I was a bit feisty, some explanation


Looking back at one of my posts the other day I realised I was somewhat feisty.  Nothing wrong with that in itself but I recognise that my tone was somewhat out of character.  So an explanation.  

Sadly last month my wife Margaret of 35 wonderful years passed away after a long brave battle with peritoneal cancer.   Although in reality not a surprise it is of course hard to rationalise.    

However, in getting through the ordeal I have received unstinting moral support from our 2 fantastic daughters, Natasha and Alison, and other close family and friends.   We had almost 80 people in attendance ar her funeral including Nigel and Karen (the Polarbears) and JonR from this forum, and appropriately featured some fantastic and poignant music in accord with Margaret’s request.  We also raised a lot of money for the amazing Macmillan organisation. 

We now move on to the next chapter however tough that might be. 

Best regards,


Mama Mama look at Uncle Joe,

Doing the hand jive with Sister Flo. 

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Richard Dane posted:

Lindsay, very sorry to hear of your loss. No explanation was needed but thank you for feeling able to talk about it on the forum.

My condolences also and proud of you for sharing your news. Music has the power to connect with many deep emotions.



No need to worry about being occasionally grumpy on the forum - some folks around here are in a permanent strop - but it can be a good place to express your thoughts with like-minded people, even if they are only cyber friends, at difficult times. There are lots of us who appreciate your considered contributions.


Best wishes

You are amongst friends here I think that is clear.

I have some understanding of your situation both professionally and personally. Music is, and has always been, a part of my emotional landscape when times have been good as well as bad. I hope it is the same for you.


Max_B posted:


I am sorry if my question sounds silly or out of place, but my English is not always good enough. Was Margaret 35 years old or was she your wife for 35 years? Anyway, I couldn't say what would be worse.

My sympathy,



Married 35 years Max.  Some amazing memories.  

Thank you.  


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