Thursday, September 24, 2009

Happy Birthday, Lana!

It’s been my great pleasure recently to connect with some old & dear friends, & one of them—a friend from my days in Burlington, VT & also for a time when I was in Charlottesville — is celebrating a birthday today.

Robert Frost’s Banjo birthday wishes to Lana Bortolot! Lana is a globe-trotting, self-described girl reporter & an all-round great person, with an adventurous & generous spirit, & real integrity. Many happy returns to you!

As Jimmie Rodgers sang (& I believe)

The old pals are always the best you see
New friends you can find ev’ry day [ed. note: not so sure on that]
But they can’t take the place or ever be
Like the old pals of yesterday [amen to that, Jimmie!]


  1. 1. That looks like a very happy lady, and
    2. Any friend of John's is a friend of mine, so

    Happy Birthday, Lana!

  2. thank you both! John and I go back a long way and I am thrilled to find him in such a wonderful spot after all these years of losing touch. That was a nice b-day present, as is feeling connected to these friends who have made our time here on earth rich.


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