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99 Years---Where Did They Go?

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 8:57 PM
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The Maxwell, the Overland, both with solid rubber tires? The Ford Model "T" that came in one color only---black? The Atwater Kent and Philco AM radios with about 12 tubes that brought us news and music from KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA? The horse and fancy buggy, but more often a mule pulling a farm wagon, going into town on Saturday for groceries, items from the hardware store and to do a little banking? The kerosene lamp that provided our lights at night? The hand pump near the kitchen to provide our water needs? The outhouse with the Sears, Roebuck and Company Catalog? The passenger train that stopped at every village and town to take us to the outside world? Silent movies where the cowboy hero won the hand of local belle? Where did they go?

The farmer with his huge barn filled with feed for his horses, mules, cows, hogs, chickens and other animals? Ten hired men to do the farm work with horse or mule drawn power for plowing, cultivating and harvesting? A shed full of hoes and other hand tools? And now one man can operate a farm with modern machinery that may cost a million dollars.

Men returning home after World War One usually went back to the farm and we did did not see the dramatic changes we witnessed after WW2. Modern machinery was beginning to replace manual labor and the need for manpower was no longer necessary. The GI Bill was probably one of the federal government's most successful programs ever adopted. The opportunity to attend college and develop skills and knowledge that led to a giant leap in technological achievements that has changed the face of the United States and the world. What was only "Buck Rogers" dreams before WW2 were now becoming every day successes. All of this is just the tip of the iceberg.

We've often heard the expression, "the good old days". For me. the "good old days" is the present. I seriously doubt anyone would consider the great depression being a part of the "good old days". But we survived that era and I tend to believe we learned some valuable lessons. Some of those lessons are still ingrained in our memory to the extent it comes into play in our thought process and some of our actions. For example, there was a saying during the depression, "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without". Maybe we should still give these few words a little attention.

I never imagined I would live long enough to celebrate No. 99. God has really blessed me in so many different ways and I give him thanks every day for these many blessings. In spite of my being unworthy, his love and mercy is without bounds.

I've been asked on several occasions if I could do it all over again, would I make some changes. My answer has always been the same, NO. Oh, there were times when I should have kept my mouth shut and there were times when I should have said something but we can't dwell too much on the past. I found that money is not the most important thing in our lives. We need enough to provide the needs for our family but if our main goal is to accumulate money and worldly possessions, we usually miss out on true happiness.

I've come to realize one of the worst things we can harbor is hate. It is the cancer of our soul. It does not affect the person we hate, it only affects the hater. Often times this hate is caused by a simple misunderstanding. Forgiveness is truly a cleansing of the mind that leads to a happy and rewarding life.

Best wishes to each one of you and may you enjoy the road to 99 as much as I have. Love you!!!

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l'chaim Joe!

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 9:01 PM
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Happy Birthday Joe

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 9:02 PM
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And 99 more!

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 9:03 PM
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Joe, you are a true inspiration!!

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Happy Birthday Joe!

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 9:16 PM
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We love you Sir, you make this board a better place.

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Happy Birthday Mr. Joe!

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 6:56 AM
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Thank you for all that you have done and for all that you still do!!

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 9:22 PM
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Happy birthday Mr. Joe! We love you!


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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 9:23 PM
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Happy Birthday Joe! Thanks for your ongoing inspiration and the sharing of your experiences and wisdom.

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Wise words and Happy Birthday!

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 9:26 PM
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and a toast to you, sir!

Happy 99! Wow.

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 9:28 PM
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Way to go Joe!! Congrats all the way the BIG 100!


Happy Birthday Sir and God Bless Many Happy Days Ahead!

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 9:35 PM
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We love you, Joe21® !

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Re: Happy Birthday Sir and God Bless Many Happy Days Ahead!

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 9:42 PM
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Happy Birthday! May you have many more and keep the "tales" coming. As a person who was borne in 43 I missed the great depression but, my Mom and Dad lived thru those years and they engrained in me many of their hard earned lessons. The primary one is "God is good." Again, Happy Birthday.

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It is posters like you that keep me coming back to Tigernet.

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 9:39 PM
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May God richly bless you.


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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 9:42 PM
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Many happy returns Joe. You are a bright spot on this board

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 9:47 PM
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Wish you a very Blessed and Happy Birthday! You are a true treasure to Clemson and this board. Looking forward to celebrating 100 with you at Death Valley.!

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 9:47 PM
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Happy Birthday Joe....God Bless you and your family

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 9:47 PM
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Happy Birthday Joe and God Bless You!!


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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 9:50 PM
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Happy Birthday Mr. Joe! Keep the stories coming, I enjoy them all. Looking forward to reading your book.


There will only ever be one Joe21, we are lucky to have this

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 9:52 PM
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gentleman on TigerNet. Happy Birthday, and I want to be at #100 next year.

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I'm just trying to keep Anna Lee company.


Happy Birthday Joe!

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 9:55 PM
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You, sir, are a true inspiration. I hope that you will have many, many more birthdays and continue sharing your wisdom.

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 10:05 PM
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Happy 99th Mr. Joe. It has been a blessing reading your stories and words of wisdom. Keep em coming and let’s do this again next year. Maybe in The Valley. God bless you Young Man.

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Happy Birthday Joe!***

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 10:07 PM
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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 10:10 PM
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Happy Birthday, Joe! God bless you.

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Re: 99 Years---Where Did They Go?

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 10:30 PM
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Happy 99 trips around the sun Joe! May God bless you with many more

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Happy Birthday Mr. Joe!! A true Tigernet Legend!

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 10:32 PM
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I say we already start planning the 100th Birthday Bash for next year when this whole pandemic mess is over with!

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 10:48 PM
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Very happy you are enjoying the journey and your statement, "NO." Would not change
anything. May GOD continue to bless.

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Happy 99th Joe!!!

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 10:56 PM
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You have blessed us all . . . I look forward to your posts every day!!!!!!!

Love you Brother!!!!!!

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Hope you had a great 99th. Hope I get to also!***

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 10:59 PM
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Happy Birthday #99 Joe...

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 11:01 PM
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you're a treasure for us. God Bless you...

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Re: 99 Years---Where Did They Go?

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 11:03 PM
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Happy 99th birthday and may God be with you now and forever.


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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 11:04 PM
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Happy birthday to you Joe . We all love you . You seem out of place on this crazy board .


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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 11:05 PM
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Happy, Birthday, Joe, and as many more as the Good Lord is willing!

I must admit that I hearken to your words a bit more than others, as my Dad was born in 1923, so I guess he could have been Charlie23 . . . except that he attended the other "cow college" with his GI Bill. Yep, after WWII, Dad went back home to NJ from the Pacific and promptly applied to two schools for textile chemistry: NC State and Clemson. So, my 4 brothers and I were all born in Raleigh. (Sadly, Dad passed in 1994.)

Thus, when I read your posts, such as this one, I enjoy them in a sort of "generational light", for your words carry the wisdom of that generation's experience, experience enough that you understand and duly proclaim that these are the good old days, a sentiment my own father would have shared! So I thank you! And I thank the Maker for your longevity, and wish you many happy days ahead.

Go, Tigers!

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 11:07 PM
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Wow! 99 incredible years. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, Joe! May God bless you with many more.

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Wise, beautiful words. Happy Birthday, Joe, and thank you

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 11:09 PM
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for your tremendous contiribution to this forum, and to this world. Go Tigers!

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Your Sage Posts are a Definite highlight Here Joe

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 11:19 PM
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Especially during these crazy times!!! Happy Birthday and Thank you for sharing your Wisdom and great stories!


Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE21...

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 11:24 PM
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Thanks for Your wisdom and all of Your Stories. My wish for You is that You will be back in Death Valley next year and have many more years on this earth. GOD BLESS and GO TIGERS!!

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 11:27 PM
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Just an ok post Joe, ??

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 11:31 PM
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Happy Birthday!


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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 11:37 PM
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Happy Birthday Granddaddy. May you have many more. Love your posts. The "Good Ol' Days" are like "The Golden Years", not really true.

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TL;DR ??

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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 11:39 PM
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Kidding of course. It’s amazing how far we have come in such a relatively short amount of time. What’s even more amazing are the ones who have been there and seen it all. Many lessons to be learned from that post. Here’s to triple digits and many more enlightening posts over the next year.

Happy Birthday Joe!!!


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Posted: Nov 24, 2020, 11:40 PM
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Happy Birthday Mr. Joe! I truly enjoy your stories and posts. You're a great Tiger!


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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 12:52 AM
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Happiest Birthday ever my Tiger friend!

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 1:15 AM
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My boy turned 5 today. Its helps to hear the wisdom of a person who has experienced life, fully. Thanks for taking the time to write that. Happy 99th. May you have many more.


Happy Birthday, Joe, and best wishes!***

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 6:55 AM
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Joe ! Thanks for your words of wisdom. You sir are a blessing to us.


Happy birthday!***

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 7:01 AM
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Joe ! Thank you for your words of wisdom. You are a blessing to us.


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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 7:07 AM
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Happy Birthday Joe! Enjoy YOUR day my friend!

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Inspirational & encouraging Joe !!! Happy Birthday ! WE LOVE

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 7:09 AM
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YOU !!

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 7:16 AM
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Happy Birthday Joe21 hope GOD will grant you many more years! You are absolutely a blessing for us on this board and many others.

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 7:28 AM
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Happy Birthday Joe!! Keep those posts coming.


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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 7:34 AM
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Happy Birthday...remarkable change you've lived! Great perspective...all around!

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Happy birthday Joe. I can't say a word to describe how much

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 7:34 AM
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I enjoy reading your posts. Here's to hitting the big 100 next year.

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 7:40 AM
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You are truly blessed. Not only to have had such a long and happy life, but also because you have realized what’s important. I’m a child of “only” 62, but I hope I can live the rest of my life as you have!

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 7:48 AM
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE21!!!Thank you for your messages and history lessons. You are truly a blessing for your wisdom and insight on tigernet!!!


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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 7:51 AM
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Wow,99!
Congratulations.
However I have to think "the good old days" are going to be gone forever.
Think the 1929 Depression was bad. Just wait till next year.
And I won't even go into "Hate", not when the Left Wing media think more highly of Fidel Castro or worse yet Hitler than they do of Donald Trump.
No ,my friend we won't ever see America the same way again.
Just my opinion.


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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 7:59 AM
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I always enjoy your posts Joe. A very Happy Birthday to you and as always, Thank You for your service.


Happy Birthday Joe21!! Take care of yourself and yours

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during this holiday season.

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 8:33 AM
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Happy Birthday Joe! 99 years wow! Always love reading you stories you're an inspiration.


Thank you for the perspective...

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 8:34 AM
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and for being you.

Happy Birthday




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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 8:47 AM
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Your last sentence was the best. Hate is a contagious disease that many have been stricken with.
I can’t wait to read your post next year. Happiest of ?? Birthdays.


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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 9:03 AM
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. JOE!

Always enjoy your posts and stories.

Good Lord willing, my mother will turn 99 on Dec. 14th

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Re: 99 Years-Here's to 100 Happy Birthday JOE!***

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Happy Birthday Joe!

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 9:26 AM
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Thank you for your insight and wisdom! Your generation has much to teach those of us who came after, especially those who came after the Vietnam War era. We're generally spoiled and coddled and don't know what it's like to have your freedoms at risk.

Thank you and happiest of birthdays to you!


You are an inspiration.***

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 9:56 AM
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Happy Birthday ole 99er!

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Happy Birthday Mr. Joe. I wish you good health going forward

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 11:50 AM
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and sincerely hope you make it to 100 and beyond.

I think you have it made now. As George Burns once said, he was happy to have reached the age of 90, because he heard that not many people die past that age.

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 11:53 AM
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Joe ..... we love you too and wish you 99 more years of a terrific life well lived. Happy Thanksgiving and Christmas to you and your family!


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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 12:09 PM
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Wow... Just wow... I could listen to you talk all day about your life. It is amazing how a few paragraphs can help me put things in their proper perspective. My daughter and her husband are living in Virginia and don't have enough vacation to come down for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I just decided, right now, that we would drive up and see them this weekend. My wife, son, and I will have Thanksgiving dinner with my 91 year old parents on Thursday and drive up to Richmond Friday.
My Thanksgiving just got a whole lot better!!!
Thank you Joe for the words of wisdom, and may God bless you and yours.


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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 12:16 PM
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Thanks for teaching us Joe. ??

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Happy Birthday Sir!***

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Happy Birthday Sir!***

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 1:32 PM
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Always a pleasure to hear your stories. Happy 99th birthday!


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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 2:13 PM
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God bless you Joe, I know he has and he blesses us through you. Happy Birthday!

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 2:21 PM
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Happy Birthday! And thank you for who you are

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Happy Birthday Joe21!!!


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Posted: Nov 27, 2020, 10:59 AM
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Thanks Joe!
It's all absorbed into the vastness of infinity... that great eternity we're travelling in.
Wayfarers in a journey of enlightenment, together in a quest of adventure.

I'm always grateful for your experience & insights!
Love you too, brother!


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