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From: "Rob and Edie McArthur" <>
Subject: Re: Ian
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2003 11:49:30 +1000
Thanks Merion, until I saw your message, I didn't have a clue who Ian was
and you have now demonstrated, why he will be missed. Sorry I missed his
other postings. Having just come back from Melbourne helping my step sister
nurse our younger brother to his death in his own home, aged 51, he passed
away on the 14th August from Cancer, I know that all of the condolences will
be much appreciated by his family. Loved his posted about Springtime. Like
another lister suggested, I also think that it would be better in guestbook
style, otherwise it will be a huge job getting it into a neat style to
present to the family.
Deepest sympathy to the family.
> > Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2003 7:36 PM :-
> > There's been some discussion recently regarding what Essex was like in
> > bygone days. I know this is off topic so hit the delete button if you're
> > not interested (I'm flame-proof). I just thought some of you ex-pats may
> > be.
> > Spring has sprung here in the North East part of the county at least.
> > Tiptree and Colchester are awash with daftodils. I haven't been down to
> > Maldon and Chelmsford to check, but I assume it's the same. Don't think
> > the bluebells are out in Pod's Wood yet, but they should be soon - a
> > blue swathe.
> > There hasn't been a cloud of note for about a week and that damn
> > blackbird that screams from my rooftop from 4am is in for a rude shock
> > pretty soon! And his friend the collared dove. The blue tits are
> > reasonably quiet at that time. Pied wagtails are gathering insects in
> > the newly mown bits around the corner. Sparrows and green and gold
> > finches are gathering nestbuilding materials.
> > My pond's full of frogs and their spawn and the fish are up and eating.
> > Ahh, it's quite a special time of year here :O)
> > Cheers
> > Ian Pubby Hunter
> > Tiptree, Essex