Happy Birthday To One Of My Greatest Presents Of 2011- Our Friend EJ


I can’t begin to tell you how much EJ has brought to our lives.  Her positive energy, her photo and video contributions, her expert handling of the GMG Gallery this past summer at Rocky Neck, the hosting of the Mug-Ups but mostly her friendship.

EJ brings so much to us every day and is such a kindred spirit in that she has the best of all worlds, the compassion of an artist and the  organizational sense and responsibility of a business person.

EJ, thank you for coming into my life as such a great friend to not just me but the entire GMG community.  Your friendship has been one of my greatest gifts this past year.

We love you.

The Boss

About Joey C

The creator of goodmorninggloucester.org Lover of all things Gloucester and Cape Ann. GMG where we bring you the very best our town has to offer because we love to share all the great news and believe that by promoting others in our community everyone wins.
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31 Responses to Happy Birthday To One Of My Greatest Presents Of 2011- Our Friend EJ

  1. E.J. says:

    Joey, thank you so much – that just made my whole day. I love you too, and can’t tell you how much knowing you and being a part of the GMG community has enriched my life this past year.

  2. Fred Bodin says:

    E.J.- You’re everything Joey said, plus you’re simply amazing. Happy Birthday! Fred

  3. Debra says:

    I “met” EJ first because of her GMG coverage of Annisquam, where I grew up, last winter and we struck up a friendship. It was my pleasure to finally meet her in August and I second she is a talented treasure that I hope stays around for a long time.

  4. Happy, Happy Birthday E.J. So much fun at your Mug Ups this summer–thank you for sharing ALL YOUR MANY GIFTS!

    P.S. I hope to see you at the Rocky Neck Winter Show on Main Street this weekend–looks wonderful!!

  5. captmard says:

    Happy birthday, EJ. It’s been great getting to know you and participating in GMG together.

  6. Bruce says:

    EJ has really made a tremendous contribution to GMG. Almost every day she teaches me something new or deeper about Gloucester, even though I have been studying and learning for more than 30 years.

  7. Happy Birthday EJ!! I underline everything Joey said as you are an inspiration to us all. You drove over the A. Piatt Andrew Bridge just a short time ago and you didn’t waste any time making a huge impact on Cape Ann and GMG.

    We at GMG whipped up a little song for you. It’s a little rough around the edges but everyone in GMG is in there. I’ll only give you two hints. Me and my muffintop show up at 2 minutes and Paul F arrives 15 seconds later.

    Just click: http://youtu.be/3Xpeami317s

    • E.J. says:

      Paul, that was hysterical. Now I know Joey was the mooning baby giving the finger at the end, and Ed was the dancing baby, and I could be the dancing nun, and Paul was the grumpy looking baby, and you were the rockstar baby, but who was the baby drinking the rolling rock bear, and who were the cats?

      • Donna is the cat with the hat shaking her booty and Sharon is … wait, I think I will stop there before I get into trouble. As for the baby drinking the Rolling Rock Bear maybe it would be someone who says they don’t drink bears but only vodka with multicolored Fla-Vor-Ice Pops as the swizzle stick?

    • “Bastard!” wish my ass was that tight! thanks for the laughter paul!
      i needed that! :)

  8. Congratulations EJ ! You’ve helped Gloucester celebrate Gloucester – thank you !

  9. Jenn Cullen says:

    Happy Birthday, EJ! I agree with all the other commenters, you are an amazing treasure and an inspiration and we are sooooo lucky that you discovered Gloucester and Cape Ann!!


  10. Alicia says:

    Happy Birthday EJ! Happy to have you as part of the team.

  11. Ann Kennedy says:

    EJ, we know the tributes are very well-deserved! Thank you for the welcoming spirit you showed us during our time in Gloucester and best wishes for a terrific birthday. At the next Mug Up I think you all should have a contest to see who can still drink a beer like the baby in the video!
    Ann and Bob K.

  12. Happy Birthday dearest EJ.. so glad to have met and you and continue to be friends with you.
    Love Donna

  13. Len Burgess says:

    Congratulations EJ. Nice to have met you at the Gallery this year. You are a treasure for the GMG community.

  14. E.J. says:

    Well I am overwhelmed that Joey put this up in the firstplace, and then all the wonderful greetings and comments you’ve shared. I feel so incredibly blessed to be a part of this wonderful, loving, supportive, fun, talented group of people and to be living here on Cape Ann. GMG and all of you rock – like that rockstar baby in Paul’s youtube video.
    Yes Ann, a beer drinking contest where the contestants have to drink the beer with their feet while lying on their backs would be pretty hysterical. Any thoughts on who might win that one, or even be able to do it without pouring beer all over themselves?

  15. What else can be said?
    A true friend! thank you and happy birthday EJ!

  16. Sista Felicia says:

    EJ ! Happy Birthday! Wishing you a very happy day. We mss you. Hope to see you over the holidays… I’ll have to talk to my brother Joey about a GMG VIP Holiday Party.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY EJ! Im sure you had a good day! Hope to see you soon.

  17. Sharon says:

    I agree with everyone about your presence on the island! You are an amazing woman! Happy birthday, EJ!

  18. Frank says:

    Happy Birtthday EJ

  19. E.J. says:

    Paul, I am so happy to hear from you – thank you so much. The day wouldn’t have been complete otherwise. I miss you.
    Thanks Sharon. I stopped into Presents the other day and it looks great, and I love your new calendars.

  20. Greg says:

    Happy B’day, EJ, but you are the gift to us. Keep up the good work, please.

  21. Black Swan Beth says:

    Wowiekaflowie! You are a superstar and rock on with your bad self! Many happy adventure ahead!

  22. Black Swan Beth says:

    Adventures – as in plural. :)

  23. Beth says:

    Just echoing all the other comments, EJ…hope you’re having the happiest of birthdays and basking in the glow! Happy Birthday to a great addition and friend to our community!

  24. JaneMGibbs says:

    Hap P B Day 2 U EJ !!

  25. Linda Colman says:

    HILARIOUS VIDEO!!! Happy birthday, EJ!!!

  26. When I saw you yesterday at the Rocky Neck Art gallery I would have given you a birthday hug, had I known! You are such a generous, talented person. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy!

  27. Meg Lee says:

    EJ -
    Happy Belated – sorry I missed it by a day, but hope you had a great one!

  28. I bet you didn’t realize you were so popular. “Have a Happy.” ….and to many more.

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