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dps
01-15-2016, 11:17 AM
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dps
01-15-2016, 11:45 AM
Translation:

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Janet Rosen
01-15-2016, 03:44 PM
AWESOME!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!

dps
01-15-2016, 07:46 PM
Your welcome.

In three months I will be the same age.

I wonder who else is?

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Peter Goldsbury
01-15-2016, 09:28 PM
Hello Janet,

Many happy returns.

If you were in Japan, you would have celebrated kanreki 還暦 one year ago and would have been given something red, celebrating, I am told, one's return to a child-like state. The word for red is aka (赤) and akachan (赤ちゃん) is the accepted term for a baby.

I am a little further on than you and I receive letters from the local ward office addressed to kouki-koureisha (後期高齢者), which could be translated as something like, 'someone venerably old and in the last stage.'

Best wishes,

Janet Rosen
01-16-2016, 01:18 AM
Hello Janet,

Many happy returns.

If you were in Japan, you would have celebrated kanreki 還暦 one year ago and would have been given something red, celebrating, I am told, one's return to a child-like state. The word for red is aka (赤) and akachan (赤ちゃん) is the accepted term for a baby.

I am a little further on than you and I receive letters from the local ward office addressed to kouki-koureisha (後期高齢者), which could be translated as something like, 'someone venerably old and in the last stage.'

Best wishes,

As always, a delightful combination of education and entertainment from you, dear sir.

The idea of reiterating "red diaper baby" (though in fact I was not by birth, but by affiliation) is most amusing.

And I can only imagine your raised eyebrows the first time you received such honorifics by post. That will be shared with some of my clients when I return to work next week (I have a fair share on octagenarians and nonarians, and one quite venerable lady who turned 106 last month).

Cheers,
Janet

Hellis
01-16-2016, 12:51 PM
Hi Janet

Happy birthday wishes to you :-)

A friend phoned me yesterday and asked if I would be celebrating my 80th birthday in May - I replied that I would, he said his father celebrated his 80th as he thought it was an important marker of time, I asked if his father had enjoyed the celebration ? - he replied " yes he had a great 80th, sadly he died the next day ! " - I didn't want to hear that.
Henry Ellis

Co-author of `Positive Aikido`

http://kazuo-chiba-sensei.blogspot.com/
http://rik-ellis.blogspot.com/
http://henryellis-aikido.blogspot.com/
http://britishaikido.blogspot.com/

Janet Rosen
01-17-2016, 07:32 AM
Hi Janet

Happy birthday wishes to you :-)

A friend phoned me yesterday and asked if I would be celebrating my 80th birthday in May - I replied that I would, he said his father celebrated his 80th as he thought it was an important marker of time, I asked if his father had enjoyed the celebration ? - he replied " yes he had a great 80th, sadly he died the next day ! " - I didn't want to hear that.
Henry Ellis

Co-author of `Positive Aikido`

http://kazuo-chiba-sensei.blogspot.com/
http://rik-ellis.blogspot.com/
http://henryellis-aikido.blogspot.com/
http://britishaikido.blogspot.com/

Many thanks, Henry.
One thing I've learned over the many years working with an older group of patients is how to judiciously NOT share a thought; your friend could have a lesson in that. Sending good thoughts your way!

PeterR
01-17-2016, 07:35 AM
Not dating anything here (nor implying impending demise as per Ellis' post) but how many from the Aikido-L are still around/posting. Birthday notice got me thinking.

Janet Rosen
01-17-2016, 07:03 PM
Not dating anything here (nor implying impending demise as per Ellis' post) but how many from the Aikido-L are still around/posting. Birthday notice got me thinking.

Not so many. The -L is even quieter and most of us are keeping in touch via FB these days.....

tarik
01-29-2016, 03:12 PM
Not dating anything here (nor implying impending demise as per Ellis' post) but how many from the Aikido-L are still around/posting. Birthday notice got me thinking.

Not posting (mostly), but still around.

I already said it on FB, but many happy returns (belatedly), Janet.

Janet Rosen
01-30-2016, 06:09 PM
Not posting (mostly), but still around.

I already said it on FB, but many happy returns (belatedly), Janet.

:) thank you. It was bittersweet for a variety of reasons.
However I think I may have made aikiweb history with a named birthday thread, which would be awesome!

dps
01-31-2016, 12:09 AM
And if every year on your birthday we post " Happy Birthday " to you it will be in perpetuity.

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