Mudcat Café message #3512035 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142631   Message #3512035
Posted By: Nigel Paterson
06-May-13 - 05:16 AM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
ChanteyLass, thank you for your kind & generous words. Never really saw myself as a 'shipwright'; certainly not in the literal sense. I'm happy to accept that I laid the keel, but 'The Rainbow' has been built, maintained & crewed by the finest group of people who ever sailed the internet! Ann & I need you all just as much now as we ever did. Externally, we're putting on a brave face, internally we're both hurting badly. Neither of us is remotely close to accepting the fact that Jane is no longer with us. We see her face at every turn. Yes, we do talk about how we are feeling, in private, at home, but it's going to take a while before we actually begin to grieve. We're stuck in the: 'Still can't believe it's happened' stage; expecting her to suddenly reappear,as if she's just been on holiday for a few weeks.
             Good & loyal Friends, take care of the ship. Ann & I will be on light duties for a while.
             With Love,
                            Nigel & Ann.