 PM

Congratulations – - I know I certainly enjoy my pension. I’m sure you will also.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#13 posted 06-29-2010 02:48 PM

Mads…my sincere congratulations on a smorgasboard of wonderful events….these things that make breathing worthwhile. I trust you can exchange those Euros for Rands and come visit us…bring Frenchy along….come hunt some tools.

May similar blessings shower upon you good man.

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#14 posted 06-29-2010 04:38 PM

Happy Birthday ! They say life begins at 40. So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#15 posted 06-29-2010 04:52 PM

Happy Birthday and congratulations on the good news—I know that is a relief for your entire family !

-- Tony --

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