The Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson has died.
Thunderbirds was a large part of my childhood - absolutely brilliant!! I suspect the same goes for most boys of a certain age.
When the series became popular again in the mid-2000's my eldest little Warspite became a big fan too.
Even now I have Thunderbirds 1, 2, 3 and 4 proudly on display in my study.
Requiescat in pace Gerry.
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep by Mary Elizabeth Frye
Have a bit more patience with newbies. Of course some of them act dumb -- they're often students, for heaven's sake. - Terry Pratchett