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Old 2nd September 2019, 14:56
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John Briggs

John Briggs crossed the bar three years ago today.
A much respected long term member of Ships Nostalgia.
I had the great privilege of staying with him a couple of times at his home in NSW, and had a fantastic time with him.
A man of great seafaring experience, and reached the highest pinnacles in several marine areas of expertise.
The greatest thing, I found, was that he remained every bodies man with no airs and graces.
A good man, and I'm sure still sadly missed.
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Old 2nd September 2019, 15:55
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I never met John but we exchanged emails on a few topics, it doesn't seem like 3 years. ...........
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Old 2nd September 2019, 15:59
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Indeed..I thought it more recent too..RIP.

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Old 2nd September 2019, 17:40
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I enjoyed lots of banter with John and Paddy too.
How is Paddy, does anyone know?

RIP John.
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Old 2nd September 2019, 17:43
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John/s postings were always those of a true gentleman . Sadly missed indeed as is Ben.

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Old 2nd September 2019, 18:49
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John/s postings were always those of a true gentleman . Sadly missed indeed as is Ben.

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Always cheered me up when I saw his avatar. Miss him a good deal.
But we cannot hang around for ever. What does Omar Khayyam say:

Think, in this batter'd Caravanserai
Whose Doorways are alternate Night and Day
How Sultan after Sultan with his Pomp
Abode his hour or two, and went his away.
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Tis all a Chequer-board of nights and days
Where Destiny with men for Pieces plays:
Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays,
And one by one back in the closet lays
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Old 5th September 2019, 11:15
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John Briggs crossed the bar three years ago today.
A much respected long term member of Ships Nostalgia.
I had the great privilege of staying with him a couple of times at his home in NSW, and had a fantastic time with him.
A man of great seafaring experience, and reached the highest pinnacles in several marine areas of expertise.
The greatest thing, I found, was that he remained every bodies man with no airs and graces.
A good man, and I'm sure still sadly missed.
A great post Dicky. I exchanged PMs with John many times and as you say - Sadly missed.

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I always thought John Briggs had an association with Sister Eleff who seems to have left our ranks.
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Bless you all, I have just logged in after an absence of some time. Yes Dickyboy it was 3 years but in some ways it seems more like 20rs! The first 18 months were torturous but I won't go into that here.

What gave us away Holland 25? Yes there was 'an association' between John and I but we tried to keep it quiet on the site at the time. However, there were a few in the 'know' such as Dickyboy who stayed with us for a couple of memorable times. Bozo, John's dog, and I are both well, he is 12Żyrs now but still a puppy at heart.

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Welcome back Sister.
You have been missed.
Good to hear that you and Bozo are both well.
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Great pleasure to see you back Sister Eleff. You were sorely missed, as are the posts from Dick!
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I can't honestly say,it was just a feeling I had. Welcome back.
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Good afternoon Sis, and welcome back indeed. Less of the sore please Art, you know her reputation with that syringe! David V
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Bless you all, I have just logged in after an absence of some time. Yes Dickyboy it was 3 years but in some ways it seems more like 20rs! The first 18 months were torturous but I won't go into that here.

What gave us away Holland 25? Yes there was 'an association' between John and I but we tried to keep it quiet on the site at the time. However, there were a few in the 'know' such as Dickyboy who stayed with us for a couple of memorable times. Bozo, John's dog, and I are both well, he is 12Żyrs now but still a puppy at heart.

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I didn't grass you up Sis, honest! . I'm pleaded things are sorting themselves now. Very pleased that Bozo is okay as well. A lovely little pooch
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Welcome back aboard, Sis!

Most things around here are in need of a health check and your pearls of wisdom are always welcome.

Best,

Barrie
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Old 29th September 2019, 19:52
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What a treat to see you back posting, Sis, welcome home....
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