Happy Birthday (89th) to Richard, Happy New Years to All with 3 Bunnies in a Basket, Dec. 31 on the Blvd Haussman in Paris, Several Recommendations for NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS! & One Unfinished Churchyard Story.

RICH BERNER of this blog is 89 today, Jan 31, 2009 and Jean and I treated him to lunch at Ivar's Acres of Clams - "Where Clams and Culture Meet" - on Pier 54 "At the Foot of Madison Street."  Jean is on the left, I'm wearing the ribbon in my hat, and Ivar's mainstay in posing with us too.
RICH BERNER of this blog is 89 today, Dec. 31, 2009 and Jean and I treated him to lunch at Ivar’s Acres of Clams – “Where Clams and Culture Meet” – on Pier 54 “At the Foot of Madison Street.” Jean is on the left, I’m wearing the ribbon in my hat, and Lisa, an Ivar’s mainstay, in posing with us too.  All that puts Rich on the far right.  (I think that is Lisa’s hand on Rich’s left shoulder – not mine.)

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Earlier on the 31st - because Paris runs 9 hours earlier than we in Seattle - Berangere took this look across the Blvd Haussmann to the rear facade of the Paris Opera House.
Earlier on the 31st – because Paris runs 9 hours earlier than we in Seattle – Berangere took this look across the Blvd Haussmann to the rear facade of the Paris Opera House.
This lavishly cute and sentimental card is about a century old, as are most of those that follow.
This lavishly cute – bunnies!!! – and sentimental card is about a century old, as are most of those that follow.
Now open door to a few resolutions that follow.
Now open your door to a few resolutions that follow. Some of these read like they were composed by Horatio Alger when he was a clerk for the Better Business Bureau in Peoria, Illinois.
Sunset if its the 31st and Sunrise if the 1st.
Sunset if its the 31st and Sunrise if the 1st.
New  Years Resolutions as Prescriptions
New Years Resolutions as Prescriptions
More Horatio Alger as a developed marketing sensibility.
More Horatio Alger as a developed marketing sensibility.
So true and so hard!
So true and so hard!
Flowers this First Morning
Flowers this First Morning

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Must we always be productive?
Must we always be productive?
May you treat these four cards as parts of an incomplete narrative - and finish it?
An Unfinished Churchyard Story.  May you treat these four cards as parts of an incomplete story – finish it and share it as a “comment.”
We wave again from the garden gate.  Happy 89th Rich.  Happy New Years Everyone.
We wave again from the garden gate. Happy 89th Rich. Happy New Years Everyone.

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