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Search: Posts Made By: Graham the pipe
Forum: Elder Dempster 31st March 2020, 20:07
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By Graham the pipe
Here sit I on a cold, spring evening, the day a...

Here sit I on a cold, spring evening, the day a Tuesday, the time at the moment 2006 hours BST.

Sadly, when I wrote exactly one year ago in a VERY different world to that of today, I had no wish...
Forum: Elder Dempster 20th March 2020, 11:49
Replies: 0
Views: 190
Posted By Graham the pipe
A 'Certain Young Lady's' CIII rd BIRTHDAY.

To date my posting on this ~ still very much YOUNG Lady ~ of March 15th 2019 has received 36 comments.

All of my original comments apply, they simply need 'updating' from 2019 102 to 2020 103.
...
Forum: Elder Dempster 22nd February 2020, 09:10
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By Graham the pipe
Hi Stephen aka SJC ~ like the latter, trips/slips...

Hi Stephen aka SJC ~ like the latter, trips/slips of the tongue as the bishop said to the actress but I digress.

Firstly they talk about NY being the 'city that never sleeps', would appear that...
Forum: Elder Dempster 22nd February 2020, 06:14
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By Graham the pipe
Hi SJC. Yes, I'd completely forgotten you...

Hi SJC.

Yes, I'd completely forgotten you telling me this back when I first posted the 'O' pirates picture here on SN.

I'll e mail you his details so you can make personal contact, if you wish....
Forum: Elder Dempster 21st February 2020, 20:13
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By Graham the pipe
60 years plus 21 days 'on'. [See text for details].

On January 1st 1960 two of the twenty (?) teenager deck cadets, the 'crew', joining the Obuasi were a 'Burnley' lad and yours truly. The former was 'coming on 19' the latter 'coming on 20'.

Today,...
Forum: Elder Dempster 21st February 2020, 06:34
Replies: 22
Views: 2,751
Posted By Graham the pipe
Thanks for refreshing those parts etc. Can't...

Thanks for refreshing those parts etc. Can't remember the product name and I did remember yours. How's that for a compliment Fred?

Kindest. Have a Blue Flu weekend. GGG
Forum: Elder Dempster 13th February 2020, 19:02
Replies: 22
Views: 2,751
Posted By Graham the pipe
Hi Richard. Good to speak again although...

Hi Richard.

Good to speak again although can't for the life of me remember the last or the topic. Pleased, also, to see you on this, the ED site where it's usually just myself talking to same.
...
Forum: Elder Dempster 23rd September 2019, 14:24
Replies: 0
Views: 414
Posted By Graham the pipe
Tony Bryant. EDs C/O '50s and '60s.

This is a 'Welcome Aboard Tony' message.

Your forthcoming 'input' is awaited, eagerly, by all hands.
Forum: Say Hello 23rd September 2019, 13:57
Replies: 0
Views: 339
Posted By Graham the pipe
Tony Bryant ~ C/O EDs. A welcome from SN.

Having chatted to the above gentleman today ~ Monday XXIII IX MMXIX ~ I have ordered/suggested/decreed that he join this site.

Bill Nelson, whose bar crossing was recently reported in the ED...
Forum: Elder Dempster 22nd August 2019, 19:13
Replies: 22
Views: 3,384
Posted By Graham the pipe
The 'Question'.

Please don't keep all SN members in suspense Stevie! What was the one and only question for the quickest oral's pass ever?
Forum: Elder Dempster 14th August 2019, 09:41
Replies: 57
Views: 16,445
Posted By Graham the pipe
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/74/...

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/74/d4/39/74d439b31521e3cda18188d5f028e2b4.jpg
Forum: Elder Dempster 10th August 2019, 15:18
Replies: 3
Views: 1,102
Posted By Graham the pipe
mv Obuasi. Cadet manned, no sailors, '52 ~ July...

mv Obuasi. Cadet manned, no sailors, '52 ~ July '61. Sold '72 and wrecked a few months later.
Forum: Elder Dempster 9th August 2019, 06:40
Replies: 3
Views: 1,102
Posted By Graham the pipe
Lest we forget.

May I pose a question please gentlemen?

Why should the event of today's date, 47 years ago, be of particular, sad significance to deck cadets serving their time with EDs twixt '52 and '61.
Forum: Elder Dempster 23rd June 2019, 15:09
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By Graham the pipe
A 'Force 8' Florence if I recall? ...

A 'Force 8' Florence if I recall?
...
Forum: Elder Dempster 21st June 2019, 16:21
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By Graham the pipe
21st June

Today the longest day, tonight the shortest, aka Sir Ronnie Corbett, knight.
Forum: Elder Dempster 3rd April 2019, 07:27
Replies: 35
Views: 5,944
Posted By Graham the pipe
My pleasure, Pat, pleased you enjoyed and that...

My pleasure, Pat, pleased you enjoyed and that those tears were, I sincerely hope, 'happy ones'?

Kindest to you and yours from a decidedly chilly UK.

GGG
Forum: Elder Dempster 31st March 2019, 16:09
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By Graham the pipe
Fred Bear 1902 ~ 1988. {American}

This 31 year deceased, American gentleman and yours truly have two things in common. Firstly our birthdays; his a Wednesday, mine a Tuesday, March 5th, a mere 38 years apart. Secondly his success, or...
Forum: Elder Dempster 26th March 2019, 17:21
Replies: 22
Views: 3,384
Posted By Graham the pipe
Yes, even I had dark hair at one time Stephen but...

Yes, even I had dark hair at one time Stephen but you're right, pipe out of orifice then take 'sex' in right hand etc.

Read your CV young man and am suitably impressed. When can you start and just...
Forum: Elder Dempster 26th March 2019, 10:39
Replies: 22
Views: 3,384
Posted By Graham the pipe
Gps

Fair comment Tony.

The thing that makes me laugh is that by the time you worked out a good, five position line 'star' cross, you weren't exactly where you'd just calculated. The frequently...
Forum: Elder Dempster 25th March 2019, 15:27
Replies: 22
Views: 3,384
Posted By Graham the pipe
Ncg

Hi Alan.

Many thanks ~ exactly what I was trying to remember ~ should have looked in my own NCG shouldn't I?

Two totally irrelevant comments, you're part of that 'rather large' county of...
Forum: Elder Dempster 24th March 2019, 08:53
Replies: 22
Views: 3,384
Posted By Graham the pipe
Thank you, again, for the last three, informative...

Thank you, again, for the last three, informative 'reminders'. Don't know whether the same 'flash backs' are happening to others (?), I'm almost but not quite physically back in Dock Street {London,...
Forum: Elder Dempster 23rd March 2019, 15:44
Replies: 22
Views: 3,384
Posted By Graham the pipe
Thank you gentlemen ~ all six of you ~ and...

Thank you gentlemen ~ all six of you ~ and forgive me for not answering each post separately.

Your comments have revived many long distant memories, probably the most significant being that...
Forum: Elder Dempster 23rd March 2019, 08:52
Replies: 22
Views: 3,384
Posted By Graham the pipe
Grey cell 'exercise' for bridge watchkeepers.

My question/questions has/have come about as a result of a certain 'ED Gentleman' asking, on Facebook, "How did we know when we had sufficient sea time for second mates? My discharge book was very...
Forum: Elder Dempster 23rd March 2019, 08:23
Replies: 35
Views: 5,944
Posted By Graham the pipe
The right or wrong place at the wrong or right time.

My 'schoolboy French' is decidedly rusty so I'll simply say, en Anglais, "Top of a chilly, Surrey morning to you Young Man".

Thanks for the very abridged resume of your interesting life from young...
Forum: Elder Dempster 22nd March 2019, 07:52
Replies: 35
Views: 5,944
Posted By Graham the pipe
The war years.

Hi 'S'.

Looking at your CV you've certainly lived an interesting life. What made you opt for Canada as your, I presume, 'permanent' home?

I was in Kent for the first 5 years of my life so...
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