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Somewhat of an inheritance

Postby Rocketmann » Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:30 pm

My best friend of 23 years was the person that got me interested in Whisky. Unfortunately, he passed away a couple years ago. I was talking to his widow over the weekend and she handed me this big sack of his old Whisky Magazines. I'm surprised she still had them. Over half haven't even been opened. The collection has issues 1 through 37, minus issue 19. It's absolutely amazing.
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Postby les taylor » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:34 pm

Rocketman. Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. If you get round to reading the magazines. You might be able to have some good reflections and memories about your friend.

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Postby Rocketmann » Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:46 pm

Thanks Les. I've been leafing through them and reading all the write ups on all my favorite single malts. It's such a great magazine.

It sounds sappy but he gave me an engaved flask a while back. I've made it a tradition to go to his grave on the anniversary of his death and have a toast of something like Lagavulin.
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Postby les taylor » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:07 pm

Hi Rocketman the whisky mag is a good one. As for your tradition what a nice thing to do. He would be proud of you. Its a nice way to be remembered. Keep up the good work.


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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:26 pm

Yes Rocketmann, nothing sappy about that and it may turn into a nice tradition for you.

We all like to remember people in our own way and yours is as good if not better than most.

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Postby vitara7 » Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:35 pm

i had arranged a trip to islay with my grandfather who used to work at a couple of the distilleries over there, he died a month before we were about to go, i still went on the trip, but i brought a bottle back, just for him and poured it on his grave so that in a way, he still got to go over.
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Postby Rocketmann » Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:05 pm

Vitara, that is very cool. I would love to go to Scotland/Ireland. My wife and daughter are blazing red head's with bright green eyes. I think we may wait until my daughter is out of high school to go.
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Postby martin grant » Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:10 pm

That sounds like a very fitting tribute Vitara
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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:57 pm

Yes, very nice tribute to your grandfather vitara7. I'll bet the site is probably a bit greener and nicer then the rest after pouring the water of life over it. May I ask what whisky it was?
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Postby TheLaddie » Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:09 am

Rocketmann wrote:My wife and daughter are blazing red head's


Mine too. No wonder we both drink...
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:29 am

TheLaddie wrote:
Rocketmann wrote:My wife and daughter are blazing red head's


Mine too. No wonder we both drink...


And I'm a red head too so I just need to drink for my own sake :wink:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:26 pm

We celebrate the passing of a dear one with a quaich of whisky leaving our friend a little for the journey. We understand so little.

PS: I used to be a flaming redhead as well 8) Then I met Mrs C :lol:
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:37 pm

We even have our own website

http://www.redandproud.com/

:lol: :roll:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:07 am

Good grief :roll:

It's quite fun though :lol:
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Postby les taylor » Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:08 pm

I used to know a girl who was a redhead no hair just a redhead. :shock:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:39 pm

"She had luxurious red hair all down her back...none on her head, mind you...."
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