a great young fella. missing him.
Just wanted to say my thoughts are with Liam's family and friends at this time of year and all of us that enjoyed his company on here.
Rest in peace Weeman
Two years already.. where does the time go ?
I still miss you Buddy .
Remember Liam being the only one who actually enjoyed my bay area '67 look.
Miss his sense of humour and him getting so annoyed when I said I didn't like print shirts ...
I still think about the guy often.
Three years but not forgotten buddy.
Aye, he was a fine gentleman and greatly missed.
I didn't know Liam well, but like everyone else I liked him, and enjoyed his contributions here. I remember when he passed and it was a shock to me -- and he was so young, probably fifteen years my junior. I remember feeling so terrible for his fiance, and for his parents, and thinking that life was like a strange river.
So meanwhile I've gone my own way and I haven't been on FNB for years. As you can see from my post count, I was never a big force on here anyway, but I liked this forum and lurked on it for ages -- and this was years ago, let's see it's 2017 now so I would say it was practically a decade ago when I first came on. I can't give the exact date, I don't know it, but I kept coming back, especially during a period when I was sick of all the other online clothing forums and really got a laugh out of some of the threads on here that were critical of them, even if they often crossed the line into meanspiritedness at times -- this was around 2011 or 2012, and about that time I registered and may have even posted a bit. In any event I kind of drifted away not too long after Liam's passing, by early 2014 for sure.
It seems a different place here now -- as every forum in the world always is when you look at it after the passage of a handful of years -- and I recognize some faces while others are new, I'm enjoying the new tenor of the threads, and I appreciate that the Liam topics remain stickied at the top.
But something happened a moment ago that I probably ought to share here. I clicked "Messages" on the top bar, and saw a new pm in my inbox -- from Liam!
He'd sent it to me back in June of 2013, almost four years to the day. We'd been talking in pm about stuff and I'd expressed interest in some of the photographs he'd taken. I wondered if he'd done any postprocessing on them. I'd faded off the board before I ever checked my messages for his answer. So just now I got it. No, he said to me four years ago, the images weren't from one of the photo apps that were trendy at the time. And he also told me about the place where they were taken. It was a place that was very beautiful and peaceful and that he liked being there. It wasn't a lake -- which is what it looked like in the pictures -- but it was actually a river that had forked around an island, "a very nice spot for watching birds and also fishing."
Great post SOP , i often think of our great pal liam.
To me this forum is tied to Liams memory and even though its been quiet of late, i hope we preserve the place for him.
I will never leave the place......
Toast to the wee man.
I'll raise my glass to that - I never knew Liam, but I think the words in his threads and his honorary place as moderator of these forums speak to what a special place this is on the internet, something I can be a part of today in large part because of the kind of person he seems to have been.
Never forgotten on here Liam,rest in peace my friend..
I knew Liam briefly some years ago from another forum. We'd chatted a little, then when I listed some shoes on eBay he ended up with them- we put two and two together from usernames I think and spotted the coincidence. He was a sweet guy. Reading this thread today has been a huge shock, but it's great to read the comments about him. Such a shame.