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ANNOUNCEMENT - Deeply Sad News

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Fat Controller, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. Upsydaisy

    Upsydaisy Total Gardener

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    Yes so did I FC.....I sat in my greenhouse , and listened to Abide With Me. I shall raise a cuppa too.

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    • Fat Controller

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      His deep understanding of the mobility issues Shirl suffered carried forward to him being an absolute rock as I was battling with my own mobility after coming out of hospital. Make no mistake, folks like Eddy, @wiseowl @shiney and many others on this forum were instrumental in pushing me to 'get my legs back' - - I won't ever forget it.
       
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      • JWK

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        Paying my last respects to Eddy, I will miss him.
         
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        • pete

          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          I will miss those arguments we used to have.
          I think he secretly like a good old argument.;)
           
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          • JWK

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            What was Eddy's favourite drink, I was about to have a G & T but thought he might have preferred wine ?
             
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              pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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              Think he was a single malt man.
              I cant afford that so I'm on blackberry wine.;)
               
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                He was indeed - single malt or a good blend.

                I admit I am on cider as my insides don't cope with whiskey any more.
                 
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                • pete

                  pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                  Not good for a Scotsman, but I struggle with it these days.
                  I've gone onto the odd G+T as @JWK likes sometimes, can say the odd Bacardi and Coke is quite smooth.
                  Anyway, Cheers to Eddie.
                   
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                  • JWK

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                    Well I found a Tesco Special Reserve Blend must be a good one if it's Special ;) just had a double, warms the cockles, cheers Eddy :ccheers:
                     
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                    • pete

                      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                      Just happened to have a bottle lying around in the cupboard , eh?:biggrin:
                       
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                      • JWK

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                        We normally have Johnnie Walker just for visitors , not had any visitors for a year so it must have evaporated.
                         
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                        • pete

                          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                          Just for visitors, eh?

                          Think I might visit sometime.;):biggrin:
                           
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                            Deeply embarrassed that this is the first time I've noticed this thread. Such sad news, as with others I will raise a glass tonight to the memory of @ARMANDII
                             
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                              My garden is a living tribute to Eddy's kindness and generosity, so every time I potter round, the hostas, hemerocallis and geraniums remind me of him. Cheers, Eddy :cheers:
                               
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                                Freddy Miserable git, well known for it

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                                A strange thing...
                                I raised a thread a few years ago regarding what to plant against my (then newly built) pergola. With input from Eddy I decided to plant a Clematis, Armandii, ‘Enham Star’. It was doing fine, until a few weeks back when for no apparent reason, it died. I’ve since planted another...
                                 
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