100th Birthday!

So my great aunt Ida had a great party last
weekend, celebrating her 100th birthday.
And she still looks lovely. Amazing!

On the way to the party, we passed a cool
clam truck with some guitar playing clams haha…

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Wavatar Joe Williamson

Great picture on a Wonderful Event.

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Wavatar clive

happy birthday gran. Hope you see another 100 years

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Wavatar Jean Smith

Thats really nice to still be able to enjoy your aunt. Cherrish every minute with her. And the guitar playing clam is funny

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Wavatar Jean Smith

It is really nice that you are able to share in your aunts birthday cherrish every moment you have with her. And the guitar playing clams are funny

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Wavatar Edna Goto

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNT IDA,
WISH YOU MANY MORE.

EDNA GOTO

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Wavatar Charlie Murray

Happy birthday to your aunt Ida Claude….She truly is lovely

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Wavatar Charlie Murray

Happy birthday to your aunt Ida Claude,she truly is lovely.

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Wavatar Joe Haddick

Congrats to Ida. She looks Fabulous !!!! Hope she had a GREAT day and wishes are sent for MANY more!! GOD bless her !!!

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Wavatar David Ellis

Claude, Please pass on a birthday message to your Great Aunt Ida and tell her Happy Birthday and congratulations. we should all be that good looking and healthy at that age!

Keep rockin!
David

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Wavatar marianne

Congrats to your Aunt Ida, may she have many more wonderful years with us. I know she has some great stories to share. I love that.

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Wavatar Nick Mattia

My Mon is 94, but doesn’t look as good as your aunt Ida.

God Bless her she looks great….

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Wavatar donald

wow she looks great beautiful GOD BLESS

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Wavatar gene

beautiful picture of your aunt, you can tell you are a good man and a good family man, want you to know I enjoy all your post, you are a great musician…..gene

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Wavatar Carl

Nothing is happier than a clam in the sand. I love RI.

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Wavatar Sue Richers

Of course she does! She is as elegant as a queen and as beautiful as any Hollywood glamour girl. You young people don’t seem to realize that age does not diminish beauty, but enhances it. Youth does not determine beauty, it merely demonstrates how much more experience you all need to attain true beauty. Happy Birthday Miss Ida and may you have dozens more.

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Wavatar frank aragona

wow that is super cool claude wish her a happy birthday for me to and hope she lives another 100 years she looks great for her age you are very lucky to have such a beautiful awesome great aunt that is 100 god bless her and you to have a super awesome day frankie

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Wavatar eugene guthrie

Happy Birthday ,aunt Ida !!!!!

WOW , she is so lovely….

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Wavatar Andy

Sweet, clam jammers, .. i love it ha πŸ™‚
Happy Birthday great aunt Ida πŸ˜‰

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Wavatar Dave Ross

Good on you both! God

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Wavatar ed c

wooow she looks realy good ,god bless her,keep on rocking grand ma.

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Wavatar Dave

Good on you both! Does your GREAT aunt play geetarm too?

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Wavatar Roger Philipp

Happy 100 Ida ………… πŸ™‚

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Wavatar hailley

That’s awesome! You should do a lesson dressed up as a clam πŸ˜›

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Wavatar Harold

Happy birthday aunt Ida lol I hope she goes stronger as she gets wiser

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Wavatar Jason

She sure does!!!

Long may you run Ida!!

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Wavatar David

Great stuff– beautiful lady-
Good on you for helping her celebrate.
This is what creates true soul music.

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Wavatar CJ Sweat

Wish I new about her Birthday Bro, i would’ve gotten her something. 100 years deserves something special, lol, especially after pitting up with you” all them years”

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Wavatar Merrick thacker

That’s awesome! Let her know I wish her a hppy bday! – merrick

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Wavatar Javier Torres

Best wishes from my family to yours and you being 100 years yong.

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Wavatar Keith Norman Fretwell

Wow, congratulations, that is just fabulous.

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Wavatar Jim Parker

She looks good Claude. Almost can associate with this. I had a Great Aunt who was 99 1/2 when she passed. My mom is currently 97. Bet your Great Aunt doesn’t play guitar thou ! Jim

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Wavatar lonnie6a

Congrats aunt Ida girl you look wonderful. I can see that God has been good to you and i pray that he continues to work in your life as well as your great nephew. Be blessed and may the Lord our God rule you everyday and keep his loving arms around you.

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Wavatar Don Waller

She is beautiful! Good to see you not “hammered” ! (not really, you just got this thing going on with your eyes) Watchin’ som reggae, doc about Bob Marley, Netflix

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Wavatar Tom Porterfield

Claude,
My great aunt turned 100 in 2000 and since has gone to be with the Lord. She had amazing stories to tell as she was a school teacher in a one room school and drove a Model A into the 80’s.
Get a recorder and video your Aunt when she tells you the stories of her growing up. This is the real American history, and you will be glad you did it. Something you can share with your children and grand children.

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Wavatar Tom Porterfield

Claude,
Cherish your Great Aunt. Get a video recorder and record your Aunt’s stories of her growing up. This is the real American History as told by someone that lived it. You will be glad you did and it will be something important to share with your kids and grandkids.. An everlasting tribute to your Aunt.

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Wavatar Emil Jung

She looks fabulous. Happy Birthday best wishes and many more. Emil

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Wavatar Don S.

Hey that is great Claude… sure hope my parents make it that long! Happy BD to your G-Aunt Ida….

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Wavatar Dominic

Gongratulations and happy big 100 Birthday to Aunt Ida.
What a beautiful lady she is.

Dominic
Melbourne Australia

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Wavatar livious

Thank God that you are blessed to have someone who is a centurion.

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Wavatar Hronymus

100 percent awesome, wow, she was alive for most of the marvels of the 20th Century.
Cool Clam truck, I was in Rhoad Island a few years ago, at the best pizza place, but I orefer a meatier Greek style pizza, like Houston pizza, in Regina, Saskatchewan, my high school friend Jim Kolitsas owns it.
Happy birthday Aunt Ida !!!!!!

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Wavatar Baz

Wow! Your great aunt looks amazing!! 100 years young!
Regards
Bazza

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Wavatar Chris Vinson

Nice photo. Is Ida a musician too? The clam on the truck looks like my brother. I’m going to send him that photo and ask if he got royalties. lol

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Wavatar Anita Dalrymple

Thank for your continuing support

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Wavatar Alan Lee Wilson

Your relative looks great for 100 years old we can all only hope to make it to 100 and look that good and still be able to play the guitar keep on Pickin” Claude. Alan lee Wilson

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Wavatar Alan Lee Wilson

Your aunt looks great we can all hope to make it to 100 and look that good and aklso hopefully still be able to plat guitar! Keep on Pickin” Claude!

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Wavatar faith

Haha funny tell your Aunt Ida happy birth day

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Wavatar tim

Think it’s great that someone can live to such an age (twice mine), and still look as though they are happy in this life! Congrats to her! Hope she has many more. Cheers my freind, Tim.

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Wavatar Skipper

A pretty lady. All the best to Aunt Ida, tell her I’m ninety and hot on her trail.

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Wavatar Jill

Yes! aunt Ida!!!! Happy birthday!!!
For my gift to you…sorry don’t know how to send it, but have the joy of knowing I’ll research and play a song from every decade in your honor! Jesus be with you!!! And your family!

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Wavatar Steve D.

Way cool Claude and God bless her!!!

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Wavatar Pete

Congratulations on her !00th! That is Great! I know the excitement, my Uncle just turned 99, down here in Pa.

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Wavatar Garry Hudson

Yep your aunt sure does’nt look 100 over here in Sydney (Australia) there was a 100th about a month ago and he dragged every body to the cafe near my wife Info Centre to watch the planes at the RAAF base.
Garry

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Wavatar Laura E. Estabrooks

One hundred is a very special birthday. Can you imagine all the changes that one has experienced since their birth? They would be like a living encyclopedia. Two very good friends of mine turned 100 years old a couple of weeks ago and a big celebration was held at the nursing home, where they share a room. Another party was held for them at a famous restaurant, here, in town, but unfortnately, my husband and I were travelling and couldn’t attend the festivities.Congratulations to both of you!

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Wavatar reg

congratulation to your aunt ‘ hope she’s had a great party.

regards,reg’

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Wavatar Cody

It is a blessing for you to enjoy her company. She is a treasure of wisdom, intelligence, and of course, history.

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Wavatar JAN BUSSLER

awesome,,,,,happy birthday to your great aunt Ida…… Thanks for posting pics

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Wavatar Mark

Very Beautiful Picture!!! Happy Birthday and many more to come!

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Wavatar greg jaynes

That’s remarkable, hope you can do the same. Send me an email on your 100th,God willing. Stay cool, Greg

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Wavatar jns

Happy birthday Ida

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Wavatar ALyson

Hi Claude,

Your aunt looks great. Glad to hear you had a great time.

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Wavatar Peter O'Neill

Happy birthday to your great aunt, Claude! That is fantastic!!

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Wavatar Marcel Suppers

congratulations with your aunt’s 100th birthday. And i hope still many years to come. I also hope my English is good enough to say what I mean. ‘Cause i’m from the Netherlands.

groetjes (greetings) Marcel Suppers

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Wavatar Marcel Suppers

congratulations with your aunty. You look like her. I mean you’ve got the same nose. Ha haha
I hope she still got a few years to come.

and thank you for all the advise you give me to play some licks on my guitar.

yours truly,

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Wavatar Cynthia Austin

Congratulations on your Great Aunt’s Birthday, Ida.

I have a 1981Yamaha Six Steel String Acoustic Guitar, I bought it brand new and it is still in great condition. I used to play this guitar everyday in 1981. I ended up putting on the acrylic finger nails and could no longer play guitar. I decided to take off the nails and learn to play again. I lost allot of my guitar playing skills. What do you recommend me to do?

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Wavatar John Somebody

Try experimenting with open tunings, just to get the feel of the strings under your fingers again, the feel of the string positions in relation to other strings, and maybe the feel of a pick.. Producing nice sounds without so much effort to hold chords accurately, will make it easier to carry on regaining dexterity. But that’s mainly if you improvise, and not really care to begin with, if you reproduce what someone else has done. The main thing is, to enjoy discovery, and rediscovery.

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Wavatar Taffy

John is absolutely correct. Just play and enjoy yourself. You would probably cover some ‘old ground’, but of course, that’s the joy of it all, isn’t it?

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Wavatar West Winds

The easiest way to get back into playing without having your fingers killing you is to play for five minutes several times throughout the day. The breaks in between will give your fingers a chance to start to rebuild your callouses back up and it will give the muscles in your hands and fingers a chance to regain the strength they need to play again. Just leave your ax out on a guitar stand so you can grab it for five minutes as you go by. You’ll be surprised how fast this works and you ‘ll be able to increase your practice times very soon. Good luck!

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Wavatar travis

happy birthday

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Wavatar Billyclub

Congrats to the Lady!!
Here’s to Red Wine, Pain Meds & Dancing!

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Wavatar Charlene Willey

Hey Claude, your aunt looks great for being 100yrs. old. I congradulate her on taking care of herself, she looks like she is ready to tackle another yr. Its nice to see happiness lik that.

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Wavatar Ray Buarque sr.

Happy Birthday to your great Aunt she is amazing looking.Everytime I see a senior citizen like your aunt I could sit and listen all day to them and their history they have
. They,re fasinating with the amount of knowledge they store up after all those years but today I think the young don,t take the time to listen. Have a safe trip and thanks for sharing.She looks great. RMBsr..

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Wavatar Cindy

Your great aunt Ida looks fantastic! Happy Birthday & many more!!

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Wavatar Michael lee Ashba

Happy birthday

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Wavatar Gaston Collin

Happy birthday to aunt Ida wish you many more she looks great! have a great day! Thanks for everything

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Wavatar billy bober

Man,you just blew my mind….I noticed clamjammers had RI on the truck…so I googled it..Galilee,RI. I grew up in CT, used to spent ALOT of time in Galilee, and Point Judith. The boat to Block Island leaves from Galilee..As a kid in the 60″s, we’d buy a bag of fresh calm cakes and a coke for .50 and go sit on the docks and watch the ferry come in. Great days. I have been playing guitar since 1965, I play more than ever, and always learn from your stuff…thanks…music is it’s own reward…. google billy bober, I have some music posted.

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Wavatar Everr

Hey Claude! It is a privilege to have a relative at that age! Congrats bot of you!

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Wavatar Paul

Happy birthday Ida live that clam jam truck im gonna check that out

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Wavatar Dr. Josephine

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, just for you “Aunt Ida”, Happy Birthday, may all your dreams come true. As you blew out the candles, all did see the glow, its the sunshine of your smile whereever you go. At 87 I applaud your years and your looks. Keep going.

You must have felt the way the author of the below did. You, Aunt Ida are Happy, and so am I.

β€œWhen I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”

― John Lennon

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Wavatar George Meigel

Hey!! Congrats. Aunt Ida… Wish her as many more as she wants.. Hope I can last at least that long.. I’m almost there, (well two thirds + ). Keep up the good work!! Thanks for keeping us in the loop.. Geo.

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Wavatar Wendy Quenneville

Claude,

Are you kidding?! I know people in their 80’s who don’t look as pretty as she is. Congratulations Aunt Ida; you’re looking MARVELOUS!! Many happy returns of the day.

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Wavatar jstin Darosa

Hey Claude, Aunt Ida looks great for her age It’s late but tell
her happy Birthday. Granma Darosa live to be 103 before she pasted I hope I can make It to 80 Take Care Claude.

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Wavatar Kerry Name

Happy Birthday to your Aunt Ida.

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Wavatar Mirza Monu

Happy Birth day…. So smiling our Aunt, Thanx to share.

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Wavatar Kenneth

Your aunt looks great , HAPPy BIRTHDAY

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Wavatar Corry

Happy birthday aunt ida

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Wavatar micky chadd

wow she dont look 100 she look’s well for her age claude

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Wavatar Bruce Soans

Hey Claude, Congrats & Happy Birthday to your Aunt Ida, quite remarkable. Keep up the great work u’r doin’. Lots of great info.
Bruce

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Wavatar sam

Hey congratulations to your aunt ida Happy birth day
And thanks for the update on a regular bases on how to play guiter also kidly share with me the likely note to play in between cord i,ii,iii and way to play

thanks alot

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Wavatar giuliano giuliani

unfortunately I am already married otherwise….
She is really so lovely because she a very god person I think.

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Wavatar ROBERT HILL

Very happy birthday to your aunt she looks great for 100 years .BOB

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Wavatar Doug

” Well Done ” Claude’s Auntie Ida and also to yourself Claude, your pic has warmth @ character, thanks for your info, stories and guitar tips, Auntie! may you continue on your life’s pathway well into the future.. my very best Aussie greetings: Doug.

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Wavatar West Winds

A very Happy Birthday to Great Aunt Ida. What a charming and beautiful lady!

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Wavatar Frank

Congrats to your aunt on her 100th birthday. and many more to come. thank you for the lyrics

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Wavatar Denis Beaulieu

Great lookin lady, Too bad her nefew look soo bad but she has not choosen him and her love is surely inconditional!… Cheers Claude and Happy birthday to Aunty Ida : Congratulation and happy love!

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Wavatar Gordon Green

Congrats aunt Ida… Happy Birthday!!
Gordon

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Wavatar Winston Thomas

That is absolutely fantastic. May she have many more birthday’s.
All the vey best.

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Wavatar Denis Sabourin

happy birthday and many more

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Wavatar david edwards

congratulation to you claude that god blessed you with a angel like your aunt ida so happy 100yrsbirth day an may god bless you many more
thanks for sharing dave

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Wavatar David Guy Cram Sr.

Aunt Ida, you look wonderful. I am 73 and you look younger than i. Bless you and happy birthday

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Wavatar Guitar George

You are a badass guitar player, but what I really like about you is you’re a good human being (I won’t tell any of your badass friends, I promise) and you honor and respect everyone. This is one of the reasons (not the only one) why I’ll continue to purchase products from you. Thanks for always being you.

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Wavatar Fluffy The Pitbull

Best wishes to Aunt Ida. Hope I’m in that good a shape when I’m her age! πŸ™‚

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Wavatar Doug

Happy 100th! Wow!

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Wavatar wendell bain

Congrats to Aunt Ida. Hope she enjoyed the BD bash!

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Wavatar Bob Gosselin

Happy Birthday Aunt Ida. Been Playing the old Kramer Nightswan. Still sounds pretty good. Thank”s for all the Posting…..

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Wavatar tony tewalt aka fallout

thats really cool wishing her a happy birthday still playing my dean love someof their gutairsothers not so much

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Wavatar Bob

Hey Claude
Does Aunt Ida like younger men? I’ll be 65 next month.lol What a lovely lady.Congradulations on your 100th birthday !!!

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Wavatar Gebre Menfes Kidus

In the Orthodox Christian Faith we say “Many Years” on birthdays, weddings, and the birth of babies. Never is this phrase more appropriate! May God continue to bless your dear Aunt with many more years! She doesn’t look a day over 60! Must be an amazing woman.

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Wavatar Danny

damn, Aunt Ida could teach you a thing or two on music history dude. Nice to see she is happy and well at the amazing age of 21 πŸ˜‰ I don’t like my clams playing guitar but hell, each to their own lol. Many happy returns Ida, Claude keep on clauding dude, you rock. PS I don’t play guitar as I can’t afford one but if I could you’d be my teacher!!!!!

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Wavatar Rick Cottrell

WOW 100 that is sooooo COOL Happy birthday. πŸ™‚

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Wavatar Tony Alabastro

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Aunt Ida! Look younger than your age. Ill pray for you

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Wavatar Joanne

Happy Birthday to Aunt Ida!! All the best!

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Wavatar Gerry Mueller

WOW!! CONGRATULATIONS Aunt Ida…what a milestone. You look fabulous, still smilin’ and looks like a very strong spirit. All the very best to you.

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Wavatar Lisa Veneri

Your Aunt Ida is lively and looks so amazing! Happy bday to her and congratulations on join in the 100 club in class! Aloha!

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Wavatar Lisa Veneri

Is lovely I meant but she does look lively too

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Wavatar bruce

sounds like everyone had a great time.

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Wavatar Frederic in Australia..

Congatulations on a wonderful achievement. You look wonderful..

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Wavatar Tor Nerheim

Kind of reminds me of surfing pig pizza SLO CA think I’ll send pics so they can get the pig to ride waves & play surf muzic. What happens when pig runs out of cord? The answer is he died from shock!
anyway she looks like my aunt Idda,happy for ya bro, glad you had good time.

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Wavatar In charge!

Wow that’s a milestone congratulations to her! Great pictures and loving the clam jam truck haha! Your aunt’s lived through all the guitar greats even Blind Lemon! πŸ˜€

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Wavatar Mike.

Very nice picture.

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Wavatar pedro

God bless you aunt. And a very happy birthday.

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Wavatar rtkeeling

She looks wonderful! Please let her know that someone from Louisville is happy for her! I don’t know if I’ve met anyone who’s lived 100 years. Learn all you can from her, but don’t forget, you’ve got a lot of guitar knowledge you can share with her! ;^)

Roy

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Wavatar Peter Sanderson

Hey Claude,
Did you buy your great Aunt a guitar for her birthday? πŸ™‚

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Wavatar Dave Kaisler

What a cool event Claude. Family is so important in this day and age. My mom said your aunt is a vintage beauty. What a neat way of complimenting those ladies who are just a few years older than us.

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Wavatar l.j.

that was a special occasional celebration for a centorty birth day. & i join you because my mother or we just celeberated her 101 & still going strong. happy belated b/day aunty,& enjoy to the fullest

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Wavatar Terry

I am 76 trying to get there god bless you both

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Wavatar V Williams

Congratulations and Happy Birthday to your aunt. πŸ™‚ I wish her all the best. πŸ™‚

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