"Today is my brother-in-law, Richard's birthday. Richard acted as my best man when I married Sheila. I won't say how old he is, because I don't really know as I'm sure that he has always knocked off a few years in company. I can however tell you that he's older than me, though perhaps probably not as handsome. I can tell you most certainly that he is a 'good man' and loving father who we nearly lost recently, but thank God he pulled though and is now back home looking after his birds and trains (both of which he is an enthusiast and expert). There again, as I know nothing about either birds or trains, I guess I'll have to take his word on his knowledge level in these two departments also!
Richard, I hope you have a most enjoyable birthday and that my sister Mary looks after your every need. For me and Sheila, we can honestly say that the world is a much happier place with you in it. Happy birthday brother. We all love you dearly xxxx": William Forde: March 12th, 2014.