So this Gloucester icon turned 70 the other day and I was so happy to be able to celebrate with him for a bit at his surprise party yesterday afternoon.
Happy, Happy Birthday Fred Shrigley! You have given so many of us tons of laughs and lots of love for years on end! You’re one of the best for sure! xoxoxoxo
Before today, if you sang Happy Birthday on stage or to a restaurant patron or in a movie or video, you risked being sued by one of the largest record labels on Earth. Check out this article for an interesting story about the most popular song in the English language.
Just a small sample of some of Craig’s Awesome work for GMG-
A Sister is a Gift to the Heart,
A Friend to the Spirit,
A Golden Thread
To the Meaning of Life…
My sister, Judy Wilburn, is all those things and more. She is a wonderful mother, wife, daughter, awesome sister and dear friend to many, she is beautiful in every way, incredibly smart, generous, talented and a gifted artist. She was the driving force in my move to Gloucester, she introduced me to Good Morning Gloucester, Rocky Neck Art Colony, is a great friend of the blog and lover of Cape Ann. Happy Birthday Judy – you are a gift, friend and golden thread to many. It might be your birthday, but we get the gift of having you in our lives. Love, Ellen
Richard Rosenfeld is a great and generous friend and neighbor to all on Rocky Neck – an author, historian, benefactor of the Cultural Center and patron of the arts, fun loving Mug Up competition judge and winner, and all around good guy.
Happy Birthday Richard from all of us here on Rocky Neck and beyond who know and love you. We hope your day is filled with wonderful surprises and well wishes.
Hope you have an awesome birthday and get to eat lots and sweets and smoked salmon.
Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to a man I am proud to call my son-in-law and am so grateful to for being a wonderful husband, dad and gentle, thoughtful soul…we love you Ken!
“Youse guys got Italian subs ova there?”
As I was sitting in my office working, received a call from a caller with a very quacky voice. After trying to decipher what they were saying, realized it was a reminder to wish our friend and FOB Paul Morrison a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY…
What, You Thought We Wouldn’t Find Out?
Head Down to Cape Ann Brewing Tonight and Wish Shannon a Happy Birthday In Person and Don’t Forget To Tip Her Well Too!
If you don’t follow Mayor Kirk on Twitter You Ought To- https://twitter.com/MayorKirk
We have a bunch of positive minded, kind, creative folks that are part of our little GMG community. Perhaps no one among us embodies what it is to be a GMG’er more than our friend EJ.
GMG Contributor’s EJ Pictures-
Kim Smith submits-
Paul Morrison Submits-
Donna Ardizzoni Submits-
Fr Matthew Green submits-
From The Bong Tree Island Party
Kathy Chapman photo-
(this was EJ before she kicked ass this summer on her diet and cleanse)
Ed Collard submits-
EJ Back In The Day (Would You Hit That?)
Marty Luster Submits-
Fred Bodin submits-
At the Bong Tree book launching party-
Beth Swan writes-
"Happy Birthday EJ! ENJOY and live it up!" —Beth
March 19, 2011-
Video interview introducing EJ to the GMG Community-
We tape a video for EJ’s Kickstarter Project To Launch Tales of Bong Tree Island-
Fred Bodin writes-
Father Matthew confessed at my gallery opening tonight that tomorrow he will reach the "Big 40." He looks so much younger, but I guess I’ll believe him. Matthew Green was born in Winchester (MA) Hospital on October 7th, 1972. He told me that his time in Gloucester, which has been less than two years, has been hugely enhanced by his connection with Good Morning Gloucester. GMG quickly put him in touch with the local community and the larger community beyond. We know him through his photographs and his words, and they’re all good. If you’ve met Fr. Matthew at Mug Ups, art openings, or other local events, you know how personable and approachable he is. When I took this photo, I asked him to hold up four fingers to signify age his of four decades. Now I think it should be for the next forty years he stays in Gloucester. This priest has blessed us all with his presence.
Frank is part of the team with Shewsberry who produce our stickas!
Happy Birthday Buddy!
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.