How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Postby Henning » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:34 am

Oh how I like Jarkko's official announcements :-)
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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Postby BlizzardofIce » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:48 am

This is exciting, it looks great, looking forward to see the bench IRL when I some day visit Hydra.

I think the final plans should be made when we know excactly the amount of money collected will be.
If it's enough to fix the stairs, then fix the stairs. If not, use what we got on the bench.
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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Postby jarkko » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:31 pm

In principle yes, but after the Archeological Office in Athens has ratified the plan and given us permission, no changes can be made (without another bureaucratic round). However, thanks to your activity in sending pledges, our team is getting convinced that this project will be a success. The official announcement of the fund raising campaign will be posted soon.
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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Postby jarkko » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:22 pm

Dear Friends

we have received so many pledges that we are ready to open the fund raising campaign.
Please go to viewtopic.php?f=3&t=35233 for complete information and links!!

Marie & Jarkko

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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Postby seed-sown » Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:33 am

Hi everyone,

I'm new here and admittedly haven't even read one post by others. Yet, I will. Surely, this is a fab bunch who also love him, here.

For me personally, I'd like to celebrate his birthday with a poem of love.

I'll be 56 soon, and my age only recently 'dawned' on me. The fact that I only heard Leonard's music/poems (a thousand kisses deep especially) only a year or so ago, only confirms the shell of existence I've been in for so long.

I did hear and know of "Suzanne" which, at the time, and also, always, just blows me away to a good place.

So, to Leonard, from me:

every woman dreams your words
were whispered to her soul
the ointment and the soothing
soaked into her deepest wounds
the hero man, the real man
reaching out to go within

but all she ever gets is hints
torments of what could be
chained in time to love's best hope
she waits alone again

anymore, dreams alone are not enough
anymore, disenchanted not enough
we are old now
enough, the humdrum beating hearts
of those they call a 'man'
time and time again, enough

what then? sit solitary. wait.
with hearts given only to listen
to what some one woman knows of
you
the capture of your kiss
find me in this sacred seed sown

Happy Birthday to you, Leonard. May the Lord bless (make you happy) head to toe and all inside all of that. Live long.

You are loved and it doesn't ever get any better than that. Thank you for the beauty you have given to this world. Appreciated. :)

-Lauren
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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Postby vbm4040 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:12 pm

Anyone in Boston area want to celebrate LC's birthday at a restaurant or bar?
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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Postby Padma » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:55 pm

I shall be celebrating by going to see Joan Baez at the RFH!!
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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Postby lizzytysh » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:18 am

Hi Lauren ~

Welcome to the Forum :)
I've just read your lovely poem to Leonard. If you want to be absolutely certain he will read it, it would be great for you to post it in the "Happy Birthday, Leonard" thread. It's the thread that Jarkko creates each year for us to post our greetings and messages to him, which after Leonard's birthday, Jarkko will send on to Leonard for reading them all. This is the link to it:
viewtopic.php?f=83&t=35328&start=30

And, again, welcome :) .


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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Postby JudithMB » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:57 pm

Dear Leonard, I wish you a wonderful birthday. You music and writing have given me so much enjoyment over my lifetime.
I'll celebrate your Birthday spending time playing with my horses and listening to your songs.
Judy :D
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Re: How to celebrate Leonard's 80th birthday

Postby mjhoey » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:38 pm

I hope you had a wonderful day with dear friends and loved ones. You are my favorite "old geezer ", so keep singing and skipping on the stage of your life!
MJH

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