Ave_IT":hyyl241s said:A sad, poignant, but excellent thread (PASOTI at its best). As I read through I kept wanting to quote so many to comment but lost count. I never met him and that will always be a source of great regret to me - I envy those of you who did and have shared your terrific anecdotes. Some people have a spirit that trascends their occupation or beliefs or achievments and friends and foes alike just KNOW they are special. We've just lost one such and are poorer without him.
that is a great summation Ave_IT and a great tribute.
I was thinking the other day of the occassional 'famous' people that you are lucky enough to meet, talk to, share a room with, listen to a speech etc. there is no doubt that many of those people are 'special' indeed. (these days of course many famous people aren't worth meeting!)
you can just hear a modern MP can't you! 'And when I die, I presume all the funeral costs are claimable?' (slither slither)