Total Respect

Hubby and I can’t remember the last time we went into a pub for a drink.
Sure we’ve been into a restaurant attached to a pub, but even then a glass of an alcoholic beverage is extremely unlikely.
We have some very good pubs here by all accounts, several of which are dog friendly or have beer gardens where you can sit outside with the pooch on a nice day.

Sadly, the manager of the pub closest to the marina died recently.
He was only 50 and as it was very sudden, his customers were devastated.

Hubby and I were walking up to The Abbey on Thursday with the intention of lighting candles for our Dads.
Passing this Pub, we noticed a lot of activity and thinking it was a wedding party or similar, continued on our way.
Half an hour or so later, we had just crossed the road on the final approach to The Abbey when we heard the sound of ‘idling’ motorbikes behind us.

Three of them were ahead of the hearse as it followed the Funeral Director/Conductor walking up the High Street and along the main road to The Abbey.
Buses and HGVs stopped to make way, and like the rest of the town lining the street, we stood still, took off our hats and paid our respects to this man who obviously meant so much to so many.
The number of people following the family limousine on foot was amazing.

We didn’t go to The Abbey afterall, not wishing to intrude on a service for someone we didn’t know.

spiritRIP sir. You will be sadly missed.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth for jelly babies or fruit pastilles. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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6 Responses to Total Respect

  1. colinandray says:

    It is amazing how many men, younger than I, have died recently. It rather makes you think!

  2. He must have been a wonderful person. Only 50 too, how very sad.

  3. Fifty doesn’t even seem that far away to me – I’m far closer to 50 than I am to 21, which doesn’t seem like that long ago!

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