Ok, so I'll admit, that title was designed to draw you in thinking that I was going to regale you would more of my madness.
But it isn't about that at all.
Yesterday I went to a funeral. I didn't know Arthur all that well and I was really there as SD's representative as he was unable to get the time off work.
It struck me during the service that there were many gaps in the knowledge of Arthur's life which was a shame as he had clearly led a very full and interesting one.
Very little was know about his early childhood in Canada where he was adopted at birth. It was believed that his natural father was a native American.
Not a great deal was known about his life when he first moved to the UK with his family.
Most of the memories were from his adult life and then there were still parts that were shrouded in mystery.
Things that are not written down or told get lost.
I often talk to SD's Mum and she tells me stories that SD has never heard.
Stories about how unimpressed he was aged 2 1/2 to be presented with a baby who couldn't 'DO ANYTHING' and how he decided they shouldn't keep his little brother because there was no point.
So many other stories that I must start to write down before they too are lost in time.
So this is about WHY I blog.
The reasons have changed over the years (and it's been more than 6 now).
It started out as a way of just getting things out of my head. There was quite a lot of fiction at the beginning along with stories about 'those things' that happen to me.
These days there is more to it than that. It's still mostly about 'those things' mixed in with all kinds of other random stuff but I'm also conscious that its a part of me, of my life that I'm leaving behind so the stories don't get lost.
I'm planning on sticking around for many years but I find some comfort in the fact that when I am no longer here my stories will remain and I hope that they will bring a smile to those who didn't know me and comfort to those who did.
It's part of my legacy I guess ...
Hmmm, death has a way of making you think doesn't it? I'm just rambling really. I could have put this so much better. Maybe one day I will ...