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Thank you.

Eddie Mair | 10:40 UK time, Thursday, 12 November 2009





I do not deserve you. But thanks to each and every one of you for going to all this trouble. I appreciate it very much. And as I speak I am sipping a quad latte from a well known coffee emporium, thanks to you all.

I am 104, but happy. Thank you.

(And who knew you were all so gorgeous?)

1055 UPDATE: This just in (and thank you for all the emails too...)

The Frog Prince (not a disaster)

Beautiful Radio Presenter with the Silv'ry Voice!
Hooray!! I am very glad to rejoice
That froggers' lives have been made more choice
Because of the twelfth day of November,
Which will be remember'd for as long as we manage to remember.

'Twas about five o'clock at night,
And the spokesman he blew with all his might,
And the scorn came pouring down,
And the minister seem'd to frown,
And the Demons of the air seem'd to say-
"I'll blow up the PM programme today."

When they left work until tomorrow
The listeners' hearts were light and felt no sorrow,
But Lord Mair blew a terrific tale,
Which made their hearts for to quail,
And many of the listeners with fear did say-
"I hope God will send us safe through the PM programme today."

So PM sped on with all its might,
And Bonnie Eddee soon hove in sight,
And the listeners' hearts felt light,
Thinking they would enjoy themselves on his Birth Day,
With their friends at home they lov'd to stay
And wish Lord Mair a happy Birth Day.

It must have been a wonderful sight,
To witness in the dusky moonlight,
While the interviewee did laugh, and angry did bray,
Along with the Radio Presenter with the Silv'ry Voice,
Oh! well-fated Radio Presenter with the Silv'ry Voice,
I must now conclude my opportunity to rejoice
By telling the world fearlessly without the least dismay,
That your central tenets will never give way,
At least many sensible men do say,
For they are supported on each side with producers,
At least many sensible men deduces,
For the stronger you your arguments have shored,
The less chance we have of being bored.

Happy birthday, Eddie, from Frances O

1130 UPDATE:


1455 UPDATE: (below) thanks to Big Sis and Gillian - the second post came up trumps!



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