Just having a reminiscing day and going back to remember all the nice people, who are no longer with us. Wonder what they would have had to say, on the subject of Brexit. Obviously don't know but we would certainly have had a good laugh about it. Remembering Ryter the author of the Tribute, what a knowledgeable man he was, left us quietly without fuss, God Bless him. May he rest in peace. Anyway to all of them Thank You.
Ernie posted this as a memorial to his sister Babs - the star that shines forever in our memories.
WISH YOU WERE HERE by Babs
Long standing members of this site will remember this heading.
It was initiated by Bab's and was a huge success. It was curtailed through she herself asking Mack for it to be so.
Initially I didn't intend to post the demise of my dear sister Babs and just advised the folk from her town who had befriended her and had become close. Having second thoughts on what she may have wanted, and the fact that I may have missed those who would want to know, I am reopening it for a short time, in memory of my only sister.
That heading appears even more appropriate now we have lost her.
Think of Babs as one at rest For her you should not weep She has no pain, no troubled thoughts For she is just asleep The living, thinking Babs that was Is now forever still And life goes on without her now As time forever will.
If your heart is heavy now Because she's gone away Dwell not long upon it friend For none of us can stay. Those of you who liked her I sincerely thank you all For those of you who loved her I thank you most of all.
And in her fleeting lifespan As time went rushing bye She found some time to hesitate To laugh, to love, to cry. Matters it not how time began Or if time will ever cease She was here, she used it all And now she rests in Peace.
Ernie, I have good memories of your sister Barbara. She is at rest, no more sadness or pain. My condolences to you and your family on your loss. Barbara had a good sence of humor, so I will tell this story which I Never! told her. She sent me the biggest box of lovely chocolates, if you don't know I live in the desert (very hot ) and the chocolates travelled 6000. Miles...so kind of melted together....But not to be done out of them, I put them in the refrigerator and in the end ate everyone. Bless you Barbara R.I.P. Your friend Jean xx
Ernie-I am so,so, sorry to about learn Babs passing.Personally I never met her but had many PMs to and fro from her because of this site.She really was something special.Ernie my sincere condolences to you and your family,my heart truly goes out to you all.As i've said I never met Babs but man we had some fun on this with her and I will miss her---Billy
Myself and family wish to thank all who have passed on their messages of condolence. Bab's has passed on but your kind comments show she will be remembered well by all. Truly a very kind and compassionate lady who I am proud to call my sister.
Marie, thinking of you & Kathy at this terrible time, you never ever get over your loved ones, I have kept the lovely letter you wrote to me, I know your husband would be very proud of you & your children as well . you are a special Lady xx Irene x
Marie 777 - That indeed is a lovely, thoughtful, poem. Know you must get comfort from Jean & Kathy all having shared the same tragic loss of a loving husband. I know I'm so grateful every day that I still have Lew! xx
Henry she was the first lady of the forum and I loved her dearly, she was to me a great woman she loved life and was a lot of fun, I was so glad I met her in person. Good night and God Bless Annie your memory lives on
Yes Henry, I never had the pleasure of meeting your sister but know that her contibution to this Forum is greatly missed. I hadn't been a member long when she passed but in that short time she warmed my heart and made me laugh many times. She was everything I expect to find in a proper Bootle Girl; sincere, strong, straight talking and blummin' funny! Hope you're making them laugh in your Red Heaven dear Annie!
"Life" is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after.
Met Annie at the YMCA meet-ups, seems ages ago; also her sister Chrissie........oh and their little brother Henry and his wife Anne. Annie and Chrissie always looked good, hair done, make-up on, smart clothes.