There were Thirty seven email and blog comment messages received from friends here in Oz and overseas and those who sent them we thank you.
Rosemary and I exchanged Cards & flowers and other niceties.
Other than that, the only other card we received was from an ex Governor General and his wife, Sir William P Deane and Lady Helen Deane. Thanks Bill and Helen.
It's really a wonder that I haven't yet dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I suppose we must learn which ceremonies may be breached occasionally at our convenience and which ones may never be if we are to live pleasantly with our fellow man.
P S. In lieu of 'Effing' you may read blesse'd if you wish.
Have a Happy and Wonderful day, VEST.