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Originally posted by Tubbs:
Originally posted by leo:
Originally posted by lapsed heathen:
May she sit at the right hand of God.

I think that place has already been taken!
But a gentlemen always offers his seat to a lady. [Biased]


That's Our Lady and Erin sorted, then!
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Robert Armin

All licens'd fool
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a fitting tribute would be to permanently change the Ship’s logo to include a smiling alligator in the water
I think one is there already. There is something in the 11 o'clock position, about to torpedo the lifeboat. Surely that's a 'gator?

[ 16. January 2011, 08:42: Message edited by: Robert Armin ]

Keeping fit was an obsession with Fr Moity .... He did chin ups in the vestry, calisthenics in the pulpit, and had developed a series of Tai-Chi exercises to correspond with ritual movements of the Mass. The Antipope Robert Rankin

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the famous rachel
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I haven't posted regularly for a while, and haven't even lurked since the birth of my son in November. Dropping in briefly to the Ship's front page yesterday and finding this sad news was a big shock. My heart goes out to Erin's friends and family.


A shrivelled appendix to the body of Christ.

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Late Quartet

Irredeemably speciesist?
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I arrive, slowly, at this news: thoughts and prayers from me too. I am grateful, especially, for Erin's practical and common sense support during the Ark.

Late Quartet is cycling closer to Route 6 than Route 66 these days.

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Ship's raven
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I don't look at the Ship for months and this is what I see when I come back. One of my heros is gone too soon. [Votive]

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An die Freude
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I registered 2 years ago, and I've been lurking for longer than that, somewhat irregularly though. When KenWritez passed away I was crying alone in a room in China, not knowing why; I had never written anything to him. Yet the Ship of Fools has become a strange part of my life, or at least its characters - maybe I'm the spectator of some game, and the Fools be the players. Erin's passing away made me speechless and forlorn. I've been contemplating on whether to write this post at all, being such a newcomer and all, being such a lurker and all, and then I though I'd write my fiftieth post here. Now that just seems cheesy. People will say that Erin would have chopped me to bits for that, but to me it's just a loss, a major one. I feel a bit like Radar from MASH, not really knowing what to write or what to behave like, but I just feel sad - there is something missing. May God keep Erin's family, and give rest to her great spirit.

"I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable."
Walt Whitman
Formerly JFH

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Ship's borrower
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Originally posted by JFH:
People will say that Erin would have chopped me to bits for that, but to me it's just a loss, a major one. I feel a bit like Radar from MASH, not really knowing what to write or what to behave like, but I just feel sad - there is something missing. May God keep Erin's family, and give rest to her great spirit.

I don't think anyone would say that, and although I didn't know Erin well, I knew her on these boards for quite a long time, and I can't imagine her chopping you to bits for your post.


Online Mission and Ministry

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Ship's fisherman
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Nobody here started out as a full fledged great poster. While I cannot say that I am a great poster, I remember my first few posts with a full degree of embarrassment. At least I am better than I was.

Keep on posting. Find out that you are as good as anybody else and by doing that honor the memory of Erin. She cared about the Ship more than anyone I know. If she knew that you were wanting to be a contributing member, she would be encouraging you.

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Kelly Alves

Bunny with an axe
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Beautifully put, Tortuf.

If you've been lurking for two years, I'd wager you've gotten to know us reasonably well. We welcome the chance to return the favor. [Smile]

I cannot expect people to believe “
Jesus loves me, this I know” of they don’t believe “Kelly loves me, this I know.”
Kelly Alves, somewhere around 2003.

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Snowball in Hell
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Originally posted by Kelly Alves:
We welcome the chance to return the favor. [Smile]

yes, please. come play with us.

Evil Dragon Lady, Breaker of Men's Constitutions

"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning.” -Calvin

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3M Matt
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Erin was one of a handful of people on the ship who had the respect even of those who disagreed with nearly everything she said.

I've been kicking around SoF for a long time now, on and off, and the idea of SoF without Erin is just...bizzare. That #2 under her name tells its own story...an absolute cornerstone of SoF.

The dullest thread could be injected with life by Erin's timely interventions, and she had a fantastic knack of getting right to the point.

I don't know much about Erin in real life, but isn't it strange how, in the real world I suspect she was just ordinary everyday person (I don't mean that in a bad way)...but here, on SoF..its sort of like hearing of the death of a celebrity or world leader. She was a giant of an online community of thousands of members. How amazing to have that kind of reach and influence over so many that you have never met.

Rest in Peace Erin.

3M Matt.

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Ship's Theological Acrobat
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Computer breaks down just before Christmas, I dont replace, pop in this morning as have not been around for a while and this>

I am speechless for about 30 minutes untill I post this...will probably be so for the rest of the day...

What a gap for the ship, a gator shaped hole...this feels very surreal and very very sad, an unspeakable loss.

[ 05. February 2011, 21:38: Message edited by: Dee. ]

Jesus - nice bloke, bit religious

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Been a while since I've checked in here but decided to pop in this morning. Noticed the "Erin" board and figured she'd retired her position for some reason.

This is almost as shocking as that would have been. I didn't expect to find news like this today. Thinking about Erin's family.

It's good to see many of you, though.

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John Donne

Renaissance Man
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Like some others checked in randomly for the first time in 18 months and saw the board - thought it may be for something like a Hosts&Admins day: cut out the middleman, just bring the miscreants directly to Erin and keep it all in one convenient place - so am doubly shocked and saddened.

Turning forty ain't that bad, ya dint have to do something so drastic to get out of it. [Tear]

My condolences to Jason and Erin's other family and friends.

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Famous Dutch pirate
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I didn't post on this thread when I saw the news a couple of weeks ago, but I did need to take a walk that evening to try to absorb it all. And that for someone whom I didn't know personally, and neither had any direct dealings with on the Ship.

My thoughts go out to her family.

I know why God made the rhinoceros, it's because He couldn't see the rhinoceros, so He made the rhinoceros to be able to see it. (Clarice Lispector)

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A Feminine Force
Ship's Onager
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I have been on extended shore leave and come back aboard for a couple of minutes to check in and find this.

I feel certain that wherever the soul we knew as Erin is at present, she is doing fine.

The rest of the Ship, probably not so good without her. She left a huge hole in the hull when she left.

My kindest wishes to all Shipmates and to Erin's family.


C2C - The Cure for What Ails Ya?

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Gosh....What a shock...
Whilst I'm a regular on the Caption Contest it's years since I have visited any other part of the ship's activities.
I am so sorry to hear about Erin and I send my sincere sympathy to her Family. A great Ship's character who will always be missed....I'm sure.

I've not been on the ship for a long time. I'm very old now and don't like it when the sea gets rough.

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Ship's barmaid
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Still keep waiting for her to pop up with a comment. Just seems so wrong she's not around.
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I'm so sorry to hear about Erin. I just loved to read everything she posted. Truly irreplaceable.

Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore

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Terrible news. Am late, but still sad. Thank you Erin for all you have contributed.

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