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Old 26-01-2013, 19:04   #16
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Re: In memory of Imagin2frolic

John was an inspiration, and I loved reading his posts.
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Old 28-01-2013, 08:38   #17
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Re: In memory of Imagin2frolic

I was with John and Mel on the sail from Green Cove Springs, Fl. to Cartagena Colombia. He was a great story teller, one hell of a sailor, and a true friend. I learned so much from him because he was also a wonderful teacher. Here is a shot from our trip-




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Old 28-01-2013, 11:13   #18
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Re: In memory of Imagin2frolic

I have wondered why I am allowed to live and he not.

He was a much better person.
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Amen to that CS. Thanks for remembering him and reminding us. He was a special person. You take care as well
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I remember him for his gumption to keep on sailing as long as he could.

Thanks, CS. Well done.
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Old 28-01-2013, 17:49   #21
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Re: In memory of Imagin2frolic

...and thanx everyone for being there for me...CS
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Re: In memory of Imagin2frolic

This reminds me of a friend named John Shaul, who cruised around the Caribbean with a friend of mine Freidl, then sailed to lake Michigan and ran a charter service out of South Haven Michigan. He later returned to the Caribbean, and died aboard his boat..not sure about how he was found, but was at anchor, and someone found his body...he died doing what he loved. He was a friend to all he met. Kindred spirits I am sure.
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Re: In memory of Imagin2frolic

John has gone down the path we all must trod. He is a reminder to me to be better, more cheerful and remember we are just temporarily here. People that are kind to others, they seem to go in peace.
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Re: In memory of Imagin2frolic

Wow. It's been a YEAR? Can't believe it's been that long. Do miss John around here.
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I am winning my fight with the beast, so random, so invasive, so very unfair. Sorry for the loss of your friend.
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RIP. I enjoyed his posts.
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February 10th marks one year since we lost our friend and fellow sailor John, AKA Imagin2Frolic.
In early 2009 I was struggling to come back from my 2nd. MCI. A lot of members wrote to my post with encouragement. Imagine2frolic was one of them. Unknown to me, he was dealing with his own battle with health issues. I will be forever moved by his posts here on CF.
For those of us who were touched by John’s sincerity and selflessness help, please take a moment in silence remembering that sailing is a celebration of life and living. That our days are short and the Oceans miles long.

His wife Mel, wrote:
John had inspired many, impacted alot of lives inwardly or outwardly. He wanted to be remembered that he lived a full life. A life that meant to be lived. A bold and strong spirit that fought till the end, even his body is shutting down but his spirit is still strong and able to determine who is around and what’s going on in his surroundings.


John’s sailing blog is Sailing with Cancer- One Man's race against time!

Where ever you are John,
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

With love and respect …CS
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Re: In memory of Imagin2frolic

Was at the Bermuda Botanical Gardens recently. It's the time for the Fresia, Double Fantasy to bloom and they are beautiful. John named the album after the flower. Our John would have liked that.
Deck Officer, was in Atlanta recently with the Shelby Cobra Friends. Told them about CF connection with John and Mel.
Lot of quiet reflection of a friend lost.
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Thanks, Martin. I miss the guy.
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Re: In memory of Imagin2frolic

Just a reminder...Today marks a year as of today. Best wishes to all of you out there sailing in the warm sun.
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