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Posted - 08/09/2018 :  05:30:45  Show Profile  Visit shrubshall's Homepage Send shrubshall a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Tom McGreevey

Tom we met but once all those years ago
Sitting there after a long ride
Waiting to meet our Patron
Who was standing to one side
But when she appeared it was a pleasure
For the likes of you and I
To meet Dame Vera Lynn at last
The Forces Sweetheart of years gone by
But we also made lots of friends that day
Becoming part of everyday lives
People like Paula Mac and Peter
To name them all I wont even try
Then later you were unable to join us
In London promoting my first book
But you were there in spirit
As over my shoulder I would look
So I thought Id write a few words now Tom
Because friends are friends in need
And I know youve been friends to many
Helping them to succeed
You took over running a Radio show
For Veterans such as you
And with the help of others
Its another interest too
So stand up Soldier and be recognized
Accept every accolade
For youve displayed such fortitude
For many a past decade
But sadly for you the time has come
Not goodbye as those memories well all keep
With you as a Guardian Angel to watch over your loved ones
Even when they are fast asleep

Regards to Paula x x x and may you Rest in Peace Tom

Dennis Shrubshall 7th September 2018


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Posted - 18/09/2018 :  03:39:20  Show Profile  Visit shrubshall's Homepage Send shrubshall a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Can we all bow our heads in remembrance of Tom who's funeral is today and our condolences to Paula and Family
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Rob Carson

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Posted - 18/09/2018 :  05:20:37  Show Profile Send Rob Carson a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Interesting to read your thoughtful poem, Tom McGreevy,
capturing an important moment in the history of the site and in celebrating the life of one of its quiding lights. Very fitting indeed and a timely reminder of how precious this moment is...
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Posted - 20/09/2018 :  06:35:59  Show Profile  Visit janhedger's Homepage  Send janhedger an AOL message Send janhedger a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you for your fitting poem Shrubby - I had my 2 mins silence for Tom yesterday xx

We cannot stop, because if a single one of these men were taken and shot, that would be our fault - Edith Cavell
http://www.janscreativewriting.co.uk/ -updated Aug 17 - with new poems/photo's - video interviews - see PowerPoint slide shows, audio files & my books.
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Posted - 20/09/2018 :  12:27:52  Show Profile  Visit Mac's Homepage Send Mac a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Tom Mcgreevy, it's odd how that name conjures up standards, loyalty, professionalism etc and that man will be sadly missed for sure.

Dream, Hope, Believe, Do
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Peter Southern

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Posted - 22/09/2018 :  03:55:18  Show Profile  Visit Peter Southern's Homepage Send Peter Southern a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Will miss him.

He introduced me to the site and helped me with being a mod and admin.

Stand easy Tom.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away
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