Bernard 41846 (requiem for a skipper)
- Hi Bernie
Your excellent two pieces have given me a great idea for the future:
I have stood above quite a few religious gatherings spouting words of
memorabilia for the past life of a friend or relative encased in an oak box resting on the catafalque prior to their interment or cremation.
I often wonder what eulogies if any will be uttered at my own last farewell to this planet:
"He wasn't a bad old B and never did me any harm so cheers mate,
hope to see you again one day so keep those fires burning"
NO,I have a mind to write my own eulogy and leave instructions for the minister to read it to the small congregation attending my farewell meeting with my nearest and dearest.
Re: "Were we not bullet-proof" Having only taken one bullet invasion of my person during WW2 I can verify the logic of this reasoning.
Bernie, I should warn you to be prepared to sue my cadaver for the transgression of intellectual copyright, as I may borrow, beg or steal some of you words of wisdom when compiling my farewell to arms and humanity.
Great stuff as we always expect from you