Many Happy Returns

A personal note to say thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday this weekend. To my pleasant surprise, my birthday was noted on some chat boards and Comics Reporter.

This is my 1001st posting on Blogger, and I thought I'd share the above drawing, signed "Mike Lynch '76" that was mailed to me by my old friend Phil, some 32 years later.

I first met Phil in 7th grade, back at White Station Junior High in Memphis, TN. He made junior high a lot more tolerable! Thanks, Phil! When I moved away, we stayed in touch during our teenage years. And then, we stopped writing. A couple of decades later, Phil found me via the Web. We've been in touch since then.

The above bit of embarrassing Lynchian juvenilia is from a letter I wrote him when I was 14 years old. All these years later, STAR TREK and drawing are still the two big whoopee cushions in my sofa of life ... along with, of course, Mrs. Lynch, and Roo and Sam and Trout!

And a big thanks to all of you out there. I never knew I had so many nice folks who took time to type a happy birthday sentiment. Gee whiz. Thanks.

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