I'm both surprised and a bit touched that so many of you remembered me. You're very kind, and I greatly appreciate your...
...I started to say "sympathy".
I greatly appreciate that you took the time to post birthday wishes.
This is a great community; I haven't found a more enlightened, civil, well-educated and sensible
group of men, anywhere else on the web. I'm honored to number myself among you. Though my work and family may preclude my active participation in the forums these days, y'all should know that my thoughts and best wishes are with you.
PS Havely always says that "warm regards" sounds like something that you spread on toast, and that I should change my closing. What does she know?