epitaph for leonard
i am saddened to say that leonard is gone..not gone from the condo..but gone..for the new neigbors..he lived on 2..his son is there now. been gone from the condo a year or two..had alzheimers.
you know he flew gliders in wwii..5 missions i heard him say..which is incredible if you survived only one..no engines..no way home.. i guess leonard was a different kind of flier..a different kind of man..im sure a hero.
anyway..a small shakesperean tribute to leonard from henry v .. while i go have a vodka martini in his memory..
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.