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My 81st Birthday

Today is my birthday, December fifth Eighty-one of them I’ve celebrated And the well-wishes give me a lift Today is my birthday, December fifth, Just to be alive is a wonderful gift Each year a time to get recalibrated, Today is my birthday, December fifth Eighty-one of them I’ve celebrated!
Written December 5, 2022

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Date: 12/6/2022 11:06:00 PM
Happy Birthday Hank! Happy Happy Birthday week! Happy 81st! Wow! Nice!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/10/2022 9:15:00 PM
Thank you so much, Caren. I'm still percolatin', as they say.
Date: 12/5/2022 5:45:00 PM
I hope your day has been a good one, Milt.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/5/2022 6:42:00 PM
It has, Jenna. Thank you. I've had lots of well-wishes, a long conversation with my son and daughter-in-law, texts from grandchildren, dinner with my niece and loads of best wishes from friends...all in all, a very good day!
Date: 12/5/2022 1:04:00 PM
best wishes for a wonderful birthday, milton! hope you get to celebrate but, if not, your soup friends are all here to raise a glass in your honor! (mine will have an i.p.a. in it!)
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/5/2022 1:17:00 PM
Thanks so much, Ilene. I'll enjoy it!
Date: 12/5/2022 8:19:00 AM
Happy Birthday to you, Milt! You’ve blessed the soup with great poetry. I hope you have a wonderful day today! :)
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/5/2022 9:10:00 AM
Thanks so much, Laura. I don't know about that, but I certainly do enjoy reading the marvelous poems and posting on the site. Hope you have a wonderful day, too.
Date: 12/5/2022 4:37:00 AM
Congratulations on achieving such a milestone! It ain't easy!!! Hope it was a great day Milt!!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/5/2022 7:00:00 AM
Hi Mike. You got that right! Hope you're having a great day, too.
Date: 12/5/2022 2:05:00 AM
Great ! Have a blessed birthday filled joy and contentment, Milton !
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/5/2022 7:00:00 AM
Thank you so much, Valsa.
Date: 12/5/2022 1:40:00 AM
Have a fantastic 81st birthday, Milt!
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Jenna Logan
Date: 12/5/2022 4:30:00 PM
Lol Tom. Ok
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/5/2022 9:27:00 AM
The mayors office will foot the bill, don't give out the good stuff until the freeloaders have gone home lol.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/5/2022 7:00:00 AM
Thank you, Jenna. I'm going to try to!
Date: 12/4/2022 11:18:00 PM
Soup Creek saloon will be open all day/ It's a free bar and you won't have to pay/ Best whiskey Jenna's serving/ At nights end we'll be swaying/ We'll all sing to Milton, happy birthday./
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/5/2022 7:01:00 AM
Thanks, Tom. I don't drink before noon, so, that'll save her a buck or two!
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Jenna Logan
Date: 12/5/2022 1:39:00 AM
Free whiskey?? Are you trying to break me?? It’s always free for you cuz that was our deal, today only it’s free for Milt.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/4/2022 11:22:00 PM
Happy Birthday Milton, enjoy your day. Tom
Date: 12/4/2022 11:02:00 PM
Happy birthday, Milt, 81 is a long time:) wonderful to have you here at PS:)
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/5/2022 7:02:00 AM
Thank you so much, Jo. It is nice to have friends on Poetry Soup!
Date: 12/4/2022 10:28:00 PM
Happy Birthday to you Milt! 81 is the new 71, so rejoice!! Going to Mexico to celebrate? Wherever you choose, have a great time!!...ab
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/5/2022 7:03:00 AM
Thanks, Anselmo. Yep, I'm going down to Puerta Vallarta in a week or so to soak up some rays! It's my birthday and Christmas present to myself rolled into one.
Date: 12/4/2022 9:23:00 PM
Inching toward the 100 mark breath by breath! Enjoy your day, Milt, happy birthday!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/5/2022 7:04:00 AM
Thanks so much, Unseeking Seeker. I'll never make it to 100, but I'm going to enjoy every day I have here. I've found this to be a pretty good place to be, after all.