18 Mar 2015

And Then A Sad Day….

After firing up the coffee maker and the Net this morning I was saddened to be confronted with the news that Captain Ranty has passed away.

Although we occasionally communicated via the comments area of his site, I never met the good Captain and wouldn't have recognised him even if I'd found him in my soup but, nevertheless, he was always on my 'good friend' list; such are the wonders of the Web. A Web that'll be a little emptier with his passing.

May I offer my sincere condolences and sympathy to his family at this sad time.

All that remains is to raise a glass and say cheerio.


Quote;  Sir Winston Churchill.

"I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter."


Caratacus said...

Seconded, Mac.

The last time I felt this sad at a blogger's passing was when Captain Haddock upped and left us a year or two back. Well, I know he wasn't a blogger as such but ...

My oldest chum died a couple of years ago and I quoted Macauley in the funeral address. It seems to be fitting for the good Cap'n too.

Then out spake brave Horatius,
The Captain of the gate:
‘To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers,
And the temples of his Gods.

Mac said...

A sad day and you got it right with those fine words from Macauley.
How fitting we have a partial eclips of the sun today after the Captains passing caused, for me and I'm sure many, many others, a partial eclips of the Web.