Saturday, January 24, 2015

I shall miss this lovely man


The village said goodbye to this lovely man this morning. The sun shone in between the snow showers as the funeral took place and Donald was carried to the graveyard by the sea. A fitting place to end his days perhaps as this was a seafaring man on the fishing and the cargo boats round the world.

Donald had some fine stories too and took delight in their telling - possibly enhancing them a bit as he went. But I loved to listen, he made me laugh and I enjoyed his company. Thanks Donald.

I will miss him and I know his lovely family will miss him too.


7 comments:

gz said...

A beautiful place to be at the end of one's days.

Dorothy Ross MacIver said...

perfect xxxxxx

Annabel Smith said...

My dad enjoyed your visits and often spoke highly of the fact you often popped in and used to ask about my mum when she was ill. He'd have been chuffed to be top news in your blog. Thank you..x

D.J." little donald the fish" said...

yes "Donald the fish" spoke very highly of you,visiting him to see how he was doing and during my mums illness also.

MANY THANKS XX

Donald Macdonald said...

Murchadh Shearagan (#30) remembers Donald being taken off a (German?) cargo ship (by breeches buoy?) onto a cruise ship, with appendicitis, operated on, then returned in the same way. Or was it the cruise ship that was German? Does anyone remember being told of this incident?

D.J. said...

aye transferred to German ship from benboat,appendix out,then returned via breeches bouy.

Joe V said...

Wonderful portrait.