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Old 12-20-2012, 08:42 PM   #21
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We're a week from Christmas and my cards are out. This is the last one left to send!!



Thanks one and all for another year of trawler facts, assistance and entertainment!! I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday season and 2013 filled with tailwinds and following seas!!

Merry Christmas to all!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:57 PM   #22
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the East side of Canada

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:11 PM   #23
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Merry Christmas to all!! We have been blessed in 2012- may 2013 bring blessings still and the ability for us to all bless others!
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:31 PM   #24
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Merry Christmas to all!! We have been blessed in 2012- may 2013 bring blessings still and the ability for us to all bless others!
Holy Crap, Woody!! That's a lot of frickin' blessings, but I'll drink to that!!

Gotta get back to fishing now!!





(Seriously, nice post, Sheriff! And may the Blessings of Christmas fall richly upon you and yours.)
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:38 AM   #25
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Y'all have a good one - but not toooo good mind....
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Handsome lookin' family you got there Fly...
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:24 AM   #26
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and a very merry Christmas to all from centeral australia.we have water at the moment.its raining.

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Old 12-21-2012, 05:31 AM   #27
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If we'll have "tomorrow" , MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Today is the day?

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Old 12-21-2012, 11:25 AM   #28
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:00 PM   #29
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A New Christmas Poem

New Christmas Poem

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF
PLASTER AND STONE.

I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY
WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
AND TO SEE JUST WHO
IN THIS HOME DID LIVE.

I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
NOT EVEN A TREE.

NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES
OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.

WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
AWARDS OF ALL KINDS,
A SOBER THOUGHT
CAME THROUGH MY MIND.

FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT,
IT WAS DARK AND DREARY,
I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER,
ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.

THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING,
SILENT, ALONE,
CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR
IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.

THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE,
THE ROOM IN SUCH DISORDER,
NOT HOW I PICTURED
A UNITED STATES SOLDIER.

WAS THIS THE HERO
OF WHOM I'D JUST READ?
CURLED UP ON A PONCHO,
THE FLOOR FOR A BED?

I REALIZED THE FAMILIES
THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT,
OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS
WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.

SOON ROUND THE WORLD,
THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY,
AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE
A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.

THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM
EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR,
BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS,
LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.

I COULDN'T HELP WONDER
HOW MANY LAY ALONE,
ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE
IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.

THE VERY THOUGHT
BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE,
I DROPPED TO MY KNEES
AND STARTED TO CRY.

THE SOLDIER AWAKENED
AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE,
"SANTA DON'T CRY,
THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;
I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM,
I DON'T ASK FOR MORE,

"MY LIFE IS MY GOD,
MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS."
THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER
AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP,

I COULDN'T CONTROL IT,
I CONTINUED TO WEEP.
I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS,
SO SILENT AND STILL

AND WE BOTH SHIVERED
FROM THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.
I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE
ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT,

THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOR
SO WILLING TO FIGHT.
THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER,
WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE,

WHISPERED, "CARRY ON SANTA,
IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE."
ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH,
AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT.

'MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND,
AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT.'

This poem was written by a Marine. The following is his request. I think it is reasonable.....
PLEASE. Would you do me the kind favor of sending this to as many people as you can? Christmas will be coming soon and some credit is due to our U.S. service men, women, and Canadian Forces for our being able to celebrate these festivities.

Please, do your small part to plant this small seed. Let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us.

Merry Christmas from Mike and Tina
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:58 PM   #30
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Our boat is the smaller one, docked at Carillon Point,Kirkland WA.

We got to follow this Argosy Xmas ship through the OPENING in Lake Washington HWY 520 floating bridge last night. We have never before and likely will not again.

Interesting in the dark. Exciting for several retired pilot friends along for the ride.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:21 PM   #31
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Hello to All: I hope each of you have a merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:38 PM   #32
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Thanks.

The same to you all.

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Old 12-21-2012, 03:51 PM   #33
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Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to you all.
Nice and warm here on the Sunshine Coast 36deg C on Xmas day and lovin it.
If it snows herer we are in serious trouble.
Hope the new year is happy and prosperous for all and we get in a lot of boat miles.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:12 PM   #34
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Cool. The threads got merged

The Winter Solstice is Here!!

Despite snow and cold, the Junco's, Chickadee's, and Pine Siskin's were all singing this morning...it's like they know the days will start getting longer tomorrow.

Hope everybody has a good spin around the sun this next year, and helps make this little Earth of ours a better place for future generations.

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May you all have the world in your palm. Bless you all.

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Old 12-22-2012, 06:23 AM   #36
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Merry Christmas to all you Trawlerites.
I hope you are surrounded by family, loved ones and good cheer.

I'll be missing out this year, surrounded by oil wells, desert and razor wire.
(someone has to keep the oil & diesel coming for your boats)
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:12 AM   #37
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May you get your Christmas wish (s). We were lucky. Santa came early down south. We went back in the water on Thursday. Happy Holidays to all!
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:27 AM   #38
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Sailors pray,
For fair winds and a following sea

The smell of salt in the air,
The feel of their skin as it's touched by the spray

An albatross soaring above,
Dolphins in the ship's wake at play

To witness a work of art that only God can create,
The sunset at the end of day

At night a million stars in the sky,
Safe anchorage in an islands lee

When the time comes to die as for all it must,
To awake in Sailors Heaven where nothing ever rusts

And always there would be,
Fair winds and a following sea
(By C D Williams)

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND SAFE TRAVELS
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Merry Christmas to all you Trawlerites.
I hope you are surrounded by family, loved ones and good cheer.

I'll be missing out this year, surrounded by oil wells, desert and razor wire.
(someone has to keep the oil & diesel coming for your boats)
AusCan, Are you over there in the sand box? Some guys get all the luck!!

Thanks for all you do to keep the rest of us safe and free to boat! God bless you and your family!
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:05 PM   #40
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Merry Christmas everyone and I hope you all have a safe and wonderful new year.

Thanks for your support this year

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