Obituary thread of notable and obscure folk: David Bellamy, naturalist

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He came over as a bit arrogant to me along with Nigel Kennedy. I suppose they aren't as many cookery programmes is because in the end they were much of a muchness, we've dumbed down to an even lower level of programme now.

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Such programs often start off good & go downhill.

 

Some years ago we used to watch "Kerner Kocht"  on NDR TV Friday evenings.

It was done live (they once had no eggs, put out a call & within minutes someone was at the studio with 10 eggs...)

 

The recipes were posted online & we cooked some of them ourselves.

 

Anyhow after a while the program degenerated into "dumme Spruche"...

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Died in the UK, too ill for some years to go back to Australia.  Hoped his ashes could be scattered (if allowed) at Dawes point and the following on a plaque.

 

Return of the Kogarah Kid

 

Here I began and here I reach the end.
From here my ashes go back to the sea
And take my memories of every friend
And love, and anything still dear to me,
Down to the darkness out of which the sun
Will rise again, this splendour never less:
Fated to be, when all is said, and done,
For others to recall and curse or bless
The way that time runs out but still comes in,
The new tide always ready to begin.

 
Do the gulls cry in triumph, or distress?
In neither, for they cry because they must,
Not knowing this is glory, unaware
Their time will come to leave it. It is just
That we, who learned to breathe the brilliant air,
And first were told that we were made of dust
Here in this city, yet went out across
The globe to find fame, should return one day
To trade our gains against a certain loss –
And sink from sight where once we sailed away.
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Once upon a time, my Sohn was in the 8th grade. He was in a General Music class, which meant that the kids were the "leftovers" of the student body who were not in band, chorus, etc. but who still had to fulfill their music requirements.

The teacher had a former student who played for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, who still kept in touch. One day the teacher received an invitation from the Symphony Director for the class to learn how to ring hand bells, and perform at the Christmas Children's Concert, then called "Fiddlesticks".

Those students, those leftovers, practiced their little hearts out. The "leftovers", who numbered only 14, played their Christmas songs to audiences of children and adults alike, four performances, accompanied by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, then directed by Mariss Jansons, who had originated the Fiddlesticks Concert Series for children.

They played Heinz Hall.

Today Mariss Jansons succumbed to a damaged heart.    Another light has gone out on my Lichterkette.

 

https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/2019/12/01/Conductor-Mariss-Jansons-dies-at-76-led-top-orchestras/stories/201912010155

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Bob Willis, the England fast bowler ( cricket )..

 

https://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/50655612

 

THE memory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtPw_Ztlm_Q

 

I had just come out of an exam to become a teacher and asked the receptionist in the building if she knew about the match between England and Australia. She said: " Oh, I think the British won."

I knew she wasn´t a cricket fan...no one says the British team in cricket,

 

RIP; Bob!

Memories of THAT day...

 

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17 hours ago, john g. said:

Bob Willis, the England fast bowler ( cricket )..

 

https://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/50655612

 

THE memory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtPw_Ztlm_Q

 

I had just come out of an exam to become a teacher and asked the receptionist in the building if she knew about the match between England and Australia. She said: " Oh, I think the British won."

I knew she wasn´t a cricket fan...no one says the British team in cricket,

 

RIP; Bob!

Memories of THAT day...

 

 

I only started getting interested in cricket in the mid 80s so missed Bob Willis' career..was always aware of him though with his terrific bowling stats and the reruns that would be played during the rain delays.

 

Reading his obituaries, what I wasn't aware of was his strident opposition to the rebel tours to South Africa during the apartheid era.

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Harry Shulz, restaurant tester, passed away suddenly at the age of 59. He was a member of our Labskaus group and was always a delight to talk to,

 

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I loved everything he did, but if I had to pick a favorite, t would probably be Boston Legal. The show was great and he was great.

 

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