We had my father-in-laws 70th birthday last weekend. My wife had sent out letters to his friends asking them to contribute something that they might share at his funeral. I know it sounds morbid...but it was phenomenal. People responded in a big way writing and sending all sorts of things. We spent the evening at a nice dinner going opening all of these unique, loving, acknowleding letters about the unique characteristics of Marvin Albert -- and they are many. He had a fabulous time. We had a fabulous time. It got me thinking that I don't really acknowledge people in my life -- and toast them in the way that I would if they were dieing.  Well, I may use my blog to do that periodically over the next few weeks and see how it goes.  Until then -- Marvin -- Happy Birthday.