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Old 18-01-2011, 13:02   #1
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My Dad has Gone to 'Fiddlers Green'

Some may have noticed my absence from this forum.

It is coming up on three weeks since my Dad passed.

He was at home in his favourite chair.

He was 90

A Part of the "Greatest Generation"

A WWII Veteran
It wasn't until he registered with the VA did I truly know of the Decorations and Battle Stars.

A Sailor, Powerboater and Mechanic

Some on this board have met him.

He was one of several mentors I have had in the Marine Trades.

I am amazed at the number of calls and e-mails I have gotten
as word has spread via the "Jungle Drums" of the Marine Industry

"The earth moved more slowly when he left it,
and wandered aimlessly in space,
drifting further from the sun."
G. Copley
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Old 18-01-2011, 13:08   #2
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Hey Chief.... sorry to hear of your loss....
But from the sound of it he lived a full life, loved and was loved in return...
A man can't ask for much more than that...
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Old 18-01-2011, 13:09   #3
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So sorry for your loss Chief.
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Old 18-01-2011, 13:14   #4
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My condolences and may he RIP. My father passed away New Years Day. Not in his favorite chair but at home and peacefully at age 84. He was also a WWII vet. Dad wasn't a sailor but he taught me plenty of other things.

Let your father's memory live on through you.
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Old 18-01-2011, 13:15   #5
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My condolences on the loss of your Dad, Chief.
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Condolences both to Doodles and Chief Engineer.

Nice to have the both of you back.
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Sorry about your dad.

If I get to 90 I'll be happy enough....
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Old 18-01-2011, 13:31   #8
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Chief,

I was once told that the crossing of the bar by old sailor, is like knocking down a library.
I am sure I speak for many here when I say he had a good student in you.
We share your, and Doodles, grief.
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Old 18-01-2011, 13:47   #9
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Chief,

My deep condolences. Sounds like your Dad had a great run.
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Aloha Chief,

Sorry to hear of your loss. From the tone of your email his memory will long live on.

kind regards,
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Sorry Doodles - I read Chief's posting and hit the reply button which skipped me over your posting. Fortunately for me, others flagged it for me with their posts. My apologies and condolences.
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Doodles, sorry for your loss as well. You and the Chief are going through one of the huge losses in life.
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Cheif and Doddles, my condolences as well. I think dads of sailors are an extra special breed. My father freely handed me many things he sacrificed and worked very hard to get. One of the best gifts was the love I have for the sea. Given to me through my fathers stories and dreams when I was very young. Here's to those dads who once long ago when we were young, bent down and placed their hand on their sons shoulders and gave one of the very best gifts with the other hand by pointing to the sea.
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