Dept. of Birthdays

Sunday, 30 July 2017 02:42 pm
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A Bouquet of Birthdays

BB and I first met 
[personal profile] gerisullivan  in 1982 during Chiccon, in a basement room filled with fannish musicians - not a filk room, because there wasn't much filk being played, just a room full of musicians and music lovers enriching each others' lives - and it was one of the most serendipitous meetups ever. BB and she kept eyeing each other, and it eventually turned out they'd come from the same home town. We were immediately struck by her friendliness, her energy, her unstinting generosity, her creativity, and her love of life. Our respect and affection only grew over the years, because Geri was, yes, just that wonderful a person. She no longer lives in the Midwest, having made the East Coast her base of operations for lo, these many years, but we are still lucky enough to see her once and sometimes twice a year. When that happens, we are once again reminded of how amazing a human being she is. She celebrated her birthday on July 21, and I hope it was The Best Birthday Ever. Take care of yourself, my dear, and we'll see you soon!

[livejournal.com profile] britgeekgrrl was among the first fans I met on the internet, and she was kind and helpful to me as I and some friends mounted a small campaign to get Dr. Who recaps resumed on Television Without Pity (of blessed memory.) I soon learned that she was a vibrant and lovely person, and I am very glad that she played a part in my discovery of how wonderful online fandom could be. I don't think she's around here much these days, but I send out belated birthday greetings to her - I hope your July 22 birthday was spent with loved ones and friends, and that both the past year and the year to come were and will be good.


[personal profile] hamsterwoman  enjoyed her most recent birthday on July 28. She it was who introduced me to "The Goblin Emperor," which is my favorite comfort read, bar none. She shares my enjoyment of the Vorkosiverse. She writes about her life and her family, and invites those she knows to partake just a little in her world. I am glad to have made her acquaintance her on the internet, and in fandom. I  hope her birthday was wonderful, and I hope the rest of this year is equally so. 

On July 19, a very thoughtful and gentle person, 
[personal profile] oswulf , celebrated a birthday. This is a person of considerable faith and intellect, and I wish they were around more so that I could enjoy them (selfish, I know.) I hope their birthday was a very good one, and that the year to come is also good to them. 

And way, way back on July 16, 
[personal profile] medie , fellow Canadian and the indefatigable creator and maintainer of the fandom_stocking community, celebrated her natal day. Happy birthday to you, and many, many more!

Date: Monday, 31 July 2017 02:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gerisullivan
You write the very, very best birthday tributes! Many thanks, my dear.

Date: Monday, 31 July 2017 09:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] supergee
In the unlikely eventuality that one of the fannish deities runs things, all I will have to do to get into Heaven is point out that I was the first one to send Geri a zine. And one of the best things she ever did, in my biased opinion, was to introduce me to you, by publishing her in Idea.
Edited Date: Monday, 31 July 2017 09:45 am (UTC)

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