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  • theisleofapples'My dear Bagginses and Boffins, and my dear Tooks and Brandybucks, and Grubbs, and Chubbs, and Burrowses, and Hornblowers, and Bolgers, Bracegirdles, Goodbodies, Brockhouses and Proudfoots. [...] Also my good Sackville-Bagginses that I welcome back at last to Bag End. Today is my one hundred and eleventh birthday: I am eleventy-one today! I hope you are all enjoying yourselves as much as I am. I shall not keep you long. I have called you all together for a Purpose. Indeed, for Three Purposes! First of all, to tell you that I am immensely fond of you all, and that eleventy-one years is too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable hobbits. I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. Secondly, to celebrate my birthday. I should say: OUR birthday. For it is, of course, also the birthday of my heir and nephew, Frodo. He comes of age and into his inheritance today. Together we score one hundred and forty-four. Your numbers were chosen to fit this remarkable total: One Gross, if I may use the expression. It is also, if I may be allowed to refer to ancient history, the anniversary of my arrival by barrel at Esgaroth on the Long Lake; though the fact that it was my birthday slipped my memory on that occasion. I was only fifty-one then, and birthdays did not seem so important. The banquet was very splendid, however, though I had a bad cold at the time, I remember, and could only say 'thag you very buch'. I now repeat it more correctly: Thank you very much for coming to my little party. Thirdly, and finally, I wish to make an ANNOUNCEMENT. I regret to announce that -- though, as I said, eleventy-one years is far too short a time to spend among you -- this is the END. I am going. I am leaving NOW. GOODBYE!' / 🎂🎊
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  • lauren.s.readsOh my gosh I NEED that portrait of Bilbo!! You killed it today with all of your posts! So glad I have such amazing hobbits to celebrate an amazing day with ☺️☺️☺️
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  • theisleofapples@lauren.s.reads You can find it in the shop section of Weta's website! (I think...? I don't quite remember now, but I'm almost sure 😂) I'm the one who's glad to be a part of such a wonderful community and be able to share so much epicness and love with one another! So I have to thank all of YOU! 😙💕
  • theisleofapples@pagesandcup 🙅🙆🙇
  • lauren.s.reads@theisleofapples Tolkien nerds are he absolute best 💛😊 we'll have to talk soon about the card exchange!!
  • theisleofapples@lauren.s.reads We all have that hobbit-y laziness that makes it impossible to argue with each other or start flame wars 😂 Sure! I'm really looking forward to it! 😍
  • sarahlostbutfoundThis is perfect 🙌🙌🙌!
  • mechkivskiyHappy Hobbit day! (:
  • theisleofapples@sarahlostbutfound Thank you so much! 😄🙅🙆🙇
  • theisleofapples@mechkivskiy And to you! 😊
  • biblio_kittenYour feed makes me so happy. Oh my god. 😻❤️
  • theisleofapples@biblio_kitten Aw, thank you so much! Glad to hear that 😘
  • badass.wanderer😍😍
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