HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN!

Postby Ben » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:56 am

To my dear friend Stefan

Happy 21st Birthday!

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN!

Postby Jechbi » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:02 am

Happy Birthday Stefan!

(Sure is nice of Emma to share her cake!)

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN!

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:08 am

MMMmmm. Me wants cake, now!
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN!

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:55 am

I hope Ben brought enough to share...

Happy Birthday Stefan... :hug:

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN!

Postby cooran » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:46 am

If there is not enough cake for all of us ~ here's a little more for the party!

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Happy Birthday Stefan!!!

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN!

Postby jrh001 » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:03 am

Hey Stefan,

Happy 21st birthday from me too.

best wishes,

JohnH :smile:

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN!

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:33 pm

Thank you all! Be happy!

Stefan :smile:
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN!

Postby genkaku » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:51 pm

Oh dear! I'm late! No wonder I didn't get any cake!

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All best wishes!

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN!

Postby Tex » Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:37 pm

Happy birthday, Stefan!!!

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN!

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:30 pm

Happy birthday to you Stefan!

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN!

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:10 pm

Thanks again one and all!
My motto, philosophy, and guiding principle: You should do what’s good, Stephen. You should do what’s good. Always choose whatever is good.

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEFAN!

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:11 pm

Greetings Stefan,

I hope you had a good birthday.

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