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Fiddler's Green?

What would other members think about a new forum topic, Fiddler's Green, where we could memorialize sailors that have passed on? It could be for notable sailors, or friends that had a passion for sailing, or maybe even other SailNet members. A thread might be as simple as a link to an obit.

I would prefer a separate forum so these kind of memorials don't get buried amidst all the routine traffic. Thoughts?
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Sounds a bit morbid... but not a bad idea.
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anyone in particular you are thinking of? is john franklin too obscure?
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What would other members think about a new forum topic, Fiddler's Green, where we could memorialize sailors that have passed on? It could be for notable sailors, or friends that had a passion for sailing, or maybe even other SailNet members. A thread might be as simple as a link to an obit.

I would prefer a separate forum so these kind of memorials don't get buried amidst all the routine traffic. Thoughts?
I like the idea... which is why i started the Rest In Peace thread... it get's buried
but it's easy to do the search to find it.... http://www.sailnet.com/forums/showth...ght=rest+peace
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Joel,

I like your RIP thread. It's just that I felt there ought to be a forum on SailNet dedicated exclusively to departed sailors, with each sailor having his/her own thread.

Hoffa, Our sail and canvas maker recently drowned from his boat, and I wanted to post a note about him, which is why this suggestion has occurred to me.
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John... gotcha. I agree that it would be nice for there to be a separate thread for each person... it would be more of a memorial than the thread i started. I also like that it would be dedicated to sailors exclusively.
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With Robert Gainer's passing, I thought I'd bump this one back up and see if thinking has changed any?

There are some nice tributes to Robert being posted in his thread. I just wish they would be more readily accessible, rather than being lost in the depths of the "General Discussion" forum.
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I like the idea.
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Here's the Fidler's Green I know - I was in the 1st Cav in RVN 68-69

Halfway down the trail to Hell, in a shady meadow green
Are the Souls of all dead troopers camped, near a good old-time canteen.
And this eternal resting place is known as Fiddlers' Green.
Marching past, straight through to Hell the Infantry are seen. >>
Accompanied by the Engineers, Artillery and Marines,
For none but the shades of Cavalrymen dismount at Fiddlers' Green.
Though some go curving down the trail to seek a warmer scene.
No trooper ever gets to Hell ere he's emptied his canteen.
And so rides back to drink again with friends at Fiddlers' Green.
And so when man and horse go down beneath a saber keen,
Or in a roaring charge of fierce melee you stop a bullet clean,
And the hostiles come to get your scalp, just empty your canteen,
And put your pistol to your head and come to Fiddlers' Green.>>
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