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October 24, 2008


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Hey Barry, Happy birthday to everyone!

For weeks after my birthday my kids were still saying happy birthday. this could be because I got all excited and said happy birthday right back to them... anyway it was fun.

Happy birthday!

Barry Briggs

Hi Jordan, it's great to hear from you!

Happy birthday to all of us, in every moment, as we are reborn over and over!

Your friend,


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