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Forget your cider drinkers thread and any other discussions on the best whiskies/whiskeys etc today ...... there's only one acceptable drink for many today.

You may return to your preferred tipple after you have raised a glass of Famous Grouse to your lips.....

The toast is, "Absent friends"

Still missing you big man. :red:
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I didn't know that was his tipple. :D Given my current state of immobility I'll have to toast him at home with a Highland Park, I'm sure he wouldn't object. :thumleft:
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BaggyTrousers wrote:I didn't know that was his tipple. :D Given my current state of immobility I'll have to toast him at home with a HIghland Park, I'm sure he wouldn't object. :thumleft:
Not at all Baggy - my post is of course prescriptive and slightly tongue in cheek.

Cables would have defended the right of anyone to toast (or not to toast) with whatever tipple they preferred .... and quite right he would have been too! :salut:
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It was always a wee Grouse I had with Cables in the Scoop.
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Rooster wrote:It was always a wee Grouse I had with Cables in the Scoop.
Sure you're always grousin' about something. Sorry I missed this on Wednesday :banghead: The irreplaceable has never been replaced. May have to have a late toast this evening to the great man. :salut:
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5 years - hard to believe, but sadly it's true.

Last year I temporarily distracted from a cider drinkers thread that was current then.

This year i will attempt to distract momentarily from another thread that is ongoing with this load of tosh ....... and cables would have defended my right to post such tosh into the bargain. He wouldn't have liked it, but he would have defended my right to do it. :D

There once was a man named cables
On whom no one could turn the tables
He was so great at stats
We all raised our hats
Sadly he’s now joined the angels

A man who reached firm conclusions
He was a great supporter of ‘Unions’
To a couple he swayed
Namely ‘Rugby’ and ‘Trade’
With zeal but no disillusions

The same man was also called Stanley
He drank Scotch, was hirsute and manly.
He was incredibly bright
And liked things done right
So he wouldn’t like how this limerick ends


Miss you mucker! :salut:
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:salut:
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BaggyTrousers wrote:
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Hard to believe it's been 5 years :salut: :salut: :salut: :salut: :salut:
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Before my time but he sounds like my type of guy.

RIP sir.
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Belated bump.
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BR wrote:Belated bump.
:salut:

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One day late to commemorate the late cables - wasn't able to get to puter yesterday - but was able to raise a wee glass of Grouse to his memory. :salut:

10 years awol! :shock:
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There's a few of us here that like to footer about with stats from time to time but Cables was in a different league :salut:
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