Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ted. (Blogophilia 8.6)

 



It's Tuesday morning at 5:45 AM and I am blue.

I am not blue because of the Boston Marathon situation, but that certainly would do it.

No, I am waiting for funeral arrangements for a friend of mine.

Ted Blaschke was an engineer and a Renaissance man. His specialty was rapid transit cars and their propulsion systems.  He began at the MTA in Boston and the job took him around the world. Very few places did he not have a friend to look up.  He was a highland dancer  who never understood the value of 10,000 pokes. But he could play a mean game of Minesweeper.  But he was a connoisseur of Low British Comedy and good beer.  

But after 81 years of running, he has run out of time.

Oh, we will have a bearded, kilted piper for his Celidh.  






19 comments:

  1. Awww great tribute to your friend so sorry for your loss Christopher.

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  2. Great tribute - anyone who likes low British comedy and good beer is someone to respect in my book.

    TM

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    1. He's probably dancing a Reel right now laughing.

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  3. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you Kismet

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  4. Our former next door neighbour was an old gentleman like your friend but sans the kilt. - my condolences.

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  5. What a beautiful tribute to your friend. He sounds like he was a quite wonderful man. My deepest condolences to you, Christopher! God bless....

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  6. My condolences for your loss. He sounds as if he was a wonderful human that led a very interesting life. 8 points Earthling! :)
    Marvin

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    1. Thank you, sir. When I get the picture of his ceremonial piper (his memorial isn't for a couple of weeks), I'll post it. If it is who I think, he looks like William Bruce.

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  7. There are not many people in this world that have the qualities that you have described in your friend, and to have known such a person would be a gift. It seems that he has left you with many good memories.
    Blue fool

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  8. I am sorry for your loss.

    --Diana J. (DJ)

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  9. Wonderful tribute to a man who definitely sounded like he loved life .Cute kilt too:) Prayers in your time of loss.xo m

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    1. Oh, he did. By the way, the kilt is about 50 years old.

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  10. I am so sorry to hear of this. What a wonderful life he led and what a legacy! HUGS

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  11. Sorry to hear of this, Christopher. A great tribute to a person who left great things behind.

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  12. A wonderful tribute to your friend and I'm so sorry for your loss!


    Michelle K.

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