Into November.

Well we survived another HALLO’WEEN night with a minimal of destruction. It was quiet image005[1]tom and Iaround Abram Village, just heard a few fireworks going off, but no ghosts or gobblins came to our door trick or treating! The only problem with that is that now Linda and I will have eat the goodies we had purchased for visiting ghouls. Sunday was a busy day, church in the morning and then hit the road for the poppy drive. It managed to rain as I went door to door with my poppy tray, but all in all the weather wasn’t too bad, not windy or cold. November is a bleak month that brings back many sad memories as we near Remembrance Day. It is a time when I particularly remember my shipmates who have already crossed the bar. So sad because I still remember them as young men full of life and mischief. In those long ago times we never thought about death or dying we were indestructible. Alas, death photocomes to us all eventually but no matter how long we live, losing a shipmate never gets easier. I will once again attend a solemn Remembrance Day service to honour my lost friends and shipmates. I will think of the hilarious and sometimes stupid things we did together in the various ports of call. The serious moments, the hangovers, caps off at the Captains Table, missing the boat and foreign romances that were doomed to failure. michael-21Beautiful girls we swore we would come back for but never did!. All gone in the mist of time leaving us only with our memories, but what wonderful memories they are, we retain all the happy moments as only a shipmate can do. We sail off into a sunset or a high sea with our memories  stowed securely against the coming storms. Ready Aye Ready.

God Bless and keep reading.cockade 003

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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