Saturday, February 20, 2010


Prudence found herself in the throng of, well, mourners is such an inadequate word for those who came to see off Jock Ferguson for the final time.

The thousand or so of us included a healthy number of Labor royalty and many who respected his perspective, tenacity, integrity and quick wit.

As one who was known as both Comrade and Honey, Prudence considers herself fortunate to have drunk single malt with him - and will feel guilty forever about NOT throwing away the lid of the bottle.

So, the man who, when asked what his definition of a sex toy was, replied: a 5'4" Scotsman with a moustache, is gone, and Western Australian public life is poorer.

Vale, Comrade.

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