A tribute to a friend's Dad...who's going home...  

Nightguy_1961 55M
3324 posts
4/21/2006 3:33 pm

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A tribute to a friend's Dad...who's going home...

All Hands......ATTEN.......HUT!!!!

Let us pray....

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who biddest the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!
O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy Word,
Who walked on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!
Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!
O Trinity of love and power!
Our family shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect us wheresoever we go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

God, Who dost still the restless foam,
Protect the ones we love at home.
Provide that they should always be
By Thine own grace both safe and free.
O Father, hear us when we pray
For those we love so far away.

O Father, King of earth and sea,
We dedicate this ship to Thee.
In faith we send her on her way;
In faith to Thee we humbly pray:
O hear from Heaven our sailor's cry
And watch and guard her from on high!

And when at length her course is run,
Her work for home and country done,
Of all the souls that in her sailed
Let not one life in Thee have failed;
But hear from Heaven our sailor's cry,
And grant eternal life on high!

-The Navy Hymn


Bugler....sound 'Taps'

Lower the colors.......


This is in tribute to my amigo...whose father passed away...an old sailor heading home to his final port....a safe harbor.

NG61...bowing his head...one old sailor showing respect to another sailor heading home.....

BadAssBlonde1 56F
4989 posts
4/21/2006 3:40 pm


What a Tribute for our friend. It was good to all be together when we heard the news. I am speechless. He is indeed, Home.

Lady Hunter ... taking a seat at the Table

After all the sex is gone, there is the mind - Lady Hunter / BAB

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Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/21/2006 9:31 pm:
Lady Hunter,

It was the least I could do for a friend.

NGs_lady 64F
762 posts
4/21/2006 4:18 pm

My love,

As always, you have put yourself above and beyond duty. This is beautiful and I hope our friend appreciates it.

*hugs to him and to you*


Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/21/2006 9:31 pm:
I hope he appreciates it as well.

wickedeasy 66F  
25366 posts
4/21/2006 4:23 pm

sits looking at the picture of my dad on opening day, standing in waders, casting his line

"home is the sailor, home from the sea"

hugs Night - god bless you

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/21/2006 9:33 pm:

Thanks, darlin'....I hope our friend is doing okay...I know this is a tough damn time for him and the little one.

Whispersoftly5 52F
15176 posts
4/21/2006 10:52 pm

Hugs to you and your friend. What a nice, thoughtful and meaninful tribute. What a good friend you are.


Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/21/2006 11:24 pm:
Those of us who put on the uniform tend to look our for each other...no matter what age...no matter what generation....

sassybelle21 32F
13313 posts
4/21/2006 11:46 pm

May he rest in peace

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/22/2006 12:34 am:


4/22/2006 10:19 am

First stop in and am I glad I did. Grandpa a sailor in WW2. GOD's peace with HIM and comfort for those left! {=}

just a squirrel trying to get a nut

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/22/2006 11:01 pm:

Glad you stopped by...Welcome!!!!

As I said in an earlier response, military people and those associated with the military in some form tend to stick together.


rm_____Jake__ 46M
134 posts
4/23/2006 5:14 am

My Brother.
I dont even have the words to show my appreciation.
Thank you, and everyone who offered their words and prayers during ths difficult week. I am blessed to know all of you.

To all of those who have defended us, and are now at Home, thank you!

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/23/2006 5:42 am:

Don't worry about finding the words, mi amigo...but the first round's on you down in Raleigh. *grins*

rm_____Jake__ 46M
134 posts
5/20/2006 5:50 pm

The first round? what about the next and the next (ad infinium)
And here is the final tribute to he who has gone home.

Flight Of Crows
The green glow of spring
hides what happens inside.
New life explodes
to herald in your end.

Fragments of your life,
we've reunited to watch.
A father's children,
yet the roles are reversed.

Only as you slip away
have we become family.
Put the past to rest
and this is your last gift.

We will help guide you,
rest easy as we comfort.
Hush and hear the caw,
it's time for you to fly home.

Nightguy_1961 replies on 5/20/2006 9:57 pm:
Nice piece of work, amigo...thanks.

As to the other rounds.....

We'll work that out somehow

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