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Absent Friends

Remember this Christmas all who won't be here to enjoy the good and bad times with friends and family. A minutes silance on christmas day to remember them.
 
Too true my friend and having just had a 3rd family funeral in a year, two of them children, I know exactly what you mean.

I shall be raising my glass at least 3 times on Crimbo day in memory.
 
I agree with those sentiments, in our Naval Association we have lost 3 female members this year all from breast cancer including a lovely person who died at the age of 41, a stauch lady who worked tirelessly for the RBL & our treasurer who had been ill for a long time & hid it from us all.
 
Agreed!! I will be raising my glass to both my parents, a good friend, all those people i go out to who are at deaths door or have indeed crossed over, all those fellow bootnecks, matelots, pongo's etc and to the little lad who i dealt with last week and i pray for every day.

N.B
 
This will be my first xmas without my dad,,,,,,,,,, hes bin gone 5 months now................so im setting a place at the table fr him........
 
With rue my heart is laden
For golden friends I had

For many a rose-lipt maiden
And many a lightfoot lad


By brooks too broad for leaping
The lightfoot lads are laid

The rose-lipt girls are sleeping
In fields where roses fade
 
Bergen said:
With rue my heart is laden
For golden friends I had

For many a rose-lipt maiden
And many a lightfoot lad


By brooks too broad for leaping
The lightfoot lads are laid

The rose-lipt girls are sleeping
In fields where roses fade

thats beautiful..you always have a poem fr everything..........do you write them yourself ,or do you have books
 
josiecats said:
Bergen said:
With rue my heart is laden
For golden friends I had

For many a rose-lipt maiden
And many a lightfoot lad


By brooks too broad for leaping
The lightfoot lads are laid

The rose-lipt girls are sleeping
In fields where roses fade

thats beautiful..you always have a poem fr everything..........do you write them yourself ,or do you have books


Awww shucks Jos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'd like to take the credit but it's A.E. Housman.............one of my favourite poets and this poem is one that I keep in my memory bank.................SWMDL!!
 
Never did I imagine that I would ever know a Marine
So determined and strong yet beautifully serene
A man with a mission and an agenda to follow
Twelve hour days can make people somewhat hollow
But nothing could be further from the truth
Generosity and kindness and a great smile is the proof
Admiration flows from me to this Marine and others
Dedication and loyalty to all and their brothers
Never did I imagine that I would ever know a Marine
What other amazing things I will learn about him remains to be seen
 
Bit of good poetry caretaker.

It would hane been nice to also have given the author an acknowledgement


Copyright © Pam Frederiksen 2001



written December 26, 2001
 
My friends son who is a bootie has returned home from Afghanistan until New Year thoughts are with those who are still out there may they all return home safely to their loved ones.
 
I too will be raising a glass this Christmas to my late husband Ken who passed away 7 Feb 2005 from the dreaded C.,and also to my father who passed away 10 Jan 82.
I am the co-ordinator for the local Cancer Support Group here in Spain and we have lost 5 people we have befriended.I wish the family and friends of these people,solace,compassion and hope for the future.
Thank you lads and lasses wherever you may be serving for upholding democracy,peace and love
Jacqueline
xx
 

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