Happy Birthday to RALPH (July 14)!

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Happy Birthday to RALPH (July 14)!

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Post by jbuck919 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:57 am

It is not Bastille Day just yet and I am the tiniest bit miffed that someone got priority, because I intended to remember the real meaning of July 14 myself after last year's self-promotional campaign. :)

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Post by Chalkperson » Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:57 am

Way to go Ralph, have a great day on Saturday...and here's to many more of them... :D :D :D

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Post by Lance » Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:50 am

Ralph ... one of our MOST DISTINGUISHED and most productive members—and New York City host—of CMG, the best birthday ever on the 14th. May you find boxes and boxes of new CDs that will give you many more years of great listening pleasure! You are a prince!
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Post by Ken » Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:39 pm

Happy early birthday wishes, Ralph! Thank you for your fine posts -- many of which have broadened my classical music perspectives -- and thank you as well for introducing me to Dittersdorf, whose name now graces my record collection.
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Post by Corlyss_D » Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:22 pm

Lance wrote:Ralph ... one of our MOST DISTINGUISHED and most productive members—and New York City host—of CMG, the best birthday ever on the 14th. May you find boxes and boxes of new CDs that will give you many more years of great listening pleasure! You are a prince!
Amen! Where would we be without him? One of the most urbane, informative, and gracious folks we have here. We are damned lucky to have him.
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Post by Werner » Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:45 pm

I thought I'd wait for the actual date - but what the heck, Ralph, why not have all the good wishes you can, as soon as you can?

And here I go agreeing with Corlyss again - how can that be? See what effect you have, Ralph?

So here's wishing us at CMG many more years of Ralph - level headed, knowledgeale, and always relevant.

And, hopefully, more times at Lincoln Center, O'Neals - and perhaps Il Sorriso?
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Post by pizza » Thu Jul 12, 2007 3:46 pm

Lance wrote:RalphMay you find boxes and boxes of new CDs that will give you many more years of great listening pleasure!
And may you find time to open and listen to some of the old boxes from birthdays past that you've never heard!

Happy Birthday :!:

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Post by Lance » Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:27 pm

Werner wrote:I thought I'd wait for the actual date - but what the heck, Ralph, why not have all the good wishes you can, as soon as you can?

And here I go agreeing with Corlyss again - how can that be? See what effect you have, Ralph?

So here's wishing us at CMG many more years of Ralph - level headed, knowledgeale, and always relevant.

And, hopefully, more times at Lincoln Center, O'Neals - and perhaps Il Sorriso?
Hey! What about me at Lincoln Center and ESPECIALLY at O'Neal's? I just love the place - AND - the company! Maybe all of us could gather there un bel di, eh? :)
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Post by jbuck919 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:32 pm

Lance wrote:
Werner wrote:I thought I'd wait for the actual date - but what the heck, Ralph, why not have all the good wishes you can, as soon as you can?

And here I go agreeing with Corlyss again - how can that be? See what effect you have, Ralph?

So here's wishing us at CMG many more years of Ralph - level headed, knowledgeale, and always relevant.

And, hopefully, more times at Lincoln Center, O'Neals - and perhaps Il Sorriso?
Hey! What about me at Lincoln Center and ESPECIALLY at O'Neal's? I just love the place - AND - the company! Maybe all of us could gather there un bel di, eh? :)
Name the day.

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Post by Agnes Selby » Thu Jul 12, 2007 6:48 pm

Happy Birthday, dear Ralph, and may all your wishes come true.

Regards,
Agnes.

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Post by daycart » Thu Jul 12, 2007 7:15 pm

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Post by RebLem » Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:49 am

Happy birthday, Ralph, but you have to get through Friday the 13th first. :? :wink: Good luck. :D
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Post by jbuck919 » Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:16 am

RebLem wrote:Happy birthday, Ralph, but you have to get through Friday the 13th first. :? :wink: Good luck. :D
You're wishing HIM good luck? I have an interview this morning. The first thing I did wrong was laugh when the lady called and said Friday the 13th. (For the thousandth time, I am not making this up.)

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Post by Teresa B » Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:25 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RALPH!!!!!!

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Post by Niki » Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:37 pm

Happy birthday Ralph.

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Post by Wallingford » Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:15 pm

For once, I'm not late with a birthday wish!

Have a great B-day, Ralph!!!
If I could tell my mom and dad
That the things we never had
Never mattered we were always ok
Getting ready for Christmas day
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Post by jbuck919 » Sat Jul 14, 2007 2:26 am

OK, NOW!

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I don't know Ralph well enough to know his feelings on this, but with the US notoriously over-prison-populated, if he wants to meet me for a demolition party at Attica or Dannemora (Sing-Sing will do)....

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Post by Gary » Sat Jul 14, 2007 2:52 am

FELIX SIT NATALIS DIES!

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Post by jbuck919 » Sat Jul 14, 2007 3:22 am

Gary wrote:FELIX SIT NATALIS DIES!
Our great and brilliant master poster will not understand that this is simply Latin for happy birthday, so here I am to say so.

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Post by Donald Isler » Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:50 am

Happy Birthday, Ralph! Hope you enjoy good food and music today!
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Post by karlhenning » Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:12 am

Happy birthday, Ralph! Storm the Bastille once more, for me!
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Post by Chalkperson » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:23 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
Gary wrote:FELIX SIT NATALIS DIES!
Our great and brilliant master poster will not understand that this is simply Latin for happy birthday, so here I am to say so.
Oh, and there was me thinking someone called Felix had passed away... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Lance » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:33 pm

Yessirree, today's RALPH's big day. Many happy returns! Try not to eat too much cake!
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Post by jbuck919 » Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:30 pm

Lance wrote:Yessirree, today's RALPH's big day. Many happy returns! Try not to eat too much cake!
Mais Lance, qu'il mange du gateau. :)

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Post by ch1525 » Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:52 pm

Happy Birthday Ralph!!!

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Post by Ralph » Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:54 pm

Thanks very much for the kind posts - it definitely made my birthday more fun!

And I was very touched to receive this e-mail this morning:

Dear Professor Stein,

Laura and I wish you the happiest of birthdays. While we are often on opposite sides of an issue your patriotism marks you as a true American. With not that much occupying us these days, Laura and I try to check out CMG at least once a day. We admire how you handle that deracinated crone who co-owns the board, even if she supports my efforts in the War on Terror.

Be well.

God bless America.

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Post by Evelyn Laden » Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:57 pm

Dear Ralph,

Give or take an hour around 7/14, here's wishing you a very happy birthday and many good years to come! Evelyn


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Post by Kevin R » Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:25 am

Happy belated Birthday Ralph!!!!
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Post by Chalkperson » Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:37 am

that deracinated crone who co-owns the board...

I had to look those up of course, wow Ralph, you sure do know how to pick 'em...jeez, what's goin on tonite...first me, then you...I guess i'm in good company... :wink:

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Post by Gary » Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:36 am

Chalkperson wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:
Gary wrote:FELIX SIT NATALIS DIES!
Our great and brilliant master poster will not understand that this is simply Latin for happy birthday, so here I am to say so.
Oh, and there was me thinking someone called Felix had passed away... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Whose middle and last name are Sit and Natalis, respectively. :wink:

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