30 Jun
  • By Jim Shore
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My Special Day…

I guess it shouldn’t surprise anyone that a man with a wife and five daughters doesn’t have any secrets. I’m not complaining, God knows I wouldn’t trade with anyone. But it’s hard to be mysterious or take on airs with so many eyes on you and so many cell phones in the world. Even my moods are advertised for everyone to see. My daughter Robin sets out a figurine everyday at the studio to let everyone know my temper. I guess that’s okay… folks should be warned! But what bothers me is that with all the hundreds of examples of my work she has to choose from, the only two she ever uses are “Grumpy” and “Dopey”.

So it’s not surprising that I can’t keep a low profile on a birthday! What started out as a simple celebration is turning into a fantastic time I’ll never forget, with well wishes and visitors from all over the world. I am truly humbled and felt very blessed. And I’m grateful for all the friendship and support I’ve received throughout what’s turning into a long life. Who knew?! I just want to say thank you to everyone! It’s not so bad growing older with the people you love! Now back to work, this is what I’m playing with today. It’s my birthday present to me!

God bless,


Sharlene Piscitelli
June 30, 2017 1:44 pm Reply

Wishing you much happiness –Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday Mr. Shore! May God bless you with many more.

Happy birthday to one of the NICEST people I know!! From your favorite fans here in the Rose city, West coast – rose lovers!! Cindy, Lois and Caren, Portland, Oregon

Happy Birthday Mr Shore
Hope you have an awesome day & many more wonderful years ahead.

Happy Birthday Jim, hope you have a blessed day!

Happy Happy Birthday Mr. Shore. May the Lord continue to bless you with many more. Have a fun day!!!!

Happy Birthday, Mr. Shore! Wishing you a magical day and many more to come!!

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM!!!!!!!Many more to you, and I hope this new year will bring you even more heart felt surprises.. Save some frosting for me, please : )

I think this is my favorite Grinch scene!!! I truly enjoy your work!Happiest of birthday wishes to you!

Happy birthday, Mr Shore. I can hardly wait to see your next piece of inspiration. Each triggers a memory and a [email protected]

Mr. Shore
Birthday Blessings….
Instead of counting candles,
Or tallying the years,
Contemplate your blessings now,
As your birthday nears.

Consider special people
Who love you, and who care,
And others who’ve enriched your life
Just by being there.

Think about the memories
Passing years can never mar,
Experiences great and small
That have made you who you are.

Another year is a happy gift,
So cut your cake, and say,
“Instead of counting birthdays,
I count blessings every day!”
…a poem by J. Fuchs on your special day wishing you many many blessings!

Happy Birthday Mr. Shore—and many, many healthy, happy, and prosperous more!!!

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