By using a simple message board, he brought together hundreds if not thousands of people under a common cause. The love of Dauphin Island Alabama. His creation was invaluable before, during, and after hurricanes and other obstacles that raked Dauphin Island over the years. But the normal usage of his message board was for all his D.I. Lovers Family to have a place to chat and interact. He was not a censor, but he was a mediator. He never condemned, was always supportive, always gentle, and just loved to let people be themselves, even when his views differed from theirs. The mere mention of Dauphin Island or any of it's characters would bring a wide grin to his face, and when he was here visiting, he was a giddy as a school girl. Aside from his family and his Lord, Dauphin Island was what he loved the most. None of us can yet grasp just how much he is going to be missed.
April 18, 2006
Marcus sent me a disk of many of Fats' photos. This is just one of those.
March 24, 2006
Called to Glory
Spread my ashes by the sea,
Let children play upon me,
this is where I’ll be my friends,
For here is where I’m happy,
ll of the many who knew you
F or you Fats, who brought us
April 5, 2006
April 6, 2006
My photos of the Fats Memorial Cruise.
Several shots of the weatherd and beaten old lighthouse
April 6, 2006
Hearing the surf, toasting Fats, and just remembering. I think we could hear him laughing.
The Fats Fanclub