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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Happy "Almost-Half-a-Century!"

[a guest post by Zahava]

Trepp's long-time readers may recall that June 23 marks another trip around the sun for our esteemed host.

In the nearly 20 years that we have been together, we have weathered some hard times and celebrated great joys. We have brought three amazing children into the world and have had the privilege of parenting them as they celebrate their own birthdays and milestones.

The kids are quite the blend of both of us (and to some extent our extended families). For better or for worse, you don't have to dig too deep to find the traits our kids share with us. Yonah has inherited both his father's musical ear and my strong visual acuity. Gilad, too has David's gift of music along with my visual creativity. And Ariella..... aaaahhhhh.... Ariella.....

Ariella actually gets props for the title of today's post! While her natural enjoyment of history and literature (high brow) are from her dad, her biting sense of sarcastic humor and quick wit (sadly, a bit more low brow) are from my side of the family tree.... Hence... with full knowledge of how the twinge-inducing number 49 has caused a light sweat to form upon her beloved father's brow, she has taken to skipping through the house of late while belting out (to the tune of the 'Lone Ranger' theme song) "Happy almost half a century!...Happy almost half a century!..."

So... now it's your turn to wish the big guy well!

Posted by David Bogner on June 23, 2010 | Permalink


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wow. David. you are so old.
oh wait...we're the same age.

happy birthday old man.

Posted by: weese | Jun 23, 2010 3:50:43 PM


Congratulations on circumnavigating the sun once more that 48 times!

Posted by: Jethro | Jun 23, 2010 3:57:22 PM

David - Happy Birthday.

Posted by: Ellis | Jun 23, 2010 5:57:15 PM

Ha'yom yom huledet, ha'yom yom huledet... You get the point.

Happy birthday from the crew at The Israel Situation!

Posted by: Eric | Jun 23, 2010 6:19:56 PM

Ah posts like this make me smile because it is a reminder that I am a mere babe in the woods.Happy Birthday old man with best wishes for at least 81 more.

Posted by: Jack | Jun 23, 2010 7:13:46 PM

Happy B-day you old coot. I'm right behind you.

Posted by: QuietusLeo | Jun 23, 2010 7:45:09 PM

Happy Birthday David ... you'll always be a small bit older than me :-)

Posted by: Mark | Jun 23, 2010 11:14:28 PM

Jack, ad meah veshloshim? Since when? :-)

Posted by: Mark | Jun 23, 2010 11:15:47 PM

Jack, ad meah veshloshim? Since when? :-)

Posted by: Mark | Jun 23, 2010 11:15:47 PM


Hope you had a good one!
Wishing you a happy year to come!

Posted by: Nir in London | Jun 25, 2010 12:05:47 PM

William Tell Overture for Yom Holedet? Nice touch...as well as the rest of the wit.

Yom Holedet Sameah! They make 'em good in Connecticut...

Posted by: Mordechai Y. Scher | Jun 28, 2010 7:47:06 AM

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