Tribute to a fine man and a good friend

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Project by rilanda posted 10-06-2015 04:07 PM 722 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sadly I lost a very good mate on September 12th 2015. He was a fine man and a good musician, his love of music is depicted in the line “Meet on the ledge” which he had adopted as a parting when he was saying farewell to friends and acquaintances. It is a song title from a group called Fairport Convention. When I first met him he was living on a narrow boat on the River Trent at Beeston, Nottingham. and his boat was called Fairport. He knew the band members of both Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span on a personal basis. His other life interest was the North American Indian tribes and their culture, he asked me several years ago to make him a Thunderbird that he could wear as a pendant which he used to wear on a daily basis (photo 3 is of that pendant, so with that in mind I carved a replica of that pendant onto this memorial. The memorial hangs in a local cafe where we used to meet on a daily basis for quite a few years. Needless to say I will miss him immensely it is difficult to find the right words to express my feeling of loss, but tis I can do for him. RIP Tony meet on the ledge one day.

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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#1 posted 10-06-2015 05:17 PM

Sorry for your loss Bill it is never an easy time. That is a very fitting tribute you made.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#2 posted 10-06-2015 05:37 PM

Beautiful, a fine tribute, sorry for your loss but you have done well to keep great memories.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#3 posted 10-06-2015 05:38 PM

Bill, well said. His friendship must have ment a lot to you, it shows in the carving and the words you used. Iv’e spent a lot of hours listening to both Fairport and Steeleye. Two of my favorite bands. My condolences on your loss.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 10-06-2015 07:23 PM

A good and fitting memorial for a good friend. Good friends are hard to come by. My condolences.

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#5 posted 10-06-2015 09:35 PM

Sorry for your loss Bill. You have made a beautiful tribute to your friend. RIP Tony

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 10-08-2015 04:56 PM

Beautiful work Bill. I’m sure your friend would be honored. I’m so sorry for your loss.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#7 posted 10-11-2015 01:30 PM

That’s a beautiful tribute. Something that I’m sure will be helping you with storing away the memories of a wonderful person you’ve met in your life.

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#8 posted 10-12-2015 04:40 PM

That is a beautiful memorial plaque for him and you did a fine job on it. I’m sorry for your loss and I’m sure that you’ll always miss him.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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