The Phlock's last cruise with Cap'n Andy on the Carnival Liberty in 2006 (?) will always be special for me. It was a cathartic gathering of the Phlock after losing Pamda, and, at least for me, laughing and crying with Andy helped to bring closure to the sorrow of her passing.
Andy was so funny, he was a joy to be around. I, like the rest of the Phlock, was so happy to see him find happiness again with Frieda. We were all following their plans for this upcoming trip to China. Now, just 17 days after retiring, he is gone. I am reminded once again to live life with joy, savoring each day as it comes, for there may not be a tomorrow.
RIP, Andy. May you find smooth sailing from here forward.