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The old man would have been 85 today and twelve years have past :shock:
Thanks for introducing me to The Arsenal and I shall have a pint to your memory?.. :cheers:

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Allgunsblazin wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:53 am
The old man would have been 85 today and twelve years have past :shock:
Thanks for introducing me to The Arsenal and I shall have a pint to your memory?.. :cheers:
I raise a glass to your old man. :cheers:

My old man passed away at 2am on 27th Feb 2008. He'd now be 72 if he'd lived. Cannot believe it has been 10 years. Feels like last year. He died 2 hours after my wife's birthday day ended. They had a great friendship and she reckons he hung in there the extra 2 hours so as not to make her birthday a sad occasion. Which I like to believe too.

My old man had 4 sons and he gave the gift of the Arsenal to us all. Thanks dad. 8)

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DB10GOONER wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:41 pm
Allgunsblazin wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:53 am
The old man would have been 85 today and twelve years have past :shock:
Thanks for introducing me to The Arsenal and I shall have a pint to your memory?.. :cheers:
I raise a glass to your old man. :cheers:

My old man passed away at 2am on 27th Feb 2008. He'd now be 72 if he'd lived. Cannot believe it has been 10 years. Feels like last year. He died 2 hours after my wife's birthday day ended. They had a great friendship and she reckons he hung in there the extra 2 hours so as not to make her birthday a sad occasion. Which I like to believe too.

My old man had 4 sons and he gave the gift of the Arsenal to us all. Thanks dad. 8)

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Nice stories guys...Love of a club is hereditary in your cases..DB10 your Dad died on 27th February 2008...My own Dad died on 28th February 1965 when I was a seventeen month old baby with one older brother fourteen months my senior. My parents were less than four years married when my Dad died a very young man from what apparently even then was a very treatable heart condition. I think today it is routine type of thing. It didn't happen for him.and in his thirties he left this earth and a young widow with two kids under three years old behind. I , based on my Father's family , don't think he would have got the Arsenal thing at all but my Mother did even if she didn't get the obsession. My brother and I lived and breathed football from an early age. Uncles etc would chastise us over "That English game " but we were not for moving...My brother was and is a Liverpool fan and as much as I detest them I respect him for being a genuine fan that suffers the lows like a true supporter.
My Mother is now in her mid eighties and in many ways failing before our eyes. Hearing is virtually gone and still refuses a hearing aid, , sight is becoming a problem also but still as sharp as a tack on some issues.
I look at her and think that she has been a widow for 53 years and how unfair that is. When my oldest lad was nearly two I was bringing him for a walk to my Dad's grave one day, my mother was with us..There was a beautiful horse in a field near the Cemetery and my boy wanted to see it, so I lifted him up to see better.My mother said " when you were his age your Father was already dead. " .Few things I have heard in my life struck me and chilled me to the bone as much as that did. Especially as she rarely spoke to us about our Dad. She became a stubborn independent woman who never asked for anything. She instilled those values in us and taught us the value of working for what you want and what you get. When I would say to her that I was going to London or whereever to see Arsenal play she would always say, well you work hard enough you deserve it or something on those lines.

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Bradywasking wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:06 am
DB10GOONER wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:41 pm
Allgunsblazin wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:53 am
The old man would have been 85 today and twelve years have past :shock:
Thanks for introducing me to The Arsenal and I shall have a pint to your memory?.. :cheers:
I raise a glass to your old man. :cheers:

My old man passed away at 2am on 27th Feb 2008. He'd now be 72 if he'd lived. Cannot believe it has been 10 years. Feels like last year. He died 2 hours after my wife's birthday day ended. They had a great friendship and she reckons he hung in there the extra 2 hours so as not to make her birthday a sad occasion. Which I like to believe too.

My old man had 4 sons and he gave the gift of the Arsenal to us all. Thanks dad. 8)

:cheers:
Nice stories guys...Love of a club is hereditary in your cases..DB10 your Dad died on 27th February 2008...My own Dad died on 28th February 1965 when I was a seventeen month old baby with one older brother fourteen months my senior. My parents were less than four years married when my Dad died a very young man from what apparently even then was a very treatable heart condition. I think today it is routine type of thing. It didn't happen for him.and in his thirties he left this earth and a young widow with two kids under three years old behind. I , based on my Father's family , don't think he would have got the Arsenal thing at all but my Mother did even if she didn't get the obsession. My brother and I lived and breathed football from an early age. Uncles etc would chastise us over "That English game " but we were not for moving...My brother was and is a Liverpool fan and as much as I detest them I respect him for being a genuine fan that suffers the lows like a true supporter.
My Mother is now in her mid eighties and in many ways failing before our eyes. Hearing is virtually gone and still refuses a hearing aid, , sight is becoming a problem also but still as sharp as a tack on some issues.
I look at her and think that she has been a widow for 53 years and how unfair that is. When my oldest lad was nearly two I was bringing him for a walk to my Dad's grave one day, my mother was with us..There was a beautiful horse in a field near the Cemetery and my boy wanted to see it, so I lifted him up to see better.My mother said " when you were his age your Father was already dead. " .Few things I have heard in my life struck me and chilled me to the bone as much as that did. Especially as she rarely spoke to us about our Dad. She became a stubborn independent woman who never asked for anything. She instilled those values in us and taught us the value of working for what you want and what you get. When I would say to her that I was going to London or whereever to see Arsenal play she would always say, well you work hard enough you deserve it or something on those lines.
Wow man what a heartbreaking story. Your mum is a hell of a woman. When I had kids my biggest fear was dying when they were young and not being there for them as they grew up. I cannot even begin to imagine how you mum coped. 8)

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Lovely stories guys, and yes your mother was a true soldier caring for her boys in difficult times too may I add.
I am sure your fathers grave was/is well tended and a peaceful place for one to reflect in this chaotic unfair world.
God bless...

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Allgunsblazin wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Lovely stories guys, and yes your mother was a true soldier caring for her boys in difficult times too may I add.
I am sure your fathers grave was/is well tended and a peaceful place for one to reflect in this chaotic unfair world.
God bless...
Thank you

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DB10GOONER wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:57 pm
Bradywasking wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:06 am
DB10GOONER wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:41 pm
Allgunsblazin wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:53 am
The old man would have been 85 today and twelve years have past :shock:
Thanks for introducing me to The Arsenal and I shall have a pint to your memory?.. :cheers:
I raise a glass to your old man. :cheers:

My old man passed away at 2am on 27th Feb 2008. He'd now be 72 if he'd lived. Cannot believe it has been 10 years. Feels like last year. He died 2 hours after my wife's birthday day ended. They had a great friendship and she reckons he hung in there the extra 2 hours so as not to make her birthday a sad occasion. Which I like to believe too.

My old man had 4 sons and he gave the gift of the Arsenal to us all. Thanks dad. 8)

:cheers:
Nice stories guys...Love of a club is hereditary in your cases..DB10 your Dad died on 27th February 2008...My own Dad died on 28th February 1965 when I was a seventeen month old baby with one older brother fourteen months my senior. My parents were less than four years married when my Dad died a very young man from what apparently even then was a very treatable heart condition. I think today it is routine type of thing. It didn't happen for him.and in his thirties he left this earth and a young widow with two kids under three years old behind. I , based on my Father's family , don't think he would have got the Arsenal thing at all but my Mother did even if she didn't get the obsession. My brother and I lived and breathed football from an early age. Uncles etc would chastise us over "That English game " but we were not for moving...My brother was and is a Liverpool fan and as much as I detest them I respect him for being a genuine fan that suffers the lows like a true supporter.
My Mother is now in her mid eighties and in many ways failing before our eyes. Hearing is virtually gone and still refuses a hearing aid, , sight is becoming a problem also but still as sharp as a tack on some issues.
I look at her and think that she has been a widow for 53 years and how unfair that is. When my oldest lad was nearly two I was bringing him for a walk to my Dad's grave one day, my mother was with us..There was a beautiful horse in a field near the Cemetery and my boy wanted to see it, so I lifted him up to see better.My mother said " when you were his age your Father was already dead. " .Few things I have heard in my life struck me and chilled me to the bone as much as that did. Especially as she rarely spoke to us about our Dad. She became a stubborn independent woman who never asked for anything. She instilled those values in us and taught us the value of working for what you want and what you get. When I would say to her that I was going to London or whereever to see Arsenal play she would always say, well you work hard enough you deserve it or something on those lines.
Wow man what a heartbreaking story. Your mum is a hell of a woman. When I had kids my biggest fear was dying when they were young and not being there for them as they grew up. I cannot even begin to imagine how you mum coped. 8)
I think she invented the phrase tough love...One tough woman ..Thank you for the nice comments.

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RIP my Dear Brother Michael he passed away last Sunday 18th Nov, my heart is breaking.

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OneBardGooner wrote:
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RIP my Dear Brother Michael he passed away last Sunday 18th Nov, my heart is breaking.
Aw jeez so sorry to hear that mate. Please accept my sincere condolences.

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OneBardGooner wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:52 pm
RIP my Dear Brother Michael he passed away last Sunday 18th Nov, my heart is breaking.
Sorry for your loss..RIP

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OneBardGooner wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:52 pm
RIP my Dear Brother Michael he passed away last Sunday 18th Nov, my heart is breaking.
My thoughts are with you Bard, condolences to you and all the family.

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"Thank you" guys, I very much appreciate your kind words and condolences.

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OneBardGooner wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:52 pm
RIP my Dear Brother Michael he passed away last Sunday 18th Nov, my heart is breaking.
Hope you are keeping well at this awful time...
God bless....

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