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Offline Gordon

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Re: The Go Ahead
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2018, 05:31:26 am »
I'm sad to hear this, Bill, but it's great to know that it's on your own terms.  The world has been a better place with you in it. 

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Re: The Go Ahead
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2018, 08:29:40 am »
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Re: The Go Ahead
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2018, 02:53:52 pm »
Hi Bill,

I've been shirking from making my reply for a few days, simply because, for once in my life, I was lost for words.

I can only try feebly to add to all the nice sentiments already paid in tribute to you, all well deserved I must say. I admire you taking the most important decision regarding your life and existance. Some day we will all meet our maker, either by accident or choice.

In doing what you are planning  you are also helping your family prepare for an event that  cannot be put off. You are being generous to them, allowing them to be prepared and to minimise their eventual grief, fair play to you.

To be a bit flippant, none of us are getting out of here alive.

On the forum here you have been a character, a wise and honest person whom we have all loved. Personally I have admired your airman background with your love of Merlin engines. I thought we had a chance of robbing one or two, but hell if we had tried that wheeze no doubt we'd both be in the choky.

Please try and stay in touch as best as you can, our prayers are with you.

Lots of respect and love,

Kev



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Re: The Go Ahead
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Re: The Go Ahead
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2018, 03:36:07 am »
Dinna fash yersel you group, it comes to all of us, I don't want to be an immortal, it's bad enough that I've outlasted my young wife. (she was 8 years younger)
Kev I see in that Terry Thomas sketch a thing on Fat's Waller, one of my hero's I remember that there was a comment by Jon Hendricks about Fat's being at his father house which was dry and Fats bribing young Jon to stand underneath the window where Fat's was sitting with a bottle of gin so that he wouldn't get thirsty.
Bill the demon.

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Re: The Go Ahead
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2018, 03:38:15 am »
good on ya Bill,you just keep posting!

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Re: The Go Ahead
« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2018, 04:21:11 am »
Bill,
Your outlook on your situation is a credit to you.
For the first time in my life, I'm hearing a bloke who is staying calm and focused and standing as a pillar of strength in the face of imminenancy.
A fine example of true grit to us all Bill.

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Re: The Go Ahead
« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2018, 12:53:13 pm »
Thoughts and prayers.

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Re: The Go Ahead
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2018, 01:05:29 pm »
Fats bribing young Jon to stand underneath the window where Fat's was sitting with a bottle of gin so that he wouldn't get thirsty.

Hi Bill,

Apparently Queen Elizabeth, the Queen mother, also employed similar stratagems. Normally at breakfast time.

I met her once, charming lady who did not seem concerned about my dubious past.

Kev

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Re: The Go Ahead
« Reply #34 on: October 19, 2018, 03:14:32 pm »
Here ya go Bill, don't go gentle into that Good Night...


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Re: The Go Ahead
« Reply #35 on: October 19, 2018, 10:16:09 pm »
Sir we met about a decade ago, shared some PMs on some topic pertinent at the time. I've been away from this forum only checking in now and then but have found you weighing in on the topics of the day with honesty and keen insight, and I think inspiring us all to be better men.
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