Charles Cowling
  “I think it is a great shame because the cross was etched into the glass when it was first built and what was special about it was that if you looked at it, it gave the effect of being on a hill in the distance. “We have people of
Charles Cowling
      “Anything that doesn’t take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing.”     Writer Cormac McCarthy   
Charles Cowling
Posted by Vale “I still use a manual typewriter (a 1953 Underwood portable, in a robin’s-egg blue) because the soft pip-pip-pip of the typing of keys on a computer keyboard doesn’t quite fit with my sense of what writing sounds like. I need the hard metal clack, and I need
Charles Cowling
     “Thank you so much for coming. Unlike the rest of you, I don’t have to get up in the morning.”     Rob Buckman, doctor author, actor, comedian and broadcaster, who died last October after a career which was devoted to improving the way medics counsel the terminally ill.
Charles Cowling
    “I’ve just learned about his illness. Let’s hope it’s nothing trivial.” Irvin S. Cobb   “I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”  Mark Twain   “His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.” Mae West   “Some cause happiness wherever they
Charles Cowling
      “I was deeply moved by the appreciation shown by many of my children’s peers for my address at my wife’s funeral; their expression of my bravery for doing so was extremely heart warming. I didn’t feel brave, but what was I to do? What better time to
Charles Cowling
    “At the funeral, people turned up who the family didn’t even know, presumably workmates of my dad’s or people he’d played rugby with. It didn’t matter that they didn’t try to talk to us, but it mattered a lot that they’d cared enough to turn up. I can
Charles Cowling
  “I know this is a sad occasion but I think that Dixie would be amazed to know that even in death he could draw a bigger crowd than Everton can on a Saturday afternoon.”   Bill Shankly at Dixie Dean’s funeral. With apologies to non-football fans.       
Charles Cowling
  “I get up, drink my usual four coffees, have a look at the obituaries in The Times, and if I’m not in them, I’ll get on with the day’s work.”   Patrick Moore at 88        
Charles Cowling
    “He’s so unpopular, if he became a funeral director people would stop dying.”     The late Tony Banks of John Major. An old quote, but one well capable of being dusted off.