Farewell to Tony 'Three Boots' Benner

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Published on Saturday, 10 September 2005 08:00
Written by John Ure
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Over 30 HK Trampsters gathered at a downtown Italian restaurant on Friday 9th September to bid farewell to Tony ''Three Boots"  Benner. 

Tony "3 boots" had a meteoric rise to become one of the undisputed leaders of the trampers clan through his ruthless use of three boots to climb to the top, yet in his local community he was known as a quiet family man.

They knew little of his determination to leave no rock unturned to "walk the walk". During his time it has to
be said the Trampsters did do drugs, Heineken, Guinness, even red wine, but "Three boots" drew the line at the hard to swallow stuff, Carlsberg and San Miguel, knowing that would only invite trouble, although even Tony couldn't hide the fractious divisions over Blue Girl.

Several Godfathers and Godmothers were there to wish him well as Tony was awarded the ceremonial T-shirt, paid for by selling the Trampers' email list to a local offshore charity, spamdotcom (no relation to any other of that name to be found on the Web!) recently set up in secret in Moldova by one of the Godfathers for his retirement pension.

But Tony is sticking around till 10th October to ensure his 3 boots are not usurped before he leaves. A real wise guy, who will be missed and remembered and always welcomed back.