04-23-2013, 12:57 AM
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Hi lads, Geordie Sam here,
can I just sing the praises of "an ordinary bloke" (my Father)he fought in Malaya in the war (he came back, many didn't)he met and married my Mother (Mary) had 2 sons (one of whom is writing this soppy rubbish) worked as a Docker (Longshoreman) for 40 years (NEVER missed a days work) smoked, (this was the cause of his death) and enjoyed many a bottle of "Newcastle brown" was a "mans man" and who died on Sunday the 3rd of july 2005.
If we only could ALL have a Father like this.
Geordie Sam. (Geordie Stan's son)

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 04-23-2013, 02:38 AM
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Very nice tribute!

It appears that he was much more than ordinarySmile
I'd say he was extraordinary and no doubt, he has an extraordinary son in you and keeping his memory alive is the best of things.

It'll be quite nice to see him again one day if you believe in that, (I do).

Thank you for sharing!


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 04-23-2013, 02:54 AM
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Thanks for that Eric, I hope I get to sit with him again.
Geordie Sam.

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 04-23-2013, 04:10 AM
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This brings a tear to my eye.

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 04-23-2013, 07:28 AM
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I had a Dad like that and I miss him to this day. What a great generation of men they were.

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 04-23-2013, 01:55 PM
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My dad did not fight in the war as his eyesight was too poor; he was legally blind. However, he was the best dad my sister and I could have hoped for. A gentle man who loved his family, I don't think my father had an enemy in the world. He passed away in 2008 at the age of 95 and my sister and I still miss him and laugh together at some of the fond memories we have of him.

Sam, it seems like all we hear about any more are the real heels of the world. Thanks for reminding us that there are wonderful people out there just going about their day to day lives but, by doing so, making the world a better place to be.

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 04-23-2013, 07:30 PM
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My Dad was a Gem Man, and he was a "Gem" of a man. just like your Dad.

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