Delivered by Prodos at Oakhill Cemetery, Cincinnati USA, on July 05 2010 but with some ad-libbing, not noted below
Friends, welcome to the quiet waters and green pastures of Oakhill cemetery.
Under the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live, and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.
This be the verse you (en)grave for me:
Here he lies where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.
(Robert Louis Stevenson)
Albert Kendall Himes.
Five days ago we parted.
Ten days ago we partied!
It was Al’s explicit wish that we party!