Redcliffe Pier

Sunday, September 26, 2010

BIRTHDAY BEAR GOES TO THE BAY FOR LUNCH.

Our Birthday Bear Group went to Wynum on Moreton Bay for lunch to celebrate Paul's birthday. To understand the Birthday Bear's  tradition click here. 
Bear was dressed by Mary and the table and chair were made by George. Bear is reflecting some of Paul's recent activities. He enjoys reading and is a whiz at jigsaw puzzles. He also enjoys a good red wine.

I don't think we were quite ready for this shot by the looks of us, but at least it included Ann in the mirror taking the photo. (L to R) George, Helen, Paul, Mary, moi, and Bill. 
Unfortunately, Helen and Paul have not had a good year. They often travel with us and they had booked to come to Canada and Alaska with us. However, Paul was diagnosed with Mesothelioma cancer and had to have surgery and chemotherapy. So they had to cancel their trip, we were all very sad. He has been a sick fellow and it is good to see he is able to join us today to celebrate his birthday. Since this day he has been given heartening news from the Oncologist. The treatment has worked and there are no more tumours growing. 

 The weather was not nice enough for us to take our intended walk along the water's edge so we chatted and watched the bay activity.

Its not a very pretty sight at low tide. The fisherman didn't seem to be catching anything either.

10 comments:

  1. It's nice to see you guys gathering on the birthday of Paul. Beautiful photos togethere of your friends and the Bear. Hope your friend will have more birthdays to come and it's great to hear there is no tumour growing. Wish him the best and be healthy as always.

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  2. What a fun time for all of you, and I'm just loving the birthday bear! You water picture looks like home to me!! hehe...

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  3. So Birthday bear had to work again ! It's nice that Paul could celebrate his birthday with all of you, indeed on the first picture you all have a little funeral look !

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  4. I am so glad Paul got to celebrate his birthday with his friends. Birthday Bear looks particularly handsome for this occasion.

    Please let Paul know he is in my prayers. I pray his remission from this terrible cancer will continue.

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  5. Good news for Paul. And it's friends that get us through the hard times and cheer us up. With all these birthday parties you won't have had time to wish you were still on holiday!

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  6. What a lovely gathering you had, and how lovely your friend was able to join you. Birthday Bear pops up in all the right places to add cheer.

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  7. A lovely tradition - a Birthday Bear. I am glad your friend Paul was able to celebrate his birthday. My Dad died of cancer last year. I hope your friend is around for many more birthdays to come.

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  8. Very glad you could all get together and that was wonderful news that Paul got. Love the B. Bear.

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  9. I always love to see how Birthday Bear will be dressed, he really seems to be enjoying his book.

    That is great news about Paul. Hopefully the treatments will continue to work and he is on the road to recovery.

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  10. Happy Birthday Paul and great that's he's got better :)

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