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  1. Eastbournemark

    Eastbournemark Proud Snowflake
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    Just a brief note of thanks to you all for all your replies. Despite my avatar strap line I feel remarkably resilient, some of this, I guess I can put down to the supportive vibe and kind thoughts you have made. My family are playing a blinder and the care from the community Macmillan nursing services is first class. I’m a lucky man.

    Many thanks to the Forum for giving my bike a featured page status. Appreciated.

    Kind regards, Mark.
     
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  2. stollydriver

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    Mark - as I said on an earlier post - you have touched the whole community, I know we all joke about, but posts - that make you sit up and think and realise that we winge over the most stupid things - that's grounding. Again my heart goes out to you and your family, all the best mate...
     
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  3. billyandmollysdad

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    Fuck...
    Stay strong Mark
     
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  4. learningtofly

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    We've not met, Mark, but you're clearly loved and I feel touched by your post. I wish you peace, and your family strength :heart:
     
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  5. half ton

    half ton Crème de la Crème

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    So sad to read your post Mark,I can't add anything more to what has already been said on here other than thanks for being on the forum and contributing to the family we seem to have all become,And as a Family we all enjoy the laughs along with enduring the sad times....And as Tony said above...Peace and Strength to you and your family:heart:
     
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  6. joe mc donald

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    Thanks for taking the time and strength to drop a few more lines to us your Brothers and Sisters. But there was no need to we all know how difficult it can be Mate. And I still reiterate everything said here and do send you all strength. Glad all your Family are so great for you and help you find strength my love and thoughts to them all as it can't be easy for them either. And as I said before we are all walking the same road maybe in our case riding the same highway. You are just riding a little faster than the rest of us. But don't despair we will catch you up soon mate and we will all be together again as a family without age or pain.
    God Bless You All
    Joe.
     
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  7. Adie P

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    Mark. I have, a number of times in my life, written things that have been emotionally charged . It seems that I'm fortunate enough to have some limited ability to elicit emotions through my written words. I've made people laugh and I've made people cry, I've even made people cry with laughter. My written words have made people happy, and have sometimes made people angry ... though not usually with deliberate intent. I've written and (just about) delivered eulogies that tore my heart out and left me stripped, bruised and openly in tatters. In all honesty, I'm not really a "writer" - I'm a simple transcriber of my own emotions and I'm very fortunate indeed that my words have been accepted and received in good faith for what they are ... emotions.

    In most of the important things I've written, the words have peeled away and taken a piece of me, a part of my feelings, and delivered that piece, that part, to whomever has received them. I have no idea whether or not these wordsof mine will have any effect but, if they do, may they bring you some warmth, some comfort and, perhaps, some pleasure at a time when they will be most needed.

    We don't know each other and, realistically, probably never will. But, as Triumph owners; as forum members, and as fellow motorcyclists, we have an invisble, intangible and indefinable bond that binds us, however lightly, in a way that makes a personal acquaintance superfluous.

    Whatever stage your life journey is at right now and however long that journey lasts, may the remainder be calm, peaceful, painless and pleasant.

    Ride on - and we'll ride with you as far as we can before that final left hand wave.
     
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  8. stollydriver

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    I don't think anybody could of put it better - beautiful piece of writing..
     
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  9. Foxy1

    Foxy1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm lost for words, and that's not like me. I can only agree with Adie's, beautiful, eloquent words.
     
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  10. Tricky-Dicky

    Tricky-Dicky Senior Member

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    Same here...so sorry to hear this news Mark, and as others have put into words that are far more eloquent than i ever could but i will be thinking of you and your family in these very trying times for you all...stay strong and keep your current attitude.
     
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  11. Bad Billy

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    Hi Mark,
    I have only just read your original post, I have no words to express how very sad it was to read, like many others on here I have never met you, but I wish you strength & peace brother. :heart:
     
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  12. Dawsy

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    Hi Mark. I to have never met you but I wish you and your family every happiness you can muster in this terrible situation. Don't forget to laugh when you can and remember the good times. I will hug my grandson tighter next time I see him.
     
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  13. Adie P

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    Thank you both, that's really kind of you. It breaks my heart to write words like that but, as I said, I just try to transcribe my feelings and hope that the comfort I'd LIKE to try to offer can be felt through the emotion of my words.

    I think - no, I'm sure - we all feel the same, I'm just moved to express it in the written word.

    I guess it behoves us all to remember "There but for the grace of God".
     
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  14. Cap City Murph

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    Peace be with you my Brother all the days of your life and with your family.
     
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  15. feckless

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    Terrible news Mark, I do not know you but have lost people in the same situation. your dignity is amazing. I hope the times ahead are not too hard for you .
     
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  16. Dozers Dad

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    Hi Mark,

    At the risk of sounding flippant? (not my intention)

    How's tricks mate? Hopefully you're comfortable & have your friends/family around you? We are all still thinking of you dude :)
     
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  17. Eastbournemark

    Eastbournemark Proud Snowflake
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    Thanks for your your thoughts. Bad news which I hope doesn’t drag you fine folk down. After consultation today looks like days / weeks away. Still blessed with my family and friends and their love. Not sure how my account here is closed down but guess someone will do the business Thank you everyone I’ve had more support from this forum than than I ever thought would be possible.

    Apologies if I don’t reply.
    All the best. Mark

    Oooooo by the way there is still a lovely T120 still for saleI have asked my good friend Steve to respond to reasonable offers in the bikes for sale section. Sorry for the sell got to think about my wife and be practical.
     
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  18. Dozers Dad

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    Really sorry to hear that Mark :confused:

    It certainly puts any occasional difficulties us lot might experience. Into a very clear perspective!
     
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  19. Callumity

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    I suspect quite a few of us are struggling to express our thoughts and staying silent for fear of saying something crass. I suspect those same people have you more in their thoughts than you might suppose.
     
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  20. Eastbournemark

    Eastbournemark Proud Snowflake
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    Believe me Forum Friends I feel your support. X
     
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