This has got to be, on a personal level, one of the most difficult posts that I have ever had to publish on the Outlaw.
Regular readers will be only too familiar with a gentleman, and a good friend of mine, who has since 2014, been a regular and very much appreciated commentator on this site, and known to all as simply …. ‘Old Git’.
For the last few weeks, I have been acutely aware that OG has been stoically battling, what has now sadly turned out to be a terminal condition, and one which has affected more decent and good people that I care to remember.
He has borne this terrible condition with supreme dignity, has never complained (to me anyway), and as far as I am aware, has been able to accept and has made provision for what now appears to be, the inevitable outcome.
He has also, even managed to put aside the time, and indeed found the strength, to put together something of how he wishes to be remembered by the readers of the Outlaw, and as per his instructions …. his last words to the readers of the Outlaw are published below.
Cysgu yn dda fy ffriend
SING ALONG WITH ME!
“Adios amigos,adios my friends,
The road we have traveled will come to an end,
My only problem is Old Git don’t know when,
When your cancer’s incurable, you look at the docs,
Strange looks on their faces like they know some truth,”
So that’s it in a nutshell.
I haven’t got long to live but I don’t know how long.
Walking now makes me short of breath, taking lots of deep breaths to “recover”.
I’d like to say how much I’ve enjoyed posting here, especially on the few occasions that I’ve been on topic.
How long is it now?
Since 2014 at least, J.J. will know.
I hope I’ve helped expand Outlaws library & given you all many different sites to look at.
Really all I can do.
I don’t know if someone else will come along to carry on the work.