Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Old Friends, Bookends....

A mutual friend sent me a clipping this morning, from the Pattaya City News, Thailand, telling of the death of old Ray Cordinor. That's him, stretched out dead in his shorts and that's his girlfriend/wife, Phok, keening over his remains. He was 58.
Apparently, a rash of unpaid hotel bills plagued Ray's last years and he was finally reduced to a 'hand to mouth' existence among the local Thais.
The final straw came when local police confiscated his passport, sending Ray ever deeper into despair until he turned to drink, which is what killed him in the end.
Ray died with nothing but the clothes he's wearing in this picture and Phok will inherit his nearly new training shoes and his debt to the hotel he died in.
He'll be sadly missed.


Blogger Aunty Marianne said...

Odd how those hotel bills come chasing you from nowhere, isn't it.

I deal them a quick rap over the head with one of the hundreds of credit cards companies seem to be queueing up to offer me. And then I pay that one off with another one.

It all seems to be working quite well so far.....

11:47 PM  
Blogger Earl Jackson said...

Unfortunately Ray had no credit cards, Marianne.

7:21 AM  
Blogger Aunty Marianne said...

Not even other people's?

9:15 AM  
Blogger Earl Jackson said...

Let's not think ill of the dead. Let's remember Ray as he was.

9:23 AM  
Blogger jason spit said...

she's so fucking ugly.

9:48 PM  
Blogger Earl Jackson said...

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6:01 AM  
Blogger Earl Jackson said...

It's the grief, Jason, making her look like that. She was with Ray for four years. They had a life together. Now she's alone. Give her a break, you little spic.

6:25 AM  
Blogger Rastaman said...

SPIT. SPIT. Jason SPIT! Are you sure he's a spic, too? Har har har.

5:43 AM  
Blogger Earl Jackson said...

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12:16 PM  
Blogger Earl Jackson said...

I'm afraid so, Rastaman.

12:19 PM  

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