Brothers ... today is the 18th anniversary of the passing of my old man, pa trout.
I would ask you to raise a virtual glass, for he was truly one of us ... (6 foot 2, 18 stone, massive girth, spear bald since the age of 21, could fart the intro's to many of the top 70's love songs ... you get the picture)
To give you a measure of the man, I would like to share some of the following memories
#1 ... pa trout, to junior trout on his rugby debut "remember son, prop's don't have to get there first, just get there the most".
#2 ... ma trout announcing she was going back to college, to study politics and feminist studies; "we're gonna sweep the country" she says ... pa trout replies "you can start with the kitchen"
#3 ... wedding anniversary card from pa trout to ma trout "10 years married today ... it's well for ya"
#4 ... on hearing about Guinness Lite pa trout announced " ah... it will be good for the hairdressers to have their own beer, and leave the Harp to the wimmin"
pa trout ... we hardly knew ye