Found December 31, 2011 on Faith and Fear:
With my incurring a 49th birthday today, I received a number of touching messages from Mets who can truly relate to being 49. Thought I’d share them with you. “Let me be the FIRST to wish you happy birthday.” —Don Aase “I’ll see to it that your birthday’s perfect even if it falls to me to ensure that perfection.” —John Stephenson “Too banged up — again — to write much.” —Jon Niese “Wanna meet for lunch? I could really go for Howard Johnson.” —Walt Terrell “How about dessert? I could really go for a cone.” —Ed Hearn “We should get together for a drink. You pick the place this time.” —Dyar Miller “TODAY’S the big day? Cripes, I’m not ready yet.” —Phil Humber “I didn’t have time to get you anything while I was in town, but next year I promise I’ll have something memorable for you.” —Brad Clontz “Let me know what you think of the book. It’s ‘Meditations In An Emergency’. It really got me through some challenging times one summer.” —Don
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