Birth days, dog days


So this card is how the dear wife honors my 63 years on earth?  And it gets worse…

Like how excited I got because my daughter’s beloved new dog George has eyebrows that look sort of like mine!  Growing old is…what?…an adventure?…at least worth a day off.


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Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

19 Responses

  1. bobc says:

    Happy Birthday Ben,
    Cute dog.
    will i see you at METS next week?

  2. Larry Anderson says:

    Happy Birthday Ben,
    Don’t think for a moment you are an old timer you have lots to contribute. I appreciate your columns and blog, keep up the good work.
    Have a great day!
    Larry Anderson
    (Maretron shirt on the way)

  3. Andy Murray says:

    Happy Birthday Ben!
    I will be attending mets this year, maybe some number exchanges are in order for those members attending?

  4. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Thanks to all, but, sorry, no METS meetings for me; I’m staying over here. Maybe next year.

  5. Sarah says:

    I’ve always admired your wife’s sense of humor…happy birthday, Ben! (PS: Someone has to keep you humble!)

  6. Skipper150 says:

    Happy Birthday, Ben! Keep up the good work. I am learning a lot from your blog! Now, who is who in the picture… ? …

  7. Ed Herlihy says:

    Congratulations on another year!
    Keep up the great reviews, tips, tidbits and occasional pointless barking.
    – Ed

  8. Philipp Schussmann says:

    Happy B-day from me as well. Wish you all the best for the coming year.

  9. Ron Rogers says:

    The resemblance is striking. Perhaps you should grow a mustache?
    Happy Birthday!

  10. Butch Davis says:

    Only 63? Ben, you’re just a puppy. ;=)
    Happy Birthday and many more to come!!!

  11. happy Birthday, Ben!
    I remember 63 — that wasn’t bad — in fact it was kinda fun.

  12. Jeffrey says:

    Happy Birthday Ben growing old is much better than the alternative. Cheers! You do a great job and I for one look forward to reading up your posts!
    We are currently in the middle of a total re-fitting with all new N2k Simrad, NSE and IS20s…AP, AIS, HD radar, Airmar PB200, CS5400 etc…in part due to our reading your reviews and our own in-depth research. Will keep the group posted as this gets installed.
    Jeff in Miami

  13. Richard C says:

    On my last birthday I only got one birthday card since all the people I know either died off or lost most of their memory. Now, just look at all the cards, notes and best wishes you have here. You’re doing great. Happy Birthday! And, yes, the dog looks just like you.

  14. Anonymous says:

    The dog is better looking ……..:)

  15. Ted Arisaka says:

    Happy Birthday Ben.
    Will we soon see a review of Garmin’s Astro GPS enabled dog tracking system?

  16. Happy Birthday Ben!
    Hope it was a good one! Great sense of humor 🙂 Keep up the great reviews.

  17. Dan Corcoran (b393capt) says:

    Happy Birthday. 63? The older you are the more wisdom you have to impart on others, and I sure hope some more rubs off on me.

  18. Sandy Daugherty says:

    63 = 21 for the third time around. Take the fourth lap a little slower, because a fifth is a real possibility, and by then marine electronics may be an implant! “Is your Dentist NMEA certified?”

  19. SanderO says:

    Keep and truckin Ben!
    We’ll be seeing ya on the next spin around to wish you the best at 64.

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