Friday January 31, 2003
Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my niece Chelsea. If you are a long time Jer Zone reader you might remember her visit six months ago (her half birthday, as she pointed out) with excursions to New York City and The White Mountains. I thought I'd attempt to collect birthday greetings from around the world for her. Presuming that there are people from around the world visiting this weblog. ":^)

Do me a favor, leave a comment with where you live. Thanks!


As of 8am the next day the "card" travelled over 42,000 miles. The first map shows the chain of signature locations here in the USA. A little later in the day Brett checked in from Australia and Glenn from Hong Kong, greatly increasing our world coverage as shown in the bottom map. Thanks to everyone who joined in.

BTW, you can make your own maps like this by coming up with nearby airport codes and plugging them into the Great Circle Mapper (which also takes lat/lon coords).

Jerry • 2003-01-31 08:49am

I'll start this off:

Lebanon, NH, USA
Zeke • 2003-01-31 08:49am

Hey, where'd you go??

Daisy Hill Puppy Farm, NH, USA
Chris • 2003-01-31 10:46am

Happy Birthday Baby! She is a truly a wonderfull child/young lady!
Glenn Henricksen (Aunt Faith's Dad) • 2003-01-31 10:50am

Happy Birthday! I'm only a week older than you (my birthday is 1/24) -- plus a few years. You look just like Aunt Faith when she was her age!

New York
Pedraum • 2003-01-31 12:10pm

Happy've got a cool uncle kiddo.

Pedraum (Jerry's former co-worker at Vicinity)
Palo Alto, California
Skot • 2003-01-31 12:46pm

All of Seattle joins me (read: does not join me) in wishing Chelsea a flannel-filled happy birthday.

(Note: The Surgeon General does not recommend actually filling one's self with flannel.)
Becky • 2003-01-31 01:30pm

Happy birthday Chels- I can't believe you're a teenager now!
your step-mom loves you.
p.s. please don't destroy our house and your gaggle of friends....
Love Bec
Celeste Headlee • 2003-01-31 01:36pm

Happy birthday, Chelsea, from Detroit! This is the Motor City, so here's some good wishes for your first car. :)

Sean • 2003-01-31 02:33pm

Birthday Regards from Washington DC - I'd get Bush to sign this but he's too busy beating his war drum....

Another former VCNT co-worker of much respected uncle.
Jennie (Aunt Faith's Mom) • 2003-01-31 02:37pm

Hi! Happy Bday from NY.amid the dirty piles of snow.
Glenn Henricksen (Aunt Faith's Dad) • 2003-01-31 02:40pm

Let's try this again: "You look just like Aunt Faith when SHE (aunt Faith) was YOUR age." Now, that makes more sense!
Barry (Jerry's current "Mr. Burns"... • 2003-01-31 03:38pm

Hi Chelsea, and Happy Birthday from Vermont, Frostbite Capital of New England 2003!
Jake • 2003-01-31 04:00pm

Happy Birthday Chelsea!

Flagstaff, Arizona
Tim • 2003-01-31 04:07pm

Hello Chelsea!
Happy Birthday from Dover, NH! I'm not from an exotic place but I went to Ireland once.
I just "celebrated" my 49th birthday on the 15th.
I hope you have a wonderful day!!!!!
Cathy • 2003-01-31 04:18pm

Happy Birthday to my baby girl! Never was there a more awesome, compassionate, brilliant, militant, politically aware, easily irritated woman-child. Love Mom
Jake • 2003-01-31 04:19pm

P.S. Yes, you DO have a cool uncle...
Uncle Pat • 2003-01-31 04:39pm

Happy Birthday Chelsea! Love, Uncle Pat, Aunt Chrissy, Nick, Griff and Alfred (the awesome, compassionate, brilliant, militant, politically aware, easily irritated Beagle). HAVE FUN!
Cory • 2003-01-31 05:24pm

Hey cuz whuts up. Happy Birthday!!!
See ya soon (hopfley cant spell today)
Brett • 2003-01-31 06:42pm

Happy birthday from sunny Sydney, Australia. :)
Cousin Tuck • 2003-01-31 07:36pm

Hey cousin chealsea I hope you have an awesome birthday with lots of beer and chicks! I love ya
Cousin Tuck • 2003-01-31 07:37pm

ps: Cory can't spell can he?
Cousin Tuck • 2003-01-31 09:12pm

Happy, Happy Birthday to The Best Niece, Our Favorite Niece, Chelsea!! Wish you here in the Utah Mountains with us! We Love You ":^) Aunt Mel, Uncle Ronnie, Spring, Tomba, Sanbag, and PowPow
Faith • 2003-01-31 09:31pm

And she knows Greek tragedy too!

Happy birthday!

Love Aunt Faith!
Glenn Henricksen Jr. • 2003-02-01 06:45am

I am Aunt Faith's brother. We live in Hong Kong. I just arrived back today from a business trip to Kampala, Uganda in Africa.

Best of luck!!
chelsea halstead • 2003-02-01 02:09pm

thanks to everyone who sent me happy birthday wishes.It made my birthday allthe better.-chelsea AZ
Cousin Tuck • 2003-02-01 08:41pm

Happy Birthday Sweetheart I would have sent this yesterday but your mom neglected to tell me to click on the dog, love you lots,
Grandmotherly Celia and Grandfatherly Stan
Grand PAW Lee • 2003-02-02 10:50am

Happy Birthday Chelsea!

Hope you got to do something special on your special day. Hope see you in person later this year.

LOVE you....Grandpaw
pk • 2003-02-11 03:59pm

Hey! We're late but we're still thinking about you. Uncle Kirk will play the banjo in your honor (like he needs an excuse)