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    Default Just my Tribute to Lou!

    Never been much of a Poet for sure but have tried !!

    The Lad from Hull who craved going to Sea
    No older the Fourteen that's all he be.

    To follow his dream, his age he had changed
    So that his life could somehow be rearranged

    So off he sailed on a Ship called Lech
    Where he learnt on there to do his best.

    Many Years he sailed to ports of intrigue
    And very seldom did he get any leave

    But just to be on the Ships was his true Passion
    He loved that life and the food that they rationed

    Until one Day a ship he was on was hit
    Which more than shook him and all up a bit

    He was lucky to survive with a lot of the others
    They tried to hide under the covers

    But the Ship was sinking fast and all needed to get out
    So over the side they went into the arms of the enemy Boat

    For Years these Lads were kept in POW Camps
    There was no distinction of race or Ranks

    They all were equal and that they knew
    For to be there together and so few

    Was a Nightmare of untold proportions

    When treated with such Extortions (noun: unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority)


    Finally one day it all ended
    And most got to be mended

    They all went home to their loving Families
    To tell of their horrific tragedies

    Some stayed on at home
    But this Lad went back to roam

    The Seas he always loved
    And where he was happy and not shoved.

    This of course refers to Lou Barron the Lad from Hull
    RIP my dear friend always in my mind!


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    Default Re: Just my Tribute to Lou!

    Lou, a kindly gentle man whom you, Vernon and Irene gave much pleasure to in his visit to your home. Thank you both for giving Margaret and me the opportunity to share time with him at that time.
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    2, Not opening for me Richard!

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    our lou small in stature but a giant of a man we did only meet one afternoon but a pure gent we miss you my friend .. jp

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    Marian, It was taken in Liverpool when the Press did a nice write up on our dear shipmate.
    It is such a great shot of him in pensive mood. tried again to attach but this still comes up. Maybe it is restricted!!!
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    Have a feeling I have seen that particular photo of Lou posted previously, thank you anyway Richard.

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    Richard this what i got when trying to open your post. Cheers.
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    Strange that the Picture opens with no problem with me ,it is a really good one and nice and large too with Lou standing there looking at whatever! With his inner thoughts!
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    I will try and replicate for all.
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    Thank you Richard & Doc, that's a lovely photograph of Lou and not the one I thought had been posted before.

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