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Post by Cath B » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:45 pm

[quote=""Pendaric""]Are you still in Wales sorting stuff out then? I'd presumed you'd gone back up to Scotland.[/quote]

You overestimate the speed with which I deal with things.

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Post by Cath B » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:23 pm

David scanning the distant shore for wildlife January 2013.
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Post by Cath B » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:46 pm

I just found a few photos of David's 64th birthday which he spent at my place in Fife.

I'd forgotten I had them.
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Post by Febble » Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:50 pm

Good to see the beard! Lovely photos, of both of you, and thanks for posting the tribute from the funeral.


[quote=""DMB""]It really is an amazing poem. I once bought a Victorian book of Matthew Arnold from a second-hand bookshop, but it must have been one of the 5000 or so books I gave away in 2010-2011.[/quote]

My son just discovered it - Arnold and Wordsworth were set poets for his English module this term and he fell in love with this poem. He just sent me a neat analysis of the way it subverts Wordsworthian principles of rhyme to leave the reader with the sense that nothing appears as it used to since the tide has gone out in the Sea of Faith.

(He didn't like Wordsworth much.)

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Post by Don Alhambra » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:45 pm

Been a while guys; I hope you're all well. I just heard this sad news via Febble. I'm very sorry for your loss Cath.

I met David a couple of times and always enjoyed how much of a calm, rational person he was, both on and offline. I enjoyed his company, his perspective and his wisdom. Funny how you don't think of someone for a long time and then you remember how great they were, and wonder why you never kept in touch.

He was a lovely, lovely man and I'm sad he's gone.

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Post by Cath B » Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:10 am

Thanks Don.

I used to enjoy reading your posts in my early days of tentative involvement in discussion fora before various folk went their separate ways.

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Post by DMB » Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:15 am

[quote=""Febble""]Good to see the beard! Lovely photos, of both of you, and thanks for posting the tribute from the funeral.

DMB;531259 wrote:It really is an amazing poem. I once bought a Victorian book of Matthew Arnold from a second-hand bookshop, but it must have been one of the 5000 or so books I gave away in 2010-2011.
My son just discovered it - Arnold and Wordsworth were set poets for his English module this term and he fell in love with this poem. He just sent me a neat analysis of the way it subverts Wordsworthian principles of rhyme to leave the reader with the sense that nothing appears as it used to since the tide has gone out in the Sea of Faith.

(He didn't like Wordsworth much.)[/QUOTE]

When I was young, I didn't like Wordsworth much. He's a long way from being a favourite poet now, but I have come to appreciate some of his stuff. Your son might appreciate Shelley's poem Peter Bell the Third, which was written as a criticism of Wordsworth.

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Post by worsleyngw » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:39 pm

Sorry for your loss.
ordo ab chao

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Post by Cath B » Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:21 am

Thanks worsleyngw.

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Post by Cath B » Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:23 am

[quote=""Febble""]Good to see the beard![/quote]

It came and went over the years.
Lovely photos, of both of you, and thanks for posting the tribute from the funeral.
Thanks.

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Post by Matty » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:06 am

i just heard about david. (thanks don)
i know its been a while but he was a top bloke and i always got on well with him. one of my favourite guys to interact with at iidb and here in fact. it was very sad to hear.

really sorry for your loss cath

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Post by Cath B » Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:01 pm

Thanks Matty.

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Post by Cath B » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:20 pm

I've just found a photo that David posted on Secular Cafe four years ago:-

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Post by BWE » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:36 pm

Is it ever warm where you live?

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Post by Cath B » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:58 pm

Oh yes, snow is unusual, hence the photo.

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