S: Mark Portman....so far
BC: © 2011 Not Enough Time On Our Hands Productions | On the occasion of your 60th birthday...a memory from your 50th. We love you, Mark!
FC: Happy 60th, Mark!
1: To Mark on his 60th Birthday with appreciation for who you are and all you have given us, and with much love, Jan, Linda & David, Marty & Cathy, Aly & TJ, Sandi & Steve, Linda, Sarah, Chloe, Selina, Jim, Pat, Eric & Sali, Andrea & Lucky, David & Sarah, Rosie & Jo, Rafael, Michael & So Young, Hugo & Ama, Katie, Mel, John, Kate & Terry, Maggie and Tom, Mark & Jeri, Barb & Lou, Greg & Annetta, Adrienne & Jim, Nancy This is the way the book is written....
2: Early driving lesson
3: Pee Wee Herman wannabe | Hangin' with Dad | World's greatest mom!
6: Happy Birthday Baby Brother! Where have all the years gone? I took care of you as a baby and watched you grow up so big and tall. | Here are some pics of us through the years. What wonderful memories we have growing up on Janette.
7: Enjoy your birthday ... | ...and many more Happy & Healthy | Love always, Sandi & Steve
10: Happy 60th birthday!! Mark, Portman, “Chonkers” “The Schlep” to the guys in the band. He glommed on to music/speech/audio/ visual from the 6th grade and was always plugging stuff in and making the music happen - great for us - even if it meant “schlepping” around band equipment for some 14 year old yackos back in the Heights of Cleveland, Ohio. As “The Schlep” he had the skills, the goods and the incredible spirit to make sure the show happened. “The Schlep” could ALWAYS make sure that the show, the gig, the family or the friendship happens! And he still does! He’s still making music while he keeps the 60 somethings recorded and documented – even as we approach geezer-dum. And, those guys in the band? What’s the rest of the story? Did they go on to become legendary rock stars? No! Huh? But we are still living the dream – like you!! You rock, dude, always did, always will. Jim Polster Cleveland, Ohio
12: Mark, ...what can I say? Much of what I could say (if I could remember any of it), would not be fit for publication! But, boy did we have some grand adventures! I took a trip in the way-back machine to retrieve a few pictures to jog your memory banks. But remember, we still have lots of new roads to travel, music to move to and memories to make. Love you, bro! Pat
14: Thanks for always helping me find the direction... | Happy Birthday to the Best Dad in the World! I Love You! -Aly
15: Look out of any window, any morning, any evening, any day Maybe the sun is shining, birds are winging or rain is falling from a heavy sky - What do you want me to do, to do for you to see you through? For this is all a dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago Walk out of any doorway, feel your way, feel your way like the day before Maybe you'll find direction around some corner where it's been waiting to meet you - What do you want me to do, to watch for you while you're sleeping? Well please don't be surprised when you find me dreaming too Look into any eyes you find by you, you can see clear to another day Maybe been seen before through other eyes on other days while going home -- What do you want me to do, to do for you to see you through? It's all a dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago Walk into splintered sunlight, Inch your way through dead dreams to another land Maybe you're tired and broken, Your tongue is twisted with words half spoken and thoughts unclear What do you want me to do to do for you to see you through? A box of rain will ease the pain and love will see you through
16: Hard to believe this was almost 30 years ago! Happy Birthday! -Linda
18: Happy Birthday, Mark! Mysteries, miracles, memories--With lots of love and gratitude and wishes that you enjoy many more xoxo Sarah
20: Happy Birthday Mark! | I love you and wish you many more laughter and hug-filled years! -Chloe | The den on Ostenberg, SJ
21: HAPPY 60th MARK!! | I LOVE YOU- SELINA | From the Greek to Frost to camping at Strawberry Music Festival, I've always had a blast with you!! Thank you for a real good time! | ...AND MANY MORE!
22: Cheers! To 60 years well lived, well laughed, well loved... And to our nearly 19 years together... So glad you chose this place beside me! I love you the most... Jan
24: Gung Hay Fat Choy!
29: Fare thee well, Fare thee well | We love you more Than words can tell
31: Rabbi Portman
32: Golden Road | G | Golden Years
33: 35 YEARS, SO FAR What a Long Strange Trip Bar Exam ‘77 – Partying at the A-Frame -- Winterland w/The Boss (Dumpster-diving in the Dark) -- Sheldon Rd Oakland Aud. w/The Dead – Negril – Mary Jo, Linda – Hedonism --Jah Mon!! – NYE Dead & Gettin’ Wet, in the Hot Tub “Don’t mind me, make believe I’m not even here” – Baby Alison – Wedding bells – Los Gatos Office & Santa Clara livin’ ––Aly’s first concert @ Grass Valley w/The Band, Jerry, Etta & more – Writing CA Dom.Vio.Act SF Civic NYE Dead – MSF v. LJB “Bertha don’t you come ‘round here anymore” --Robt L, Merilee & poor old Al “Hello, Uh huh, Okay, Alright, Goodbye” – motorcyclin' & hot tubbin’– Camping @ Portman's as fire rages on - Ventura Dead – Boreal -- movin’ on to Sarah & The Girlies – Going down the road -- Gung Hay Fat Choy – Mardi Gras & Valentine’s Day Dead– The 2 Rabbi & more +2 band Wild Winter Solstice Wedding by the Bay – Dylan/Dead – Telluride – Mt. Aire [w/Carlos too] – home-hopping [Berkeley>San Jose>The Arlington>Idylwild]– Terence McKenna & Visine Magic --Cal Expos – Laguna Seca – Irvine Meadows – Compton Terrace – Truckin s'more -– Chopper Crash North Bay > Laughter Love & Music in GoldenGatePark – – Bill Clinton at SJSU –- Aly’s turnin’ teen -- "Shakin’ Butt in her face" w/Allman Bros & Little Feat in Reno -– Hooking up Mark & Jan -- First Date December GD –- TheMediator.com – Movin’ on up to Marin – Wedding Bells (Three’s a Charm) –Vegas Eugene Portland Raceway (w/Chuck Berry) – Hamilton Fields – - Fare You Well Jerry – Settling In as AARP comes a knockin'– Aly’s off to Chico>>[blink]>>she's a Grad w/TJ at her side -- Putting on the Talit as Rabbi Portman performing the “impossible” as Wedding Bells chime 4 Cathy & Marty– Turnin’ 55 at Club Luck w/Pot Luck – TooMuchTimeOnOurHandsProductions-- Cruising on up to Coos Bay 4 Aly & TJ – Closing shop & sayonara to the CA State Bar before Blowin’ in the Wind to greener wetter northern pastures -– Wedding Bells by the Bay in Monterey for Aly & TJ – Mr P the driving machine-– Livin’ the Good Life on Revell –-Springfield Creamery Nancy’s Yogurt – Ain’t no “anti-dentite,” now cavorting w/the perfect teeth healthy gum crowd – Sliding into Sixty with hand out rarin’ to take all that Social Security & Medicare & the rest of those damn socialist lefty handouts for those dang freeloadin’ geezers --Back to Negril –- Jah Mon!!! .... and ... The Wheel Keeps Turnin’.... So Blessed, for so long, to have the honour, pleasure & joy of your presence in my life. Mark, you epitomize the true meaning of friendship. Words can barely express my love & gratitude for the years we have shared since our paths first crossed back in those halcyon daze, as we left our “youth” behind (allegedly) and embarked on careers & lives filled with love, laughter & music. Looking forward to sharing many more years traveling together along the Golden Road with Nothing left to do, but smile, smile, smile.... HAPPY 60th my dear brother!!!
35: Mark Our 60th birthday comes and goes, like a wave. But friends are more ever-present, like water. So glad you made it to 6-0. And even happier to have your friendship. Toward the fun! Love, Eric & Sali
36: Never had such a good time | We have shared so many incredible moments. You have always been a dear friend, there for the best of times and the hardest of times. We are very grateful you are in our lives and in our hearts. Linda and David
37: Always there for the right cause | Who could not love the man who thinks to dance with my mother at our wedding ? | and the right party
38: Celebrating half of the creative genius behind the Linda Linda song, a song remarkable both it's capacity to get into ones head and not leave, and the amount of love that went into writing and performing it | The man behind the scenes, documenting our lives with incredible pieces of photographic art that we will cherish always, even in our GD old folks home
39: I live my life in growing orbits, which move out over the things of the world. Perhaps I can never achieve the last, but that will be my attempt. I am circling around God, around the ancient tower, and I have been circling for a thousand years, and I still don't know if I am a falcon, or a storm, or a great song. Rilke So much fun and joy love and wonder spinning on this turning Wheel with you! David and Linda
40: Thinking of Mark: hook, line and sinker! Love, Greg & Annetta
41: When a guy needs a hand, a plan, a wedding band, you Mark Portman, are the MAN !!! Rosie and Jo | 60
42: So Glad You Made It!
44: Mark, may joyful memories make sweet the 60 years you count and light the happy years to come. love - Rafael | Pisces The pair of fish swim among amethyst crystals, among boulders of bloodstone - the light of Jupiter comes to them like reflections on tin; Neptune lazily watches. If you wade in the inconstant water, you will see them at your feet swimming like the images of dreams, peaceful, kind. © Rafael Jesús González 2011
45: Happy 60th Birthday! We love your kind heart, generous spirit and comic genius! Luv, Ama & Hugo
46: Happy Birthday to Pot Luck's rhythm guitarist, singer, roadie, techie, recordist, agent, video artist, archivist, sheet music supplier, logistician, producer, publicist, and the guy who could always fix it in post-production. Thanks for the memories. With love from Tom, Bennett, Bill & Jan
48: A taste of SHASTA the gift that keeps on giving | So many good times, so many good friends
49: Happy 60th Mark !! Thank you for a really good time !!! Love, Andrea + Lucky
50: Mark, Many memories of the Mountain, the meadow, the music, the mediation, the magical moments and much much more. I love you, man Mel
52: Mark... Good times, good times... and may there be many more to follow in good health! Love, David Sarah Sophie & Aliza
54: In the book of love's own dream... Where all the pages are my days....
55: You're the real thing, Mark! The genuine article--no phony baloney pretend! From your heart to the world! | Friends from a galaxy far, far away! | The Music Man | Me ke aloha pumehana, Katie
56: Irie, mon, Mr. Port-mon! Glad your “Jamaica time” was full of chillin and groovin and much fun in the sun! Keep the celebrat-ting goin through the year, mon! HAPPY 6-0, gem-in-law! Many happy and healthy more! Thanks for all the great times we’ve shared! ... AND for the DVDs to remember them! You rock!! | Peace & love to you, mon! ~Kate & Terry~ | Kona, HI 5-10 | DC - 6-09 | DC-6-09 | SF 5-03
57: "SHANGRILA" KONA, HAWAII Celebrating Jan's 6-0! May 2010
58: Mark (We want to add our feelings for you to the historical documents.) Thank you for putting so much care into getting everything exactly perfect (as can be) and documenting every step along the way. You have been such an amazing partner in crime for our precious sister, Jan and brought so much to the world of Gems! Thank you for your support, your solid effort and enthusiasm and your patience. May you continue to be inspired and creative as you continue to inspire those around you. Thanks for the benefit of having too much time on your hands!
59: Happy Birthday 2011 So glad to be taking this long strange trip with you. With lots of love from the Tomatofarm Tom and Maggie
61: FOR THE TIMES For the times we Shared For the times you were There For the times we Laughed For the times we Cried For the times you Rocked and Meant It For the times you Documented For the times you Mediated For the times you Medicated For the times you politically protested at Will For the times you will spend over the Hill For the times we spent in the Park For the times you didn't Bark... (Even though you were kept in the Dark) For the times you spent with your Friends For the times you will have to buy Depends For the (Too-Much) Times you Have on your Hands May they continue for many decades, in many Lands Here's to Times (Past, Present & Future)...HAPPY 60 DOEY LOVE ALWAYS & FOREVER, MARK (&JERI)...JENNA & MARTY
63: Another Reason to Celebrate! Happy Birthday Mark - and thanks for all the good times in the Hamilton Park 'Hood!! xoxo, Adrienne & Jim
64: Happy Birthday to our buddy Mark from Barbara and Lou!
65: Dearest Mark, You stand so tall in everything you do. I admire the way you share your time, knowledge and expertise so generously. | We welcome you as you glide smoothly, with your lifetime dancing partner Jan, onto the dance floor known as ‘The Youth of Old Age’. | May there always be good music and sweet love in your life. | Happy 60th, dear one. Love, Nancy
66: And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make