Birthday Thanks!

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As I opened up Google this morning, I was greeted with the above picture.  Oh, I thought, isn’t that cute!  As I hovered my mouse over the picture, the words, “Happy Birthday, Cher” appeared!  How on earth does Google know it is my birthday?

Well my dear readers, yes, today is, in fact, my birthday.

I wanted to write this post today to tell you that the most amazing birthday gift I could possibly ask for is you!

To each and every person who reads The Chicago Files, comments, likes, reblogs, smiles, or perhaps at times shares something they’ve read or seen here:  Thank YOU!  I absolutely love writing; it is truly my passion, and your talents, your interests, and your phenomenal way of contributing thoughtfulness to one another never ceases to amaze me.

This may be my birthday in the literal sense, but I want to say thank you to you; I’m grateful beyond words!

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  110 comments for “Birthday Thanks!

  1. October 28, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Happy Birthday to you, Cher! May your day be filled with all sorts of goodness 🙂

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    • October 28, 2014 at 7:33 am

      Ah, thank you so much!! And thank YOU for being YOU!! Cher xo

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  2. October 28, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Well Happy Birthday to you 🙂

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    • October 28, 2014 at 7:33 am

      Thank you so much, Norm!! Cher xo

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  3. October 28, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Happy, happy, happy birthday!! Isn’t this cool from google? I got a twinkle in my eye when I saw mine!! Have a wonderful day!!!

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    • October 28, 2014 at 7:40 am

      Ah, thank you dear Horty! Yes, I did too! *LOL* I honestly had to do a double-take; what, who’s birthday? Oh, me!! *grin* Thank you!! Cher xo

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      • October 28, 2014 at 7:45 am

        I love the “google doodles”!! I have a folder & have been saving them for a while!! 😎

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      • October 28, 2014 at 7:46 am

        I’m going to start doing that, too!! *LOL* I’m glad you mentioned it!! Thank you, Horty! Cher xo

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  4. October 28, 2014 at 7:45 am

    aaww Happy Birthday! XOXO – Bacon

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  5. October 28, 2014 at 7:46 am

    HAPPY BDAY!! may all the ice creams and cake be mine! 😉

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    • October 28, 2014 at 7:48 am

      K, I was smiling right up until the word, “MINE”! And then I frowned. ;-( *LOL* Thanks, Andy! Cher xo

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      • October 28, 2014 at 7:49 am

        Well you can have a bucket 😉 heh! xo!

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      • October 28, 2014 at 7:51 am

        I knew you’d come through, Andy!! YEAY! Thank you! *but just because it’s my birthday, I know! hehehehe 😉

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      • October 28, 2014 at 7:59 am

        I share on special days HEH!

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      • October 28, 2014 at 8:00 am

        *grin* Yeah, that’s what I was figuring!!!! ;-P

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  6. October 28, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Happy birthday!!!!! 🙂

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    • October 28, 2014 at 7:54 am

      Ah, thank you so much, Victo!!! Cher xo

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  7. October 28, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Happy Birthday!

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  8. October 28, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Birthday Blessings, Cher…

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    • October 28, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      Thank you so much, dear Theresa!! Cher xo

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  9. October 28, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Happy birthday…you always seem to put so much positive energy out to all – now it’s your day to enjoy!!

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    • October 28, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      Awh, thank you so much, Bonnie! You just made my day!! I hope all is well with you!!! 🙂 Cher xo

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  10. October 28, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Happy Birthday Cher!! I hope your day is filled with many wonderful blessings! ♥ xx

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  11. October 28, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Wishing you a Happy Birthday Cher, and many of them. { }

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    • October 28, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Thank you so much, Ronnie!!! Cher xo

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  12. Don
    October 28, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Happy, happy birthday, Cher. May you have a joyful and celebrative day.

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    • October 28, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      Thank you so much, dear Don! Cher xo

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  13. October 28, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Happy birthday beautiful Cher!!! XOXOX HAVE AN AMAZING YEAR! 🙂 🙂 #BigLove

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    • October 28, 2014 at 1:16 pm

      Ah my dear girl! Thank you sooooo much!!! As I always say to you, “right back at you!” Cher xo

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  14. October 28, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Many happy returns of the day, Cher! 🙂 Here’s wishing you all the best in everything and many blessings. Have a great year. 🙂 Love, Iris.

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    • October 28, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      Ah, bless! Thank you so much, dear Iris! Your words always make my day!! Love, Cher xo

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      • October 28, 2014 at 10:16 pm

        🙂 Have a wonderful day, Cher.

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      • October 29, 2014 at 8:33 pm

        Thank you, dear Iris!!! Love, Cher xo

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  15. October 28, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Happy, Happy Birthday, Cher! All the very best… xo

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    • October 28, 2014 at 1:17 pm

      Thank you so much, dear Billy Ray!!! Cher xo

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  16. October 28, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

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    • October 28, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you so much, Caroline! I am having a wonderful day! The sun is shining, and it’s a great day! Cher xo

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  17. October 28, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Have a fabulous day!!

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    • October 28, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you so much, John!! Cher xo

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  18. October 28, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Happy Birthday – Enjoy Your Special Day 🙂

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    • October 28, 2014 at 1:18 pm

      Ah, thank you so much! It started with a great hair cut this morning!!! Cher xo

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    • October 28, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      Thank you so much!! It’s been a great day thus far! Cher xo

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  19. October 28, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Happy Birthday Cher! Have a lovely day! 😀

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    • October 28, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      Ah, thank you so much, Vashti!! Cher xo

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  20. October 28, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Cher – have an absolutely wonderful birthday!!

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    • October 28, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      Awh, thank you so much!!! Cher xo

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  21. October 28, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Happy Birthday, Cher! And thanks for all of the interesting articles. 🙂

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    • October 28, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      Ah, thank YOU, Mike! Thanks for everything you share on your blog, too!!! Cher xo

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  22. October 28, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Happy Birthday! I hope that you have a wonderful one! Thanks for sharing your birthday with us.

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    • October 28, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      Ah, thank YOU so much! I am so filled with gratitude for all the amazing bloggers like you who provide and share your work, thoughts, and talents with us!! Cher xo

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  23. Mjollnir
    October 28, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Hippo Birdie gorgeous Cher 😉 xxxx

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    • October 29, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      Ah, thank you, me Scottish mate! Big hugs and a snog, Cher xo 🙂

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      • Mjollnir
        October 30, 2014 at 5:24 am

        Oh, I like that 😉 xxxx

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      • October 30, 2014 at 8:25 am

        *Biggest grin* Cher xoxo

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  24. October 28, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Happy birthday Cher. Have a super day and the best year ever to come. Wishing you everything you wish yourself. 🙂

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  25. October 28, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Google knows all.
    Wow!!! Happy Birthday Dear Cher, happy birthday to you!!!
    I’m hoping you’re having a birthday as wonderful as you Cher (if that’s even possible)!!!
    Best wishes today and every single day!!! 🙂
    Hugs, Donna xo

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    • October 29, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      You are wonderful, dear Donna! Thank you so much and how grateful am I! Hugs, Cher xo

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  26. October 28, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Happy Birthday!

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    • October 29, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      Thank you, David! Um, donut, please? 😉 Cher xo

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  27. October 28, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    Well, congratulations. Happy birthday!

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    • October 29, 2014 at 8:33 pm

      Thank you, Joseph!!! Cher xo

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  28. October 28, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Happy birthday human! Nip is on the way!🌿🍃🌱

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  29. October 29, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Happy birthday and congrats again on your recent duality… most of all, happy birthday to Canada’s greatest gift to the windy city…

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    • October 29, 2014 at 8:34 pm

      I want to officially tell you that your comments made my birthday!! Thank you so much! *grinning ear to ear* Grateful!! Hugs, Cher xo

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      • October 29, 2014 at 8:49 pm

        Indeed, proof positive that it is never too late to say happy birthday, to embrace and inspire another… Sweet dreams and hugs!

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      • October 29, 2014 at 8:52 pm

        I quite agree! And you, my dear, are an inspiration!! Sweet dreams and hugs right back at you! Cher xo

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  30. October 29, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Better late than never, Cher. All the best wishes. Hope you had a marvelous day!

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    • October 30, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      Thank you so much, dear Carol!!! Cher xo

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  31. October 29, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Happy Birthday Cher and many more to come, Susanne

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    • October 30, 2014 at 8:48 pm

      Thank you so much, dear Susanne! I am so grateful!!! Cher xo

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  32. October 30, 2014 at 2:43 am

    I’m a little behind the fair, but I hope you had a great day.

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    • October 30, 2014 at 8:48 pm

      Thank you, Hilary! Muchly appreciated! I had a great day, indeed (birthday cake always delights)!! Cher xo

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  33. October 30, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Happy Birthday to you, Cher!With love maxima

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  34. October 30, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Happy Blog Birthday, Cher! Fun to share our Chicago adventures with each other 🙂

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    • October 30, 2014 at 8:23 am

      Hi Kavi! Awh, thank you so much! Yes, it most certainly is! I love it!! It always makes me smile to see your photos and read about your adventures!!! Cher xo

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  35. November 2, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Happy Belated BD Cher!!! I wish you a year filled with love, peace, and harmony!!! ❤

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    • November 2, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      Awh, bless you, dear Lorrie! Thank you so much!!! Big hugs, Cher xo

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  36. November 2, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Happy Birthday to you… even though it is late by a day or two 🙂 I do hope that you had an amazing day Beautiful Lady and that you have many, many, more Birthdays! If Google knows I suppose I should ask them to send me a note the day before as a reminder so next year I am not so late… 🙂

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    • November 2, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      Ah, thank you so much, Joe! That is so thoughtful of you to say! Now that would be quite something if Google could let us know of upcoming birthdays! I wouldn’t be surprised, though! Google is outrageously inventive!

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  37. November 4, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Woo-hoo! Where’s my cake? 😀

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    • November 4, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      *LOL* Thank you, Brenda! Well, I can tell you my cake was purple, and it said, “Happy Birthday, Dear Cherbear!!!” *grin* How I wish I could tell you there was some left over!! Cher xo

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      • November 5, 2014 at 10:41 am

        Darn! I missed out on purple cake?! You know how to torture a person! LOL

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      • November 5, 2014 at 2:56 pm

        If I could send you some I sure would!!!! Cher xo

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      • November 5, 2014 at 2:58 pm

        LOL Actually, I already had too many snickers bars for Halloween. But I have to make a purple cake one day.

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      • November 5, 2014 at 3:13 pm

        Oh yes, I hear you! *LOL* Isn’t it just the best color? There was purple icing between the layers as well! 🙂

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      • November 5, 2014 at 4:41 pm

        Oh, how exciting!! I aspire to have such a fancy cake one day. 🙂 Have a great slide toward the weekend. 🙂

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      • November 5, 2014 at 4:44 pm

        Yeay, Brenda! And to you as well, my dear!!! 🙂 Cher xo

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  38. November 5, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Still a good time to wish you a very Happy Birthday (you won’t mind it’s late will you?) enjoy

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    • November 5, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      Awh, bless! Thank you, dear Eddie! I most certainly do not mind! In fact, I think I should find some cake to celebrate again this week! *biggest grin* Cher xo

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  39. November 5, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Happy belated birthday!! Trust you had a blast 🙂

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    • November 5, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      Thank you my dear! Oh yes, I had a great day; cake, a hair cut, and the weather was nice!!! Cher xo

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  40. November 7, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Very late this might be, I wish you a Happy Birthday, and always the best everyday! 🙂

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    • November 7, 2014 at 1:22 pm

      Awh, dear belsror! Thank you so much! Your words are always appreciated!!! Big hugs, Cher xo

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      • November 7, 2014 at 1:27 pm

        You are most welcome! 🙂
        I have been catching up on my reading. 🙂
        Blessings,
        belsbror

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      • November 7, 2014 at 1:35 pm

        Well I am most honored for your birthday wishes, my dear! Blessings to you, Cher xo

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      • November 7, 2014 at 1:38 pm

        You deserve all the blessings. 🙂
        By the way, I have also dual citizenship. I am a Filipino citizen and a Netizen. (laughs)

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      • November 7, 2014 at 1:45 pm

        Right back at you! xoxo

        Hey, that’s very cool indeed! *laughs with you!*

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  41. November 11, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Ah! I’m late to the party!! I hope you had a wonderful day and this year is filled with blessings and happiness.xxx

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    • November 11, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      Never too late for the party, my dear! Thank you so much!!! Cher xo

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