Saturday, 13 March 2010
To be sure I didn't arrive late and waste Paul Bailey's time, I set out early and tried a faster but unfamiliar route, and consequently was in Over with an hour to spare. So I had a look around a Baptist graveyard and two graves in particular got my attention. One of the interred was presumably a pilot; the other is a bit more intriguing. I wonder what his story was?
I just Googled and this is what I found:
"Finished With Engines" is also a sailor-ism meaning "for good or ill, I'm getting off this ship." It's got two connotations: FWE can mean you're going on vacation, or more permanently, it can mean that you're retiring. Going ashore. About to kick back and live the good life.