Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Obit quote du jour

Dick King-Smith, author of "Babe," among other things, died yesterday. His obituary contained this wonderful sentence:

It became home to cattle, pigs, goats, hens, ducks and a succession of dogs, the most extraordinary of which was Susie, who managed to survive repeated brushes with death until she was finally killed by the Paddington to Fishguard express.

Susie deserves her own obituary, clearly.


it's margaret said...

Oh my. I don't know if you know any of the Franciscans in SF --but this gentle man is cousin to Br. Robert, SSF.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory. Amen.

LKT said...

I did not know that! (Not that I know Br. Robert.)

it's margaret said...

You should meet him! --he lives in the SF chapter house. A very good person to know.