Monday, October 31, 2005

and then there was One

Well, time passes. Where did the last month go?

I do want to note two passing in the last month.

The funual of Australia's second last WWI veteran was last week. He was William Evan Allan, he enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy at the outbreak of the war when he was just 14. He was the last active service veteran.

John Campbell Ross, 106, a wireless operator who enlisted just before the war end is Australia last WWI veteran.

Lest we forget.

Ronnie Barker, one of the comic greats, passed at the start of the month. One of the great stand-up comics. His most noted works are 'the Two Ronnies', with Ronnie Corbett, 'Open All Hours' and 'Porridge'. A master who's range included everything from verbal 'Spoonerisms' to dressing up in all kinds of outfits!

I'll just close with the Two Ronnies classic close.

It's Goodnight from me.
And it's Goodnight from him!