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Okay Now-Three Cheers

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Okay Now-Three Cheers
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:55 AM


       I am going to toot my own Horn. And loudly at that!! Why? Wouldn't you know, While I was sleeping, I became a whole Year Older, Yeah Man! A whole 78 of them now, packed under the old Belt.

 I have wondered for many years why we called folks like me ancient, back in the day. Now I know, Some mornings I feel like a fossil come to life! ! But Who cares? The Great Creator saw fit to grant me another one. YAY ! YAY!

   I also think I will suck down a shot of Jack Daniels, Just one mind you! To celebrate. Straight! I Know this is silly, But there's no family left to toot horns for me. Well, not Flesh and Blood folks, Just an extended family of real life folks and all the folks I know on line. That's it for me.

    Imagine, when I was born they had a War going on, Ocean Going, Beat up, Crew owned, Steam Freighters( Tramps) were common( I was born on one). Cars were large, boxy things and could be rolled over, righted and driven away! Airplanes had proper Propellors and Trains huffed down the Tracks Leaving a trail of smoke behind! Oh! and Motoryachts were as pretty as a fine lady dressed for the ball. NOT Pods of Plastic trying to look like Spaceships!

    Men tipped their hats to ladies in respect and there were Clubs where men could go and smoke their Cigars. Yeah, It was a man's world. That doesn't mean it was better. It was quieter and more polite. No one talked on the phone while conversing with someone else or Texted either. That didn't exist when I was young, Thank God.

    Children were seen and not heard, Cops were respected and the streets were safer! All, not necessarily good things, But, One thing I really miss? Being able to talk to a Date or Friend in a restaurant and hear them respond in a lower than shouting voice. All you could hear was a soft murmur and the tinkle of glasses and silverware that's the way it was. And I had to grow up and Build Models,Oh! My Gosh whatta fate! I love It!!

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:57 AM

Happy Birthday, Gary!!!

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 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.


  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:00 AM

Happy birthday, youngster!


Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:14 AM

Happy Birthday!

Technology is both a blessing and a curse.



  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:17 AM

Happy Birthday, TB. !

Happy Birthday


  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:33 AM

  WOOOHOOO we are BLESSED to have our beloved TB around for another year.

    Happy Birthday goos sir keep on keeping on as long as the power lets yaHappy Birthday

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:51 AM

Happy Birthday Viejo. May you have many more ahead.

After all, it beats the alternative Wink


F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton



  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 11:00 AM

Many happy returns, TB - happy birthday!

    Best wishes,


Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?



  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 11:51 AM

Happy birthday!!! 




Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:31 PM

"May you have the hindsight to dwell only on the best moments, the foresight to live in the moment and the insight to see beauty in every moment. Happy birthday!"


"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)


1/350 Tamiya Yamato WIP 



  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:30 PM

Happy Birthday Balloons


God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Medina, Ohio
Posted by wayne baker on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 3:01 PM

Two days until 76, and two weeks until I remarry.  Congratulations on making it to 78.  We sure have seen a lot in our day.

 I may get so drunk, I have to crawl home. But dammit, I'll crawl like a Marine.

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 3:05 PM

Happy birthday!!!! Drinks



  • Member since
    July 2009
  • From: North Carolina
Posted by Back to the bench on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:16 PM

Happy B-Day Tanker-BuilderHappy BirthdayBalloons

What an amazing life and you are just getting started!!!Big Smile

  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:19 PM

Balloons Balloons Balloons Happy Birthday you young whippersnapper. Hope you have many, many more and I'm still here to celebrate with you.

It would be my honor to have one with you. Toast OK, maybe two. Toast

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.


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