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14 May 2011


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Annie, I wish you the happiest birthday. Indulge yourself, enjoy some good food, good wine and good conversation with friends. Do something fun today!

Have a wonderful day!
Happy Birthday.

Annie, you are an inspiration! We love your stories and your recipes. We hope to have the privilege of reading them on Corey's blog for many more years to come. Have a very happy birthday with your friends, good food and wine. Hope it's a beautiful day with many flowers blooming in the village and the surrounding fields.

Happy Birthday, dear Annie and many, many more! Enjoy you special day!

Joyeux anniversaire Annie. Je vous souhaite une très belle journée. Merci pour tout ce que vous partagez avec nous à travers le blog de Corey. J'aime beaucoup votre façon de voir le monde et j'espère qu'à 92 ans, j'aurai autant de pêche et d'humour que vous. Grosses bises

Annie's first language its Greek, so Hronia Polla Annie from Athens.

Felicitations, Annie! Je vous souhaite le plus grand bonheur.

happy birthday annie, from england. i love your stories and food talk via corey.....have a lovely day

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNIE! I love it when Corey writes about you. What an adventurous life you've led. I tell Corey to write a book about her life-you should do it too! Horonia Polla, Joyeux Anniversaire, Happy Birthday from Massachusetts, USA.

Happy Birthday Annie!

Happy birthday dear Annie! I live in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America and I too love to hear Corey tell stories about you! I have learned a great deal from you. What a beautiful lady you are! Everyone should be so lucky to have a friend like you! I know Corey loves you very much! I especially enjoy the stories when you talk about your life. Joy to you on your special
day and Best Wishes!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dear Annie. Many happy returns of the day from Boston. I love it when Cory shares your stories and recipes. What a lovely friendship you have.

Happy Birthday Annie!
I am sending you warm birthday greetings from just outside New York City! May you have a wonderful day and I hope the year ahead brings much joy and peace to you. I love reading Corey's tales of your conversations and cooking experiences together. She is lucky to have you in her life! Take care, Laura

Bon anniversaire, chere Annie. Que le soleil brille aujourd'hui et que vous passiez votre journee dans un bonheur absolu. Barbara Kelley

Annie, I wish you a joyful birthday.

When it is someone's birthday here in Estonia, people say "Palju õnne!" which translates to "much happiness".
A big hug is sent to you both from Tartu, Estonia.

Annie,a big Happy Birthday from Ireland! Have a wonderful day celebrating with friends and family,long life and happiness to you!

Annie, I have so enjoyed getting to know you through Corey's writings. Bon anniversaire! It must be the food, the wine and the beauty of France that keeps you going each day. Enjoy your day. I love your country and my husband and I will be in Provence in 2 weeks. So looking forward to your beautiful part of the world.!!

Happy Birthday to you!Corey is gracious enough to share her friendship with you with us, so I feel sometimes I am there with you when you are making a salad or jam. Enjoy your day, may you have many many more. Love, Sarah

Happy Birthday Annie! I have enjoyed getting to know you through the blog, hearing your stories and drooling over your recipes. I hope today is filled with loved ones and laughter, and there are many more birthdays to delight your family and friends.

All the best to your birthday, Annie.

100 years more for you!!!

Greetings from Germany


Ah, Annie, Happy, Happy Birthday. I would love to meet you someday to hear of your growing up in France and how life has changed. Blow out every candle and enjoy a big piece of birthday cake.

Happy Birthday Annie, and 100 more! With best wishes from New York City.

Happy Birthday Annie, I met you in December with Corey and I immediately noticed your beautiful eyes.
I wish you to keep your youthful spark that delights all of us who read Corey's blog. We all think you are just down the road from us.

Dear Annie, Happy Birthday from across the pond, a very small artist community in Central Utah, USA. Thanks for sharing your wonderful stories and also sharing your wonderful insights into life and life experiences.

Happy Birthday Annie! Wishing you a year full of much happiness and joy! It has been my pleasure 'meeting' you thru Corey's blog. I love all your cooking adventures and wonderful advice. Thinking of you today and sending special birthday greetings from southcentral Pennsylvania.

Dear Annie
Best wishes to you on this special day. Continue to radiate your spirit to those around you as it then ripples out to the rest of us far and wide. These wishes are our returning those same ripples...the Universe says you get what you put out. Thank You for your gift of blooming where you are planted!

Happy Birthday Annie from Ellen who lives on the prairie in Indiana in the United States. I hope you have a wonderful day and get to spend time with your friend Corey since it sounds like you two have such fun together. All the best!

Happy Birthday, Annie. Thank you for sharing your life with us through Corey's blog. Have a wonderful day.

Dear Annie,

I hope your special day is full of joy and blessings! And...lots of cake!!! elle

Happy Birthday, Annie!! Greetings being sent to you all the way from Texas. May your Birthday find you with a Dance In Your Step and A Song In Your Heart. I visited Provence in 2005...if I had known about you then, would certainly invited you and Corey out to dinner...maybe next trip.

What's it like to be admired by so many people...that you haven't met personally?? You are Special.....

Happy Birthday Annie.

The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you and give you peace (and joy and love for another year of life).

Chère Annie, que le voeu que vous ferez en soufflant les bougies de votre gâteau se réalise aussitôt!

Happy, happy Birthday, Annie! May your day bring you laughter & love!

Dear Annie,Have a marvelous Birthday! We are so lucky to have gotten to know you through Corey. You are indeed a woman of fine character!

Happy Birthday Annie from Australia...

It is wonderful to have met you through Corey's blog.

Happy Birthday from Mary Lou near the Gulf Coast of Texas. You are an amazing woman. I join others who wish you would write a book about your life...and maybe share some of those wonderful recipes? May you have many more years of joy and good health...Cory needs all the help she can get. ;)

Happy Birthday, Annie from Connecticut, USA! I love to read about all of the wonderful creations you make in the kitchen. I hope you have a blessed and joyous 92nd year!

Wishing you a wonderful 92nd birthday Annie!!!! It has been such a joy to meet you through Coreys blog. May there be many happy days ahead.

Dear Annie, Did you ever imagine that you would have birthday wishes from around the world for your 92nd birthday? I love it when Corey shares your wisdom with us. I feel like I gain a solidness, a sense of what is important in life whenever Corey writes about you. Merci.

Happy Birthday, Annie. You're my heroine, a role model for how I want to live my life as I move from my current 61 years into my 70's, 80's, and 90's, too!

From the Chicago, Illinois vicinity, a very happy birthday, Annie. I simply love hearing about you, your wisdom and wit, your cooking, all of which remind me of my paternal Greek grandmother, my Yia Yia. May you have a wonderful day and a wonderful 92nd year!

From Northwest Indiana - have a wonderful day Annie!

Mme Annie -- Joyeux Anniversaire de Chicago! Je vous souhaite une journée remplie de joie et beaucoup de bonheur.

Chère Annie, Joyeux Anniversaire! I am so pleased that you are being properly celebrated! May you live to be 100—and another year to repent!

For the knowledge and wisdom we continue to gain from your work and for the encouragement you have generously offered us over the years in ours, we shall always be grateful—in particular, for the fact that, soon after completing From Dawn to Decadence, you found time to read through, and comment on, our own lengthy book, on the philosophy of art.

I am delighted to join other friends and admirers in this online tribute to you on the occasion of your 92th birthday, and send all my very best wishes for good health and for continued pleasures of the mind (and spirit, and, ahem, body).

Bisous, Amylia Grace

Dear Annie,
I love the ease you have for the life, the wisdom you share with us.
May you have a lovely birthday and every day to come.

I hope you have a very Happy Birthday, Annie. I so enjoy reading Corey's blogs especially when she writes about you. You are an inspiration to me. You have such a joie de vivre. I wish you health and happiness in the year to come. From Judy in the State of New Hampshire, USA.

Hello Annie!
Today is my birthday too~~I believe that May is a beautiful month for a birthday!
Thank you for your sense of fun and mischief. You encourage me to never stop playing. And I love your cuisine tips!

Chère Annie, How funny! I asked my friend to google how to say "Happy Birthday" in French and Greek, and he accidentally ended up cutting and pasting the second paragraph above from a tribute to a professor at Duke University! Please ignore the above sentiment--about to turn 34 next week, I am not senile yet! Here is my tribute to you:

Joyeux Anniversaire! How fabulous your life is being properly celebrated--it seems most days life is a celebration for you, and I can only hope that I squeeze as much love and joy and stuffed grape leaves out of my own precious life as you have! If I had a daughter, I would name her Annine, in your honor. This is the truth. That day may come yet--you wait. See? You can't go anywhere yet, you must meet your namesake! Though you should tell me if Annie is not your real name as I'd like to name her after you, Corey's beautiful friend! I hope that day comes!

As mentioned above, may you live to be at least 100, with another year to repent! :) Just kidding, though I do hope we have you with us for as long as life and love and goodness still pulses through your veins.

I would love the chance to meet you in person and do hope that you are happy and healthy and never lonely or without the knowledge that you are long admired and well loved!

Yes, I am delighted to join other friends and admirers from around the world, thanks to Corey, in her online tribute to you on the occasion of your 92th birthday. From Madison Wisconsin I send all my very best wishes for good health and for continued pleasures of the mind (and spirit, and, ahem, body). It's never to late!

Bisous, Amylia Grace

P.S. You seemed to have retrained a child-like wonder about life---which makes me think of a line from one of my favorite poets, Louise Gluck, "We look at the world once, in childhood. The rest is memory."

And a poem by Jane Hirschfield that is circling my mind--perhaps Corey can translate it for you. Perhaps it will resonate:

"For What Binds Us"

There are names for what binds us:
strong forces, weak forces.
Look around, you can see them:
the skin that forms in a half-empty cup,
nails rusting into the places they join,
joints dovetailed on their own weight.
The way things stay so solidly
wherever they've been set down—
and gravity, scientists say, is weak.

And see how the flesh grows back
across a wound, with a great vehemence,
more strong
than the simple, untested surface before.
There's a name for it on horses,
when it comes back darker and raised: proud flesh,

as all flesh,
is proud of its wounds, wears them
as honors given out after battle,
small triumphs pinned to the chest—

And when two people have loved each other
see how it is like a
scar between their bodies,
stronger, darker, and proud;
how the black cord makes of them a single fabric
that nothing can tear or mend.

Happy Birthday Annie!
We should all be so blessed to have such a great friend and neighbor. One who tells it like it is, one who teaches us, one who broadens our knowledge of food and wonder, one who is rooted deep in the heart. I hope your day is wonderful.

92 with a smile! Something to aspire to.
Your wisdom and love of life reaches across the pond and picks up the days of many. Joyeux Anniversaire, Annie! Shelley from Frankford (near Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

A HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY from Houston Texas...Annie you emulate class, style...Life...thank you for being the love that you are to Cory...Some of my favorite postings are when you are in them...
Sending many blessing and prayers to you, for many more years to come...

Dear Annie: May Heaven smile and hear your every wish. God bless you real good.
Love and hugs and smiles from across the miles.

Love Jeanne
Ontario Canada♥

Bonjour Annie!
Happy Birthday from Santa Barbara California.
Thank you for sharing all your delicious recettes. They are wonderful.
I hope your birthday is a splendid one. I love to read the stories Corey writes about your adventures together what ever they may be :-)
I wish you lots of happiness, good health, joy, laughter and love to fill the year(s) ahead.

Happy Birthday Annie! May God bless you with abundant graces and fill you with Joy!From Sonoma County California. Celeste

i wish you the happiest of birthdays annie, from st. johns, michigan. enjoy your day, reflect on your wonderful life and have a delightful time with your friend corey! i will have a glass of wine this evening in your honor. xoxo

Birthday blessings from Buffalo, New York to you Annie and thank you for your many years of friendship to Corey!
Gretchen Seibert

Happy Birthday Annie from Boston, Ma,
I love it when Corey has a blog post about you and the wonderful friendship you both share. I envy the fact that Corey is so lucky to be able to ask you anything and you always seem to have the right answer. I admire your wisdom, honesty and kindness towards others.
Have a wonderful Birthday.

Happy Birthday Annie...

And what an adventure you've had. My mom is 92 also and shares the lust and joy for life that you do - I know that is what keeps her going - that and love.

Have the happiest of days.

Ruth (from Wisconsin, USA)

Bonne Fete Annie from New Brunswick, Canada!!!!

Happy 92nd Birthday dear Annie! I have enjoyed every story of you on Corey's blog. You have brought such love and insight to me and I am very envious of Corey that she has accsess to you! With much love from Willows, California...Toni

Happy Birthday Annie, from California. I've so enjoyed reading about the delicious recipes you share with Corey, and the bits and pieces from your life. My grandmother lived to 99 years - I wish you many more lovely days filled with life's simple pleasures. ::Jill

Dear Annie, Happy Birthday from Oregon, USA. Your positive attitude and luscious recipes are an inspiration. Enjoy your special day. Ardis


Bon Anniversaire, 92 ans,toutes sortes d'experiences dont une qui doit beaucoup vous toucher, la rencontre de Corey qui est si attachante. je vous souhaite encore beaucoup d'heures joyeuses avec elle. Vous et moi avons le meme prenom et a chaque fois que Corey dit le votre je dresse l'oreille!!!

Annie vanderven

Happy Birthday Annie! It has been wonderful getting to know your through Corey's blog.

{Minnesota, USA}

Annie, you are such an inspiration! Some of my favorite posts are the ones that Corey writes about her special friendship with you. May your birthday be full of joy, fun, good friends, good food, and good wine! Sending many blessings from California~

Dear Annie-
With all my heart-i am sending you wishes for the best birthday EVER!! May love and joy surround you this day and ALWAYS!!and may allyour wishes held deep in your hear-- be granted and may good health be yours always!!-with warmest thoughts -georgeanne


Vous me rappelez ma mère, une femme extraordinaire, généreuse, intelligente, forte et surtout, capable d'inspirer l'affection chez ceux qui l'entourent. C'est ce que je constate en lisant le blogue de Corey. Elle a la chance de vous compter parmi ses amies.

Joyeux anniversaire, peut-être un jour, j'aurai le plaisir de vous rencontrer.




Bonjour Annie. Hope your day is as special as you are. Happy Birthday wishes from Texas!!

happy happy birthday annie! i love reading annie stories...you seem to enjoy life to the fullest!!!!!
many blessings!

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAREST SWEET ANNIE!!! And may you have many, many more...

I have so enjoyed Corey's sharing you with us on her blog...enjoyed your receipes and watching you prepare your wonderful dishes...

I wish you MUCH joy on your 92nd Birthday!

happy happy birthday annie! love reading annie stories! you seem to enjoy life to its fullest! many blessings!

Bon Anniversaire, Annie, from Missouri in the Midwest USA!! You are such a beautiful lady, and I always look forward to Corey's posts about and from you! May you have a beautiful day celebrating with those you love and countless blessings in the days and years ahead!

Happy birthday Anne from Bullard, TX
...and many, many, more!

Dear Annie,
When Corey shares stories about you I am so happy. I love your wisdom and outlook on life. I know you will
celebrate because you embrace all of life-good and not so good. Eat alot of cake and drink extra champagne!!
How amazing to have a birthday party thru the internet!!
missy from the bayou

Happy Birthday to beautiful Annie from Canada!
So wonderful to hear your stories, so lovely to meet you!!!!!

Annier, I wish I spoke French, however, English will have to do. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! May the upcoming year bring you nothing but health and happiness. Happy Birthday!


You are an inspiration. Have a lovely day and a lovely life.


Bon anniversaire, chere Annie.Thank you for sharing your wisdom with the world of the blog, and for the friendship you have with Corey. This comes from Minnesota, tres loin.

God Bless you sweet Annie on your Birthday and every day. We wish you a very Happy Birthday and thank you for letting Corey share your stories with us all.

Sending you hugs from Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Happy Birthday Annie. May you be blessed with many more birthdays. I love reading Corey's stories about you.

Annie, I too want to live past ninety-two. May every moment of everyday to come bring you joy Happy Birthday.


Annie, Happy Birthday! Though I have not met you, I know that you are a delightful person, because you are Corey's friend. Enjoy your day!

Happy Birthday, Annie! It has been fun getting to know a little about you through Corey's blog. Manny Happy Returns of the Day!

Gilroy, Ca sends you infinite birthday wishes! Happy Birthday, Annie!

Dearest Annie,

Bon anniversaire!

Today is a day to kick up your heels in celebration of the life you made for yourself.

Always enjoyed are the stories shared about you by Corey: you are a marvelous mentor and friend which makes the two of you so good together. It also allows me an opportunity to share in your special relationship and that I love.

On this, your birthday, I send a big hug and wishes for a great day.

Warm regards,

Jill (West Vancouver, Canada)

Happy Birthday
to a wonderful lady.
Have a beautiful
Love from California
Tricia Cooper~

Happy Birthday to a fellow Taurus from San Francisco, California.

Happy Birthday, Annie! It is a pleasure knowing you, and learning life's lessons from you, through Corey. May you continue to have happiness, love, and health. You are an inspiration and blessing. A big hug to you today, from Texas.

Happy Birthday dear Annie!

Annie, I hope you have a most wonderful birthday. You are an inspiration to me. I so wish you were my neighbor. Corey is so blessed to have you in her life. As are we for Corey sharing you with all of us. Bon Anniversarie dear Annie. Happy, Happy, from Yuba City, California, USA.

Happy Birthday, Annie! I hope you have a beautiful day and that you get to spend wonderful time with your dear friend Corey! What a blessing you both are (and I've never even met either of you but would so love to)!


Happy Birthday Dear Annie!!! I so wish I could be there to celebrate your day. Thank you so much for being such a wise woman and offering sound advice to those of us reading Corey's words. Wishing you a beautiful day of celebration, full of fun, laughter, and wonderful food. Hugs to you.

Many happy returns of the day, Annie.

Thank you for being you.

Happy birthday, dear Annie. You are a treasure to Corey and we are so grateful that she shares your friendship with us. You remind me of a beloved Aunt, dispersing wisdom, opinions and love, along with a great sense of humor.

Happy Birthday Annie!

I hope your day is filled with lots of love & laughter!

Kind regards,

Northern CA

Happy birthday Annie!!!!! Hope this year is even better than the last!!!!

From South Africa:
ஜ۩۞۩ஜ ANNIE!! ஜ۩۞۩ஜ
Thanks for sharing your life and wisdom through Corey. May you be blessed with health, joy and many happy times throughout your 92's.

"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." ~Mark Twain

Happiest of birthdays to you Annie, all the way from Chico, California. I have enjoyed reading about you in Cory's blog. How small the world is becoming. Again Happy birthday !

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