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My father's obit in the local rag.

Some of the writing leaves me a little ... meh. "The Boston Fire Boat" was a fire boat built for the Boston Fire Department; I'm fairly sure it wasn't the one and only. He also spent a good bit of time driving tractor trailers and a short stint as a prison guard.

The Sea Tomato was a cool boat, though. It was built for Ned Gillette, an adventurer, who took three other like minded crazy people and rowed 1100km from Cape Horn to Antarctica in 14 days in the Spring of 1998. He built it on the basement of our home and I remember helping out and playing around on it. He'd wanted to call it the Hunky Dory. The whole trip was showcased in National Geographic though you won't find mention of my father's name; I'm not sure why he didn't want the publicity (notoriety?).

Anyway... back in Maine. It's cold and *really* windy today and it's making the crappy DSL line even crappier (hey 63% packet loss!). Lots and lots of people keep dropping by and most of them bring food. I'm going to gain 15 pounds this week...

Date: 2009-03-24 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kazmat.livejournal.com
Wow, thats quite the list of survivors... I'm surprised they didn't list all the family pets, too! :}

Date: 2009-03-25 03:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] webbob.livejournal.com
My belated condolences for your loss, but glad to know that you are someplace with caring people who knew your Dad.

Date: 2009-03-25 02:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rwgill.livejournal.com
So many people brought food to my Mom's house when my dad passed away that she started sending it home with distant family friends who popped in to visit. They'd bring a lasagna and she would send them home with finger sandwiches. Like some weird pre-made food co-op.

You were thought of, last night

Date: 2009-03-25 03:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drwex
Another suspboid's father died recently, and M stopped by Diesel briefly.

Stay warm, stay well.

Date: 2009-03-25 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hollyp.livejournal.com
Well, I'm not surprised at the obit - no obit could really capture your dad after all. But interesting to see the 'daredevil pilot' - I'm not surprised at all. Hope everyone is doing OK.

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