Mudcat Café message #819427 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #53229   Message #819427
Posted By: DonMeixner
05-Nov-02 - 06:40 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat CD Series: Rose
Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Rose
Thanks for including "Photographs".

   My best friend, Don Austin, was on his way back to Ireland for an extended return visit in April of 1990. He been to Kerry the autumn before and returned with a photo album of his trip. He out the photos on the right side of the open page and a map of Ireland on the left side with star to correspond wher the photos had been taken. He also smuggled an aftershave bottle of Poteen and a lump of sod for a fellow band member in his suit case.

He called to say he had gotten Bronchitis and had to postpone his trip. His third bout with Bronchitis since summer. I was working in his home town and planned to stopped by to visit him on my way home. I knew he was sick and probably wasn't up to a visit so I went home instead. Some time in that afternoon or nightime he died of heart failure. I have wondered since if I'd have stopped by things would have turned out better.

Don Meixner