That deserves more than the 1 excellent I can give you.It is basically an expurgated copy fo the RIP Supermatelot thread, with discussion removed and occasionally skating over the cirumstances while maintinging the humour and original wording. It ran to 32 A4 pages plus the cover so is quite a long document with a bit of asterisking:
- that cover,
-first page a picture of Kris with his family and an explanation
"These tributes were posted by members of the Army Rumour Service Forum (ARRSE), where Kris dispensed intelligent or pungent views under his Supermatelot pseudonym, (among others) but always with articulacy, wit and humanity – while usually quietly linking people who could assist each other or who might just get on.
Cover portrait – from Mark Ashmeade’s photo
Other photos – the memories he proudly shared with friends"
- page two and three was the Supermatelot fish forum story Gun_Brickie added to his post which BB read at the service .
- This was followed just with a list of everyone by avatar, date and the tribute they posted. Any links to music were included with a youtube link, poetry was sourced with title and author for those less familiar with the chosen work.
- the end page was of the photos shown of Kris holding the run ashore money and teh story behind it as he texted it to me and the ship landing party photo.
Anne, his mum, got a bundle of 8 copies to share with family and the widow got the same. I explained to both that had we had addresses or an undertaker's memorial page, these sentiments would, naturally, have arrived earlier.
If Kris thought he was going to slip away without notice by blowing up the saddle stapler (literally with a late night mushroom of acrid electric smoke) he didn't get his way
The undertaker will receive letters and cards and forward them / notify for collection .
The Brennan family or Mrs A Brennan, Mr K Brennan
c/o Helliwells Funeral Service
If anyone really really wants a copy I can do a facsmile : you donate to a sea charity of your choice and I will make up another batch and post 'em out.
Thank you and well done that woman.