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Samuel Thompson


September 27, 2010 at 9:56 AM

Okay...haven't been here for a while, much going on in life that I'll get to, that I want to get to.   There's a lot to write in the next few days, but I'm feeling the need to take a break from it all - even if just for an hour - to contemplate the fact that I've just turned FORTY?!?!?!

From Benjamin Eby
Posted on September 27, 2010 at 12:03 PM

 Congratulations!!!  I turned forty a few months ago.  I think this is a great time to re-evaluate your life and your priorities.  I kept asking myself, "How do I want to spend the next forty years of my life?  What kind of legacy am I going to leave behind?"  As a result, I took violin back up after not playing for ten years, and I'm starting a private studio in an area where there are NO string programs in the schools, and NO violin teachers.  My current project: contacting preschools and daycare centers in the area to let me come in on a monthly basis to play for the children and tell them stories about the violin!  Just think...because of me, a whole generation of children in this area will be familiar with the violin that otherwise wouldn't have been.  I can't think of a better legacy.

From Pauline Lerner
Posted on September 28, 2010 at 9:21 AM

Happy birthday, Junior.  I turned 62 earlier this year, and I'm thinking about very specific things I want to do before I die.  My top priority is keeping in touch with my friends, especially those who don't live near me.  Forty is a milestone, but you still have many years of an active  -- and I hope happy -- life ahead of you.

From Terez Mertes
Posted on September 28, 2010 at 3:36 PM

Happy birthday, fellow September baby!

And yes, you are a baby. I've got 8 years over you. ; )

From Julian Stokes
Posted on September 29, 2010 at 2:41 PM

It happens to all of us!

Growing older is a lot better than the alternative...

From Laurie Niles
Posted on September 29, 2010 at 6:15 PM

 A very happy birthday to you, Samuel! 

From Samuel Thompson
Posted on October 4, 2010 at 6:03 AM

Thanks, y'all!  

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