Is Jim’s son going to be present.
For those who never met Jim, think of ‘All creatures great and small’ not James Herriot, Jim was more like Siegfried, did not tolerate fools gladly and a spade was a spade and if you felt insulted then he felt he had got his point across.
A number of us went out to lunch with Jim and we never needed a floorshow, Jim would let loose with his tales of woe and relate to the fools who wanted to cross swords with him (but never won), dedicated hater of Gough Whitlam and religious zealots but generous to those who were privileged to be amongst his ‘flock’.
He even liked my dog which was something of a surprise.
I doubt I can make it as I still have a stuffed back but I’ll see how I go after a physio session on Tuesday, if I do go I can probably manage a passenger if anyone else wants a lift.
Jim was a Gentleman of the old school, and could hold his own with the best of them. He wasn’t a snob and would have you in stitches with some of his tales, which were in fact just some of his life’s experiences embellished and enhanced as only Liggy could.
He’s one where the bucket of water would have a hole.