125 thoughts on “Happy 85th Forrest….

    • Happy birthday Forrest. You are a very generous and magnanimous man to leave such an indulgent treasure chest for all to try and find. This has never been done before in America to the best of my knowledge. I would also like to salute you for your 20 years of military service for your country

  1. Happy Birthday Forrest!!! Maybe someone will send you that turquoise bracelet for your birthday. Have a wonderful day!

    Great video, Cynthia!

  2. To: f fenn

    “Infant Joy”

    by WILLIAM BLAKE:

    I have no name
    I am but two days old.—
    What shall I call thee?
    I happy am
    Joy is my name,—
    Sweet joy befall thee!

    Pretty joy!
    Sweet joy but two days old,
    Sweet joy I call thee;
    Thou dost smile.
    I sing the while
    Sweet joy befall thee.

    We are always just born,
    Halogetter

  3. Happy Birthday one day early,
    Your hair is white and your eyebrows curly.
    Your body may be feeling weaker,
    But your mind makes you a tongue in cheeker.
    You have fans both far and wide,
    The Chase earns you a sense of pride.
    And although the flesh may be getting old,
    Your heart is made of ageless gold.

    Happy Birthday Forrest Fenn,

    Sincerely,
    Michael D

  4. Forrest, Now that you have The Bullet II… You don’t have to be 85.
    You can be 16 with 69 years of experience… 🙂
    Happy Birthday, And Many Happy Returns!

  5. LOOKING THROUGH THE FORREST, FENN! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, AND WE THANK YOU. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR FORREST HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. HAVE A GREAT DAY FENN.

  6. Forrest,
    If I live to be 85 and experience half the life that you have, then my time alive would not have been wasted. If you’re a pilot and know how to google latin meanings, then I shall leave you with one word from the “funny books” man himself, Stan Lee….. Excelsior Forrest!

  7. Hi Forrest,

    A few “85”‘s

    85 = LXXXV Roman
    “The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie” ( a dusty book)
    85 is the atomic number of As tatine

    Wishing you and your family a great day.

    astree

  8. Happy Birthday Forrest from all the Fennatics everywhere!

    What a beautiful day you are sharing with us. 🙂

    Cynthia, what a beautiful video!

  9. Happy Birthday Young Man!!!

    May you and your family be blessed greatly on this special day!!!

    My very best to you,

    Your Friend,

    The Lone Aspen

  10. Forrest Fenn, eighty five,
    in twilight, sits by blazing wick,
    secreting where old treasure lies.

    Come dawn, new youth is in the rise,
    his words remain nimble and quick,
    hinting where it was eighty-sixed.

  11. May your birthday be as bright as the blaze from all of those candles young man. Many more for you Forrest Fenn, many more. With affection, Raven.

  12. Don’t worry about the past, you can’t change it, don’t worry about the future, you can’t predict it, and don’t worry about the present, because I didn’t get you one 😀 Happy Birthday!

  13. Happy, happy birthday, Mr. Fenn! Thank you for all you’ve done and continue to do. Now how about that party at your place? I’ll bring the piñata.

  14. I’ll run my hand gently over the wing of an airplane and say: “This plane can teach you more things and can give you more gifts than I ever could. It won’t get you a better job, a better house, a faster car – But if you treat it with respect and keep your eyes open, it may remind you of some things you used to know — that life is in the moment, joy matters more than money, the world is a beautiful place. and that dreams are truly possible. And then…because airplanes speak a language beyond words; I’ll take you up in the summer sky and let the airplane show you what I mean.”

    Lane Wallace ~ ‘Eyes of A Child’

    A Querencia for you, Forrest Fenn ~

    SLF

  15. Cynthia, Absolutely Beautiful. 🙂

    Rise and Shine Forrest it’s your Birthday 🙂
    May your day be filled with blessings. 🙂 🙂

  16. What a gift when we have the present!
    Your rainbow spans to many places,
    where it begins and ends in a heart.
    Happy 8t5th Mr. Forrest Fenn

  17. Thank-you Cynthia, I was touched by your video. Forrest. I hope your 86th year is starting out with a big bang 🙂 you are one amazing man.

  18. May your feet that are heavy have a lighter step today
    And your mind that is sharp stay focused on the way
    May your shoulders that are strong not mind so much the load
    And your eyes that are open stay looking down your road
    May the outlook that you seek be everything you dreamed
    And your heart that is divine continue being streamed
    Happy Birthday Forrest
    Treader

  19. Happy Birthday Mr. Fenn. If you you keep walking and hiding treasures, I’m sure you’ll reach 110 years old. Hope you have an outstanding day sir!!!

  20. Happy Birthday Forrest!

    The most valuable treasure you’ve encouraged searchers to find is contentment…

    If peace be in the heart,
    The wildest winter storm is full of solemn beauty,
    Each living creature tells some new and joyous story,
    The very trees and stones all catch a ray of glory,
    If peace be in the heart. – Charles F. Richardson

  21. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FORREST!!
    I JUST HAD MY 80TH. ON THE 18TH,. HOPE I MAKE IT TO 85 TOO, I AM STILL WAITING FOR ONE OF MY KIDS TO TAKE ME UP THERE AND LOOK FOR THE TREASURE. I THINK I KNOW WHERE IT IS. I WANT TO COME UP THERE AND FIND IT. I GAVE THE FLY FISHING BOOK TO MY SON HOPING IT WOULD ENCOURAGE HIM TO COME OUT JUST TO FLY FISH AND LET ME LOOK FOR THE TREASURE. THEN THAT WOULD MAKE US BOTH HAPPY.
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE IDEA OF THE TREASURE HUNT, THE BOOKS, THE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT CONTEST AND ALL YOU HAVE DONE TO ENCOURAGE AND INSPIRE US.
    YOU HAVE BEEN A BLESSING.
    TONI M.

  22. F ~ I hope that this birthday is exactly as you wish it to be! I imagine you surrounded by those you love, having some lovely New Mexican wine and a nice trout dinner. (Or, perhaps this year a nap with your dog:). You have enabled so many people pleasure through your treasure hunt, writing, art preservation, exploration of the pueblo and, in the process, learning about oneself. Thank you for your service to our fine country in your many varied ways:)! You are special. Hugs, Deborah (from Arkansas)

  23. Happy birthday Forrest Fenn!
    That little poem of yours is quite a gem.
    I’ve spent years searching for the nine clues,
    Now I just need to find the end.

  24. A Spirit walked through the doors of life, some 85 years ago today…. That spirit that was a boy to become a man. Along his way he somehow found meaning to share with this world.

    From his very first view of life and on to his fist step, he was pleading for adventure. Although this man was born with what he would call plenty.

    His imagination soared on the wings of this world, to allow his creative soul to take others along on his journey with him.

    His path at time’s would run deep, yet his wings did not fail to carry him through.

    He has become, as the old Indian chief which earned the right to become teacher of his tribe. He sits around the world and tells his stories as all gather around and wish they could share time with him and maybe even a smoke off his peace pipe.

    The young braves and members of his tribe… listen, with ears open, hoping to catch the wisdom he shares with his people. Observation

    Little do they know that what he is saying is how to live, laugh and enjoy what this earth has to offer with all of its beauty where one can find peace.

    Now today, to just say happy birthday may awaken some creative thought to share with a person that is in the minds of so many. Born is a way to create a gratefulness of all we have learned on our journey’s listing to him.

    If you should ever Pack your final suitcase full of treasures to take on a journey to the beyond,We might ask that you remember us with a terry scant flavor. And forgive our craziness at times.

    Know that each and every one of us, care about you as a person and thank you for sharing your life and opportunity with us. You will never be just a asterisk in our lives, or in future generations of this world. It will be your books they share in colleges some day.

    You are a rock, on which the souls of time will look up to forever. May your day be blessed and may you share many more such days to come in this wonderful world of ours.

    We know it needs healing but learning to share with each other is one big step in the process. This is what you have taught us with your master piece of time. Also taught was to think think think. May you and your’s be blessed always. Happy Birthday Sir Mr Forrest Fenn. J B

  25. Cynthia – beautiful tribute to Forrest!

    Forrest,

    Happy Birthday! May all of your days be filled with love, joy, and happiness.

    MoonShadow (Elizabeth)

  26. Happy Birthday Forrest. 85 years is quite an accomplishment. To enliven so many others with the thrill of the chase is also a great accomplishment. Thank you. Praying for your health and happiness for years to come. Hugs and kisses…lol.

  27. Happy Birthday Forrest Fenn! As I have read through so many wonderful tributes to a great man and a friend, I feel my words and expressions are inadequate. But I agree with all of them, and I must still express my gratitude that you were born…and are still here with us. May God grant you as many more years (here with us) as you desire. That way…when you do finally leave us…we will know it was because you were sick and tired of us. 🙂 You’re the bomb…in a good way.

  28. Cynthia I just had an opportunity to look at the video and it brought tears to my eyes! What an excellent job and wonderful tribute to forrest,

    and forrest, the world was given a great gift for the day that you were born! I thank you for letting us be a part of your family and for sharing everything with us! I hope you have a wonderful birthday and many more! 🙂 xoxo

  29. Happy Birthday Mr. Fenn,
    Oh how the time does fly. Next year will be a bit longer universally, if only for a moment. The nice thing about being 85 is the cake has to be bigger. So grab a big slice.

    • Well said OS — I’d like to “ditto” your statement and wishes to Forrest — Truly a “Treasure Bold” as we’ve seen his life unfold —
      Lee —

  30. As we age we see life in different meanings, and with that time we tend to understand. Our journeys seem long but we know life is to short, but the smiles and well wishes make all the difference bringing joy to are hearts. “Happy Birthday Mr. Fenn” enjoy your special day. Bur

  31. Happy Birthday, ff. Hope your day is filled with happiness. You are probably hanging out at the plaza and enjoying the Indian Market. If I see you there, I will wish you a happy birthday in person, but I won’t one near. I have a sinus infection and I don’t want to put you under the weather. I expect to be in good health to meet you again September 14th. See you then 🙂 Tell Peggy we all send well wishes to her as well, please.

  32. To the inspiration behind our quest, and an icon to us all, Forrest Fenn, I wish you a very happy birthday. Thank you for setting me on this mad journey down the rabbit hole.

  33. Happy birthday Fenn……..I suppose this officially makes you a member of the 85th fighter squadron. 🙂

    Old aviators and old airplanes never die…

  34. My 12yr old, daughter wants to say – “Happy Birthday Mr. Fenn! ” She really enjoyed speaking with you briefly on the phone for her school project in the Spring. You’ve made quite the impact – getting her away from the electronics for our trip to the Rockies in June.

    God Bless!

    Mike from Wisconsin

  35. Thank you Forrest for all that you have done! Your service to our country, your family and you fans, may this birthday be the Happyest one yet! May it be full of best wishes and hope for many more. May God bless you and your family, and my you feel the joy of contentment.
    Gary McMullan, truly Not Obsessed, but not giving up 🙂

  36. Happy Birthday Mr. Fenn!

    Thank you for the poem, the books which have given us a glimpse of your interesting & remarkable life, and this great adventure, whether searching from home or striking out on the trail!

    Wishing you all the best!

  37. Mr. Fenn, want to wish you a very Happy Birthday!!!!!!! Hope it was totally wonderful!!! I must be honest however, I do have a love, hate relationship with you!!! Thanks to your Thrill of the Chase, treasure hunt. My dear husband is so into to it and is determined to give the search his best shot!! Oh my, the hours and miles we have put in searching have been exciting as well as educational!! But there are times he goes overboard, waking me in the middle of the night to tell me that he knows without a shadow of a doubt exactly where the treasure is and tells me about it for the next hour or two. Just as I am getting back into a good sleep he wakes me back up to tell me to forget what he had said in his previous thought about it as it couldn’t possibly be there!!!!! Then calling from work and telling me to drop everything and do some research for him. Hours and tons of research later he calls to say forget it, doesn’t fit!! Never a day goes by that the subject doesn’t come up about the Chest. But I must say this for him he won’t quit searching, been on the Thrill of the Chase now ever since the news of it first broke. So its been awhile!! I admit I do love it too. Hopefully some day we will get to meet you in person and thank you in person for this wonderful Chase!! Best wishes Cal and Diana Pullman P.S. He has read both the TOTC and TFTW so many times I think he could quote them both word for word. He carries a copy of your poem with him at all times!!!

  38. My fellow time traveler… best wishes…we are but a bountless drop in a bountless stream rushing to meet the bountless ocean. Oh…by the way…birthdays are like old underwear…they just keep riding up on us. YIPPY-KI-YI-YAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

  39. Rumor has it Forrest that the Fire Department will be standing by when you light the candles on your Birthday cake!

    Dave

    USAF (retired) 1954-74 Vietnam 1966 & Thailand 1969

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  41. Surely as the sun shines above let your days be filled with joy, peace and love.
    Granted that you are not as sprite as you use to be, yet your wit is as sharp as can be.

    Happy Birthday Forrest, may you be blessed with many more.

  42. Mr. F.. I know today isn’t your birthday. Sent you wishes on Aug 22.
    Just a nod your way saying, today, Aug 24th, Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., destroying Pompeii, a place that fascinated you!
    Have a great day!
    ¥Peace ¥

  43. Hi Dear Sir sorry we are late wishing you a Happy Birthday because we were out searching. we had a great time saw lots of cool things and grandson really enjoyed it too. more later when we have more time. Mr. Fenn we pray that God grates you many more wonderful days in the yrs to come. thanks for the Thrill of the Chase. you should of seen this 300 pound 56 yr old lady and hubby who is 66 diabetic hike. you would have a smile on your face seeing the grandson hike blazing our trail. we all had a great time. still need to cover our area better.

  44. Happy Birthday Mr. F ,

    May I say , thank you for being a Candle for a lot of us , burning bright . Stay well Sir. Thanks again for the chase.

  45. Forrest, do you have any plans to make up your birthday since you were sick? You didn’t get Peggy sick did you? I truly hope you are well soon! We miss you! 🙂

  46. Happy late Birthday Forrest, hope you and Miss Peggy had and are having great health and wonderful special times together. How are you and the family we have had no scrapbooks lately and just want to hear from you maybe get a few snapshots of your Birthday God bless you and keep all of the Thrill of the Chase coming. Ms Girl been out of internet commission…….. LOL

  47. I hope you had a wonderful 85th Birthday Forrest!!! Count me in as another person you inspired to go out and search. Preparing for my first ever trip at the end of the month. Would never have gone on a solo trip like this if it wasn’t for you. Thanks for the gift 🙂

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