David O'Leary sent a heartfelt email last weekend:
 
Hello All,
Please share my sincerest gratitude for all the birthday cards, especially the personal messages.  I am quite touched.  40 cards so far.  Unfortunately, not a single check.  It more than offsets the abuse I've received over the last 40 years, but I won't name names - John Dale Smith, etc.
 
My involvement with this group has been a treasured connection for me, perhaps most importantly in these later years.  I value all of you.
 
Many thanks,
David O'Leary
dol@olearypaint.com