We paid our sad good byes

benji121625654_10222434993037165_595613485914073757_nWe paid our sad good byes

Today Mary and I and a band of old pals, turned up and paid our respects to Benji and Eileen with his family. Whilst we waited for The cortège to arrive we all spoke about our mate.
Even on a sad day there were smiles as we remembered Benji and talked about our individual memories.
Mary and I offer our sympathy and condolences to Eileen and Andy and all their family.
It was good to see all those old gnarled footballers, from years past. Standing in memory to a real nice guy, a very good footballer, a man that made you laugh. Benji you will never be forgotten. You made your contribution to all our lives. Rest in Peace!

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more