She’s Gane! She’s Gane! She’s frae us Torn, The ae Best Lady e’er was Born!

So Dileas goes to her place of final rest. She was a fine, brave, boat and, although our time together was short, we went through moments of emotional intensity that few people have the luck to share.

Today the croquemorts came to take her away. Her road to the grave was long and hard but her final moments were very calm and dignified.

The hearse arrived outside my house at 2:00. I was very impressed with the undertakers who were both respectful and efficient.

Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under

Mourn, little harebells o'er the lee; Ye stately foxgloves, fair to see; Ye woodbines, hanging bonnilie, In scented bowers; Ye roses on your thorny tree, The first o' flowers!

Mourn, little harebells o’er the lee;
Ye stately foxgloves, fair to see;
Ye woodbines, hanging bonnilie,
In scented bowers;
Ye roses on your thorny tree,
The first o’ flowers!

Mourn, ye wee songsters o' the wood; Ye grouss that crap the heather bud; Ye curlews calling thro' a clud; Ye whistling plover; And mourn, ye whirring paitrick brood; She's gane for ever!

Mourn, ye wee songsters o’ the wood;
Ye grouss that crap the heather bud;
Ye curlews calling thro’ a clud;
Ye whistling plover;
And mourn, ye whirring paitrick brood;
She’s gane for ever!

Ye maggots, feed on Dileas' brain,  For few sic feasts you've gotten;  And fix your claws in Dileas'heart,  For deil a bit o't's rotten.

Ye maggots, feed on Dileas’ brain,
For few sic feasts you’ve gotten;
And fix your claws in Dileas’heart,
For deil a bit o’t’s rotten.

The Princess Of Thailand came yesterday to offer her condolences. Noblesse oblige.

The Princess Of Thailand came yesterday to offer her condolences. Noblesse oblige.

Later this afternoon, the undertakers rang the office to inform us all that Dileas had been laid to rest with the utmost gentleness and respect. This is true. Okinawa.

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3 Responses to She’s Gane! She’s Gane! She’s frae us Torn, The ae Best Lady e’er was Born!

  1. Rosemary says:

    Her radiant course is run.

  2. calder Ian says:

    Tilman, as ever – “Ships are all right, it’s the men in them —-”
    Ooh , a bit harsh perhaps, even Tilman would have struggled with a typhoon, and he lost two ships himself, without typhoon contribution.

  3. No, no, Dileas’ demise was entirely my fault. There were mitigating circumstances but, who cares?
    You always kill the one you love etc.

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