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I'll try and sort some pics out but don't have many of my parents, i am 1 of 8 children ( all still alive ) and when our parents died everything was shared out.
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You are the oldest of eight?  Big families were not that uncommon, I guess, until the 1970's.  Families did get smaller and most have stayed that way.  
Cordibaz - did you find that you had to be a pseudo-parent to you siblings?  
How do you all get along now?
Are you all still in England?


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Hi Ali,
Great pics of your dad, he looks like a real cool dude, sorry to here that he passed away at the young age of 72, I bet you miss him very much.
I am sending this poem in the hope it doesn't upset anyone, that is not my intention.

VIETNAM

By Barrie Cordingley

 Where`s Vietnam mummy, please show me on the map,

I want to see where daddy went to war,

I want to learn the names of all cities and the towns,

And I want to see the places daddy saw.

 
When I grow up to be a man, I`ll go and visit Vietnam,

And the places, who`s names have made you cry,

I`ll see what we were fighting for, in that land so far away,

And I`ll discover why daddy had to die.

 

And when I return home, perhaps then I`ll understand,

Why Americans were forced to go and fight,

And why thousands had to die, in a far off distant land,

And if the war in Vietnam, was wrong, or right.

Baz.

 

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Baz, That's good, very good. 

When he grows up to be a man he'll find that Daddy didn't have to die.
The war was wrong, not ours to fight.
We went to a land where we didn't belong, we went to a land because of a lie.
America is not always right.


My short quick attempt at a rhyming poem.
It is how I feel.  Fifty five thousand young men killed.  They were about my age then and should be my age today but they never had a chance in that awful war that was so cruel to all who had the misfortune to be there at that time.   

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I love that pic of your dad, Ali.

He was so handsome. And he loved animals!

His first heart attack at 48???!!! (wow!) So young.

You seemed very close to him (just by the way you talk). Life is so hard sometimes.
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Baz, That's good, very good. 

When he grows up to be a man he'll find that Daddy didn't have to die.
The war was wrong, not ours to fight.
We went to a land where we didn't belong, we went to a land because of a lie.
America is not always right.


My short quick attempt at a rhyming poem.
It is how I feel.  Fifty five thousand young men killed.  They were about my age then and should be my age today but they never had a chance in that awful war that was so cruel to all who had the misfortune to be there at that time.   
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