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The Gambit thread had me thinking. The Ship is more than its prominent members, it is all who have crossed the decks. I love that the Gambit meet happens, that certain Shipmates are remembered with fanfare. People who've strongly added fire, interest, warmth, those who have departed suddenly or tragically. But this post is for everyone else.
So, barman, a pint of your best all round.
Raise your glasses to those who've wandered through quietly, those who speak seldom, but listen often. Drink to those who've softly departed with nary a trace.
From Captain down to cabin boy, to passengers and crew,
let us remember those we've long forgotten, and those we never knew.

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Salud. [Tear]

"Dear God, whose name I do not know - thank you for my life. I forgot how BIG... thank you. Thank you for my life." ~from Joe Vs the Volcano

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Good call.

Whilst the Absent Friends meet started off as a London meet-up to remember Gambit, who loved a London Shipmeet, it seems appropriate to me that it become a time when we remember all....Indeed we now toast not just Gambit, but Ken and Erin and others.

And where those around the world can join in too, whether by having physical meets, or raising a glass with us wherever you are on Sat 6 Feb or with threads such as this.

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I'll join you in a virtual GIN in their memory.

Slainte mhor! [Smile]

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Many people have passed through. I miss many of those. Godric, Corpus Cani. Some I see on FB.

Many have died. One in particular is deuce2, my brother, whose absence from my life is still a source of pain.

To those named, to those not, I salute you.

Even more so than I was before

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Miss Molly left for glory long before I joined the Ship but I've read her thread several times and feel as though I knew her.

I was much moved by the honesty and raw emotion in the threads that surrounded jlg's passing.

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I'll be glad to raise a GIN with you, piglet - at ffrindiau absennol (to absent friends).

Rara temporum felicitate ubi sentire quae velis et quae sentias dicere licet

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