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Happy Birthday Dave (guest post by Jachin)

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David Burge 16May2010Dave turns 42 today (May 22 in NZ). The family decided to have a party while Dave was well, so last weekend there was a small gathering at the Takanini Church of Christ: Dave’s son Joseph turns nine on 31 May and he was included to make it a double celebration. Dave’s cake had 4+2 candles instead of 42, so a fire permit wasn’t necessary.

This party came a few days after Dave’s post titled Green Bananas and the opportunity for a gag gift was too good to resist, so I gave him a bunch of green bananas with a label that said 100% green: the perfect gift for an optimist. Vicki, Dave’s sister, told him to hang around long enough to eat the bananas and, thankfully, the latest news indicates that Dave will in fact be able to do this (at the time of the party is was possible that Dave had only a few weeks left). It was a happy occasion with much laughter and squadrons of noisy children. Actually, there were only 13 children there, but they sure sounded like a herd of baby elephants on a rampage :).

Click here to see photos of the party, and click here to see recent photos of Dave with Ruth, the smallest Burgelet.

If you know Dave you’ll know that he’s full of optimism and humour…


Written by Jachin

May 22, 2010 at 6:00 am

Posted in Humour, photos

7 Responses

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  1. Happy Birthday Dave.


    May 22, 2010 at 7:35 am

  2. Just wanted to wish you “Many” Happy returns of the day!!!! Praise the Lord we have more hope than just a wish.

    Thanks for the tips on ringing the mental health hotline. Now all I have to do is decide which one to use!!!!!

    Adele Paulin

    May 22, 2010 at 9:27 am

  3. Happy Birthday! Dave.

    I continue to pray for you, asking for complete healing.


    David Ting

    May 22, 2010 at 11:04 am

  4. “Birthday Greetings and Blessings” Dave.
    I hope your day is so Very Special for you all.
    Great to see you all laughing and smiling….it sure is a good medicine, and drug free too 🙂

    I commend your photographer, Jachin….great work !

    I continue to hold you daily in my prayers, and ask God to strengthen and heal you. You you are in my thoughts a lot.

    God Bless you all,

    Raymond Sanson

    Raymond Sanson

    May 22, 2010 at 11:28 am

  5. Happy birthday Dave. May the Lord grant you many more happy days like that. God bless.


    May 22, 2010 at 1:10 pm

  6. Hey David, wishing you a very special birthday with Tarnya and the children. You have beautiful weather for it too! Continuing to pray for you and the family 🙂

    God bless,



    May 22, 2010 at 2:31 pm

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