The very fabulous Alistair Cooke died just a short time after broadcasting his last Letter From America. In classic renegade style his loved ones celebrated his life with the ‘wild cat’ scattering of his ashes in Central Park. They raised their Starbucks cups, drained of coffee and refilled for the clandestine send-off and wished Alistair well.
On the Hudson last week we didn’t need Starbucks cups. Champagne and cocktail bites were served as our international party set off under full sail on the Mystic Whaler. The sloop paused mid stream for words and wishes as Mike’s ashes were dispersed. Then the party – with the blessing of the city – really started. With the view back to Manhattan, the breeze on the river and the setting sun, it was a celebration to remember….