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In message <199704032005.MAA10085@sled> firstname.lastname@example.org (Steven Buchholz) writes:
> It sounds like we aren't going to have to put *any* lamps in the church
> tower as the British invasion is not to be ... I was really hoping that
> they would be able to attend!
It saddens me too. But I had mentally built a picture of a wonderful trip
(including a tall ash-blonde friend of mine from MA, who wanted to come along)
and the picture included Nigel, whom I gather is _still_ in hospital.
Unfortunately, I have too much going on in my business life to _organise_ such
a trip. Taking part, from the point of view of time consumed, is oddly less
effort. No matter.
At this point I would like to record some personal sadness. I heard today that
a great friend, and a larger than life person, was killed outright in an
incident (which I won't, out of deference to his skills, call an "accident") on
Easter Sunday. He had a family of two grown daughters and a six-year-old son,
and was returning with his wife and son from a visit to her mother's when a
young man driving in the opposite direction exceeded his own abilities.
I will miss Dieter (Schmidt, Kohlgrubenstrasse, Hofheim/Langenhain) for his
humour. He always drove low-end Opels (GM) because of the cheapness of parts
and service, and roasted me a few times about dumb Audi prices. I can see his
face and hear his voice with minimal effort. He lives forever.
Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club