Oh crew, I have been reading this thread and good golly, so.much.fun.
What with Tryst and his lunchbox and his limp spiky tail, Blue and his GIT goatherding, Indeedee and her Chardonnay and her PaPa and his planes, Alex in the galley, Babbling bubbling, wench of the west Tulip, RH being DJ, DjjD being himself, Bethie shimmying, JPB snowed in and spring flowering snickering, Stormy and her jazzy and so many more crew... So many folk supporting me as I was having my feet all wired together... in and out of hospital and parties on the deck all the time... Bloody brilliant! Throughout all of this... our Bosun was here, everyday, just loving the heck out of all of us.
Missy, over 6 years ago you wrote...
I just wanted you all to know how much fun I have here. You are a great group of people. You make me laugh - and I LOVE to laugh. I pray that each of you has a great day - that whatever obstacles and heartaches lie before or behind become less hurtful and that sweet memories are there to replace it. I pray that you heal physically and get back to the lovely life that is yours. I pray that you are successful in whatever you put your hand to and that you find whatever it is you are looking for if you haven't already. God bless each and every one of you...
And then a few posts later
I did a cartwheel the other day and landed on my head...got up fast and looked around...fortunately only the kids saw me and have had a good time telling the story to Daddy...over and over again.
Danny was at the helm much of the time. Just over 6 years ago he reached his 100K post and became the Cosmic Eagle. That night, A2K had another thread was doing the countdown... Bless his heart... It got to his 99,999th post and friends arrived at his house and he couldn't do the 100K post until they had left... leaving us all on tenterhooks and waiting for him. It was such big news on the forum... The first poster to reach the 100K ...Finally, he jumped aboard and said...
This is one small step for Dutchy but one giant leap for A2K. Well my friends, that's it 100.000 posts, I don't believe it.
Many, many thanks to all my friends here who have helped me to achieve this figure, I can't name you all individually but I love you all.
I made the posting on the 'yabber-liner' because I meet so many special people here. I also hope it will be a boost to Izzie, the lovely Captain who needs our support so much.
To all you guys I raise my glass and salute you, you are the best!
He was so nervous that night about posting... can you imagine... It did make us chuckle.
Noddy, dear Noddy, chose his Cosmic Eagle title and on 9th April 2008, I helped him decide on his new avatar. He became the BEagle on board.
6 years and an additional 123,160 posts later... and here we are...
Waiting in a different waiting room this time.
Though I am incredibly sad right now, I look back over the last 6 years and appreciate all the more what a fabulous, irreplaceable friend Danny has been to me... and to many others here and across the board.
It is simply a privilege to be part of his life and ... to be here for him when he needs our strength and love to let go, and to be at peace. I've cried buckets over the past few weeks, more in the last few days than in the last 6 years... but tonight, I've had some happy tears reading back, remembering and knowing that each and everyone of you made a difference in Danny's life, you made him smile and made him laugh.
I spoke to Anna yesterday, she is giving him all our love.
So, Down Under it is Easter Day...
For our eggshellent Bosun
People who study social media always ask, "When does it become a community?"
And the answer is - when something like this happens.
Until Danny is ready to let go, we'll hold his hand so he's never alone...
Thank you crew. You are, and have always been, the best.