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hollisdwyer
09-03-2015, 06:31 PM
After a little over 2 months in post op recovery after a knee replacement and moping around the house, a good Uke group friend bundled me into her car last Saturday and brought me to our weekly jam at a local farmers market.

How good it was to see the great people that I jam with again. They even made me a birthday cake ( it actually was my birthday).

Their friendship is one of the most valuable things in my life.
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hollisdwyer
09-03-2015, 07:45 PM
Definitely a fine group and excellent cake.

Yes it is a fine group, the cake was great and I was glad you were there. I appreciated the chance to see your new Peter Howlett uke. A real beauty and worth the long wait.

Hippie Dribble
09-03-2015, 08:28 PM
Nice photos Hollis. Happy birthday and good to see that your recovery continues well. I'm guessing Bill is the dude in orange. :)

hollisdwyer
09-03-2015, 08:39 PM
Nice photos Hollis. Happy birthday and good to see that your recovery continues well. I'm guessing Bill is the dude in orange. :)

Thanks for the good wishes. The fellow in Orange is Rob, our base player and an amazingly good one at that. For some reason Bill doesn't feature in the photos. Maybe he was off getting a coffee or snack at the farmers market.

Camsuke
09-03-2015, 08:41 PM
I know it's a little late but, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATE!!! It's also great to see you back on your feet.

PhilUSAFRet
09-04-2015, 12:51 AM
Glad you are on the mend. I imagine it would be nice to have friends like that. Lucky man. I had a pie for my birthday Tuesday...coconut cream.

hollisdwyer
09-04-2015, 01:20 AM
Glad you are on the mend. I imagine it would be nice to have friends like that. Lucky man. I had a pie for my birthday Tuesday...coconut cream.

Thanks Phil. Actually my favourite 'birthday cake' is either key lime or lemon meringue pie.

DownUpDave
09-04-2015, 01:33 AM
Hollis, great to hear your recovery is going well. Your statement " their friendship is one of the most valuable things in my life" speaks volumes, not only of them but of you as well. Happy belated birthday, I could tell it was you by your Boat Paddle ML tenor, it's beautiful.

VegasGeorge
09-04-2015, 01:36 AM
Heart warming post! Happy Birthday, and congrats on finding such a good group of friends!

Recstar24
09-04-2015, 05:31 AM
That is one fine uke you are bringing to uke club ;)

Glad to hear you are doing well!

coolkayaker1
09-04-2015, 06:49 AM
For some reason Bill doesn't feature in the photos. Maybe he was off getting a coffee or snack at the farmers market.

Or perhaps, when the camera came out, he was happily beneath the hors d'ourve table.

I'm glad to hear that your new Hollis knee is the "bees' knees". A real honey, I'm sure.

PhilUSAFRet
09-04-2015, 08:50 AM
Thanks Phil. Actually my favourite 'birthday cake' is either key lime or lemon meringue pie.

Growing up, it was always lemon meringue pie for me. My Mom made a truly great one.

hollisdwyer
09-04-2015, 09:47 AM
Growing up, it was always lemon meringue pie for me. My Mom made a truly great one.

Living in Florida now I suspect you can get LM pie any day you want (although not as good as your Mums). My youngest son makes a great LM pie but it is a desert here re Key Lime. When we're in the USA I take every chance I get to eat Key Lime Pie. Yum, pie!