The Black Dog

Messages of those who have been turned in.
sully11
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Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:35 pm
Real Full Name: Mark Sullivan
Rank and Rate/Category: CPOETC3
Enlistment Date: 11 Jan 1970
Date of Discharge: 11 Jan 1982
Ships and Depots Served: Nirimba, cerberus, derwent, stalwart, watson, platypus, vampire, Nirimba

Re: The Black Dog

Post by sully11 » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:51 am

Demo , its not that nobody cares about you , its just that no-one knows what to say. There are the usual meaningless platitudes but until you have been there it doesnt resonate. . I personally hope you can get relief and be with us for many years to come as you are part of a unique group of people joined by the " circus " oops I meant " service ". Hang in as best you can.

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demo
Posts: 167
Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:59 pm
Location: Philippines
Real Full Name: Brian Demeary
Rank and Rate/Category: POMTP3
Enlistment Date: 18 Nov 1962
Date of Discharge: 07 Sep 1979
Ships and Depots Served: Cerberus, Vendetta, Yarra, Albatross, Melbourne, Creswell, Perth, Brisbane x 2, 1MCE, Penguin
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Re: The Black Dog

Post by demo » Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:01 pm

I had my 5 year old son sitting on my lap last night in front of the computer. He asked me what was wrong, why was I so sad.
I then found it fucking very difficult to try and tell his what was thinking.
He then gave me a big KISS and told me he LOVED me, tears immediately started to run down my cheeks and then I knew that I could not hurt him any more.
He was the turning point in me and I will be around for a while to see him grow.
Thank you for all that offered support and believed in me myself as me, for being a human being.
I still have the fucking demons in my head but with the continued support of you guys I think I should be able to make it OK.
I previously asked my wife a couple of times why she got married and the reply was " To give my Son financial support" Not one word about love.
Maybe in time, who knows?

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dinger
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:18 am
Real Full Name: Royce Bell
Rank and Rate/Category: LCDR
Enlistment Date: 21 Sep 1966
Date of Discharge: 10 Jun 1994
Ships and Depots Served: Cerberus Queenborough Perth Harman Vendetta Teal Kuttabul Leeuwin Melbourne Navy Office Defence HQ

Re: The Black Dog

Post by dinger » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:02 pm

Thank God! Out of the mouth of babes comes love and hope. Demo, I have despaired as to how I could possibly help but I thought anything I said would be inadequate. Give your 5 year old son a hug
from me because he has said and achieved more than I, with 70+ more years experience, was able to muster.
The world is the pearl in our oyster and our kids are our being and our future.

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Joe
Posts: 482
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:07 pm
Real Full Name: Joseph White
Rank and Rate/Category: APOWTR
Enlistment Date: 03 Apr 1963
Date of Discharge: 07 Jul 1969
Ships and Depots Served: Sydney Melbourne Cerberus Lonsdale Kuttabul Penguin

Re: The Black Dog

Post by Joe » Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:38 pm

Hooray Demo
Welcome back! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
Called the local Vets Assoc today. The bloke I need was not in. Explained the problem. They will have a look and see what can be done.
In the meantine tell those demons that there are whole lot of blokes out and about that are ready to take 'em on.
Maybe let your wife know the reason you are with her and the sacrifices you both have had to make to produce provide and bring up your beautiful boy.
Good luck and stay active on The Gun Plot. I am sure there is a funny story you can share about your boy.......

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demo
Posts: 167
Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:59 pm
Location: Philippines
Real Full Name: Brian Demeary
Rank and Rate/Category: POMTP3
Enlistment Date: 18 Nov 1962
Date of Discharge: 07 Sep 1979
Ships and Depots Served: Cerberus, Vendetta, Yarra, Albatross, Melbourne, Creswell, Perth, Brisbane x 2, 1MCE, Penguin
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Re: The Black Dog

Post by demo » Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:16 pm

Hi,
Since that night when my son sat on my lap and told me he LOVED me I am feeling better.
when I looked into his eyes all I saw was nothing but admiration and as he said LOVE for me. I honestly cried when he told me, as you say, out of the mouth of babes.
I could not and will not leave him behind any more since he said that to me.
Thank all who did respond but it took him to bring me back to life

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Joe
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Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:07 pm
Real Full Name: Joseph White
Rank and Rate/Category: APOWTR
Enlistment Date: 03 Apr 1963
Date of Discharge: 07 Jul 1969
Ships and Depots Served: Sydney Melbourne Cerberus Lonsdale Kuttabul Penguin

Re: The Black Dog

Post by Joe » Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:22 pm

Merry Christmas mate πŸ˜‰!

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demo
Posts: 167
Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:59 pm
Location: Philippines
Real Full Name: Brian Demeary
Rank and Rate/Category: POMTP3
Enlistment Date: 18 Nov 1962
Date of Discharge: 07 Sep 1979
Ships and Depots Served: Cerberus, Vendetta, Yarra, Albatross, Melbourne, Creswell, Perth, Brisbane x 2, 1MCE, Penguin
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Re: The Black Dog

Post by demo » Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:38 pm

Back to you and yours as well. It will not be the same as before but I will try an make it as good as I can

clarky50
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Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:20 pm
Real Full Name: Robert Clark
Rank and Rate/Category: LME
Enlistment Date: 07 Jul 1966
Date of Discharge: 13 Feb 1973
Ships and Depots Served: Leeuwin, Sydney, Moresby, Cerberus, Queenborough, Kuttabul, Melbourne, Kuttabul

Re: The Black Dog

Post by clarky50 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:48 pm

Hey Demo just checkin how you are mate?? All good I hope
Cheers n beers
Rob Clark

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demo
Posts: 167
Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:59 pm
Location: Philippines
Real Full Name: Brian Demeary
Rank and Rate/Category: POMTP3
Enlistment Date: 18 Nov 1962
Date of Discharge: 07 Sep 1979
Ships and Depots Served: Cerberus, Vendetta, Yarra, Albatross, Melbourne, Creswell, Perth, Brisbane x 2, 1MCE, Penguin
Contact:

Re: The Black Dog

Post by demo » Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:34 pm

clarky50,
Still going mate, thanks for checking up on me.
Christmas was so so, not the same as usually.
My sons' face lit up when he saw his present, it was what he wrote in his letter to Santa that he wanted.
Still having strange thoughts but will gradually overcome them, I hope.
Have not been any where as I am not up to visiting people yet. Besides that there is the Covid-19 virus.

clarky50
Posts: 25
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:20 pm
Real Full Name: Robert Clark
Rank and Rate/Category: LME
Enlistment Date: 07 Jul 1966
Date of Discharge: 13 Feb 1973
Ships and Depots Served: Leeuwin, Sydney, Moresby, Cerberus, Queenborough, Kuttabul, Melbourne, Kuttabul

Re: The Black Dog

Post by clarky50 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:12 pm

Good to hear mate stay strong and safe

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