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happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen

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Subject: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 02:21 PM

Hi Jerry, Happy Birthday for today, June 14th. Keep on writing those great songs, and singing the message. All the best, Burl


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 02:28 PM

Flag Day -- and you're B.D., too.

Happy birthday from another Midwesterner (even though I've been living in New England since 1970).

Celebrate for at least a month!

Linn


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 02:38 PM

Happy Birthday Jerry hope you have a grand day!

Khatt


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Amos
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 02:50 PM

No jumping out of planes, no, amigo. We value you too highly around here!

A


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: artbrooks
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 02:55 PM

Best of everything, Jerry.


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Jeanie
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 03:17 PM

Happy Birthday, Jerry !
I hope you're having a lovely day,
Wishing you a wonderful year ahead.

With Love,
- jeanie


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Peace
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 03:20 PM

Jerry,

You have been such a good friend to me. I wish I could hug you, maybe do a harmony. However, Happy Birthday will have to do for now.

Bruce Murdoch


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: C-flat
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 03:20 PM

Happy Birthday Jerry, from me and Julie too!
Haven't crossed paths much lately but I always enjoy your posts.
C-flat.


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Alba
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 03:22 PM

Happy Birth Day Jerry,
May Your Year be full of only the Best from Life.
Brightest Blessings
Jude


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: alanabit
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 03:23 PM

Happy birthday Jerry. I haven't read many of your posts lately, but I always enjoy them. You are a fine writer and a good bloke. Here's wishing you many more happy years ahead.
Alan.


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: karen k
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 04:09 PM

Hey, Jerry, Happy Birthday. Hope you have a wonderful day. Hope to see you soon. My love to Ruth. Enjoy the day.

love,
k


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 05:58 PM

Happy and blessed birthday, Jerry. I'm glad you were born!
Blessings,
Allison


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 06:11 PM

Happy birthday, Jerry!
I hope I don't get castigated for moving you to the non-music side of the Forum. As an apology, let me sing you a Milwaukee birthday song:
    Hoch sollst du leben,
    Hoch sollst du leben,
    Drei mal hoch!
Herzliche Glückwünsche zum Geburtstag!!

The grammar mistakes are because this is the Milwaukee version, not actually from Germany...
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Morticia
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 06:33 PM

Good heavens, Joe actually submitted a reply to a birthday thread!!! That must mean you are very special indeed, which of course, we all know anyway...........Happy Birthday!


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 06:39 PM

Hear, hear, Morty.

Good morrow, Jezza, have a good'un.


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Bobert
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 06:40 PM

And a big ol' Happy Birthday from me and the P-Vine...

Bro Bobert


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: freda underhill
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 06:44 PM

Jerry

thanks for your kindness, beautiful singing and inspiration.

have a wonderful day!


freda


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Leadfingers
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 06:54 PM

And greetings from me too Jerry - Given up the Chat completely now ?


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: bbc
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 09:03 PM

Blessed day that you were born! Glad to know you!

love to you & Ruth,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 09:26 PM

Well, Jerry-----------Truth be known, I forgot. But I'm getting in under the wire with some heartfelt congratulations. I hope that you and Ruth are out somewhere swell celebrating. Have many more!!!!!

Love to you both,

Art


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: pdq
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 09:35 PM

Have a good one, Jerry. You are one of the people who make Mudcat worth watching.


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 09:38 PM

Hippo Birdie Old Bathplug...

or something...


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 09:58 PM

Happy everything, Jerry. We miss you in the chat room.


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 10:48 PM

Happy Birthday to one of the BEST of the Mudcat!

luvyakat


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: JennyO
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 10:52 PM

Happy Birthday Jerry! Haven't seen you posting for a while - whatever you are up to, I hope it's fun!

Jenny


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Mudlark
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 12:36 AM

Jerry, I've come to this thread late but my best wishes are no less fervent! Happy Birthday to a wonderful man!!


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Metchosin
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 12:59 AM

Happy Birthday Jerry!! A bit belated, but its still the 14th here.


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: sian, west wales
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 06:48 AM

A whole wheelbarrow full of Best Wishes from me too!

Penblwydd Hapus, fy nghyfaill annwyl!

sian


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: jimmyt
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 04:17 PM

happy birthday friend!1 you da man jerry!


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 04:29 PM

Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 07:32 PM

Here's a song I wrote last year to say thanks to Jerry for his songs - I posted it before, but here it is again:

Now the day had been long and the day had been rough
And one way and another we'd all had enough.
When Kitty came home in a terrible mood
We looked at each other, and we knew what to do.
In a time like today there is just one escape -
So we dug out the record we'd made from that tape.
And we put on the record, and it started to play.
And a change in the music brought a change in the day.
For when Jerry was singing it happened once more,
And soon Kitty was dancing around on the floor.
And as Jerry was singing a handful of songs,
Kitty was singing along.


Will you sing me a song? Will you play me a tune?
Will you tell me th'old tale of the Man in the Moon?
Will you give me a reason, so I can pretend
It'll all be all right in the end?
Yes I'll sing you a song. And I'll play you a tune.
And I'll tell you th'old tale of the Man in the Moon.
And I'll give you a reason to make and to mend -
It'll all be all right in the end.
And when Jerry is singing it happens once more,
And soon Kitty is dancing around on the floor.
And as Jerry is singing a handful of songs,
Kitty is singing along.


Now I made up this song 'cos I wanted to say
"Thank you, my friend" and this seemed the best way.
With your tunes and your songs and your banjo and all
It seems like you're standing and playing in the hall.
And though we've never met, and most like never will,
I count you a friend, lives just over the hill.
Though the hill is an ocean, and a long ways to climb
Still the music can make it, and it works every time.
For when Jerry is singing it happens once more,
And soon Kitty is dancing around on the floor.
And as Jerry is singing a handful of songs,
Kitty is singing along.


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Raptor
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 07:50 PM

Happy Birthday Jerry


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Bob Hitchcock
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 08:12 PM

Belated Happy Birthday Jerry, may you have many more.

Bob.


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Tinker
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 08:24 PM

Happy Birthday Jerry. Hope to catch you here soon.

tinker


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Mr Happy
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 08:26 PM

And also from me dear brother clone:

Happy Birthday Jerry + many merry happy returns!


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Jeep man
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 08:26 PM

McGrath, that is a drop dead fine poem. I may have to steal it and sing it to whomever will listen. Jim


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Jeep man
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 08:30 PM

Happy Day, Jerry. I want you to have many more so you can continue to
Write, Sing, And Play such good stuff. Jim


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 16 Jun 04 - 11:46 AM

On the anniversary of your birth sing sing sing - -

I still love that Gospel CD you sent me a while ago -

All the best

God Bless
Steve


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: CarolC
Date: 16 Jun 04 - 11:59 AM

Happy belated birthday, Jerry Rasmussen


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Col K
Date: 16 Jun 04 - 06:41 PM

Sorry to be late in wishing you all the very best for a special day, I only returned home today after a long weekend away.I do hope that you and Ruth are keeping well and that the singing is still as much fun as it was last Halloween.
All the very best to you
Love
Colin


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Áine
Date: 16 Jun 04 - 09:34 PM

Gee, Jerry - I seem to have caught the late train again! Happy Birthday anyway. I hope you have a wonderful year ;-)

All the best, Áine


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 18 Jun 04 - 10:22 PM

And a very belated thank you for all your kind wisehs! I spent my birthday in the Badlands (of South Dakota) .. that sounds like the title of a song. My wife Ruth and I left for Wisconsin on June 1st and had a wonderful week there, celebrating my mother's 97th birthday (almost 97 times.) Then we took a bus out to Rapid City, South Dakota, rented a car and explored the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, the aforementioned Badlands, Deadwood, Wall Drug and the Crazy Horse Monument. Then, we drove off to Wyoming, went to Devil's Tower, then west over the Big Horn Mountain Range (and got caught in a snowstorm)
We spent a 12 hour day in Yellowstone before heading back to the Midwest, and finally arrived back here a few minutes ago in Connecticut. I had 92 e-mails awaiting me, which led me to find out from c-flat and Jeff that this thread was here.

All the while we were on the trip, I was wondering what was going on with all you folkks, and thought the best way to find out was to start a thread of my own to get caught up. Think I'll do that before I collapse. I have a couple of thread ideas percolatingtoo, that I'll add tomorrow.

It's good to be back.

(I still have a very unco-operative computer, trying to type messages in chat rooms.. It will type two or three letters and then stop, and I have to click the space to enter the message to type another two or three letters before it does it again. Icome in when I'm feeling particularly obstinate and have the patiend to stumble my way through short answers. I miss the chat cats... maybe I'll just plow my way through again tomorrow night.

Love to all..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Bobert
Date: 18 Jun 04 - 10:34 PM

And a belated Happy Birthday to Mama Rasmussen, as well...

And love back atcha, Jer and Ruthie, and now, Mom...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: ranger1
Date: 18 Jun 04 - 10:39 PM

Jerry,
Happy belated birthday! In honor of your birthday, our osprey chicks hatched! Thanks for your great threads, they really helped me keep my sanity earlier.
ranger1


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 21 Jun 04 - 11:31 AM

And this man, Jerry, sure helped me to keep mine (sanity) through all those insane surgery years before I was finally properly diagnosed with MS. I will forever be grateful and thankful for having him in my life.

Art


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Peace
Date: 21 Jun 04 - 03:25 PM

Art,

It seems the man has a gift for that. I was going through a tough divorce, facing lots of other issues, and giving serious consideration to some ugly thoughts. Jerry was on me like white on rice. I have no idea to this day how he knew I needed help, but he did. And he 'wrote' me through what may have been the roughest period of my life. I too will be forever grateful and thankful for having him in my life.

Bruce M


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 21 Jun 04 - 04:45 PM

Art & brucie: You gave more than you ever received from me.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 21 Jun 04 - 11:24 PM

I guess I'll have to start reading the non-music threads more often and on a more regular basis! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JERRY! I'm just sorry that Ruth has to put up with such an old geezer. :-)
                      Jim Hickam


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Subject: RE: happy birthday Jerry Rasmussen
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 22 Jun 04 - 12:00 AM

...but she has really changed Mr. Rasmussen--and for the better. Before her he was just one Ruthless guy. ;-)

Art


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