Pirates Unite

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1. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3549 posts) 5y 2 Star this if you like it!

Long ago there was a motley group of pirates based around the world
We pillaged and we parlaid and sometimes we met up and drank rum

We had parents guiding our way Kris & Gretchen aka Beerman & Isadora

Sad news has brought the news that Isa has been called to Valhalla

Let’s raise a glass of rum to the legendary Gretchen the TP mom


2. Posted by soupatrvlr (Respected Member 386 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

I'm so sad to hear the news. I'll be raising my glass in her honor for sure. Much love to all my fellow TP Alums out there. She was one of a kind and she spread her love and laughter and joy to many of us, and always made me feel like I could call this place home. :(

3. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1369 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Just read the sad news and its brought tears to my eyes.

Sadly I never got the chance to meet Gretchen and Kris and was so close to it happening in 2005.

The stories and fun we had on here inspired us all and she will never be forgotten.

I along with many other TP users loved her like a real mum and that's what she was to us all.

You always did and always will bring a smile to my face and there won't be another like you x

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 7229 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Really sad to hear this. She was such a great presence. I think back fondly to the times I got to meet her. Just an all round awesome person to hang out with!

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 6027 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!


I've still thought of her regularly over these last few years. She added so much to the forum, and her absence has been sorely felt. That absence has now become permanent, but the memories will be just as permanent.

May the rum flow neverending!

6. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 5413 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Really sad to hear this. Gretchen was lovely and such a valued member on TP.