For Captain Dan Purdy


To the Editor:

O Captain! My Captain!

Your ship weather’d every rack,

The prize you sought is won,

The port is near, the bells I hear,

The people are exulting,

Your ship has sailed without those

who loved you so….never doubt.

They await you,

Rejoice in your coming, as

We are sorely saddened of your leaving.

Our dear friend, Dan Purdy (Capt. Dan),

Died today in south Florida.

He will be forever missed in our hearts

and remembered as a big part of our lives.

Our arms reach out to his family and most

especially his beautiful bride, Sherry.

Terry and Midge Simonds

Edenton, N.C.