Age : 56
Location : South of heaven
Registration date : 2007-12-09
|Subject: The passing of a hero. Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:38 am|| |
Patrick F Mcmanus, the outdoor humorist who motivated many a young boy to tramp onward into the outdoors and cherish the mishaps that will undoubtedly unfold, has passed away. The world will be a lesser place without him
These are horrible times and all sorts of horrible people are prospering, but we must never let this disturb our equanimity or deflect us from our sacred duty to annoy and hinder them at every turn.
Location : The Kansas Prairie
Registration date : 2009-02-24
|Subject: Re: The passing of a hero. Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:49 am|| |
Sad news. His book, "I Fish, Therefore I Am", is a favorite. RIP Patrick.
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Age : 50
Location : 'Blighty'
Registration date : 2014-02-19
|Subject: Re: The passing of a hero. Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:26 pm|| |
Not heard of him PD (my ignorance) but he sounds like a chap after my own heart.
Saddened to learn of his passing.
Age : 63
Location : Chestnut, IL
Registration date : 2007-12-10
|Subject: Re: The passing of a hero. Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:55 pm|| |
Even if you do not know who Patrick F. McManus was. Many people will be familiar with the artist, Al Hirschfeld, that contributed to many of the McManus columns in Outdoor Life magazine. It was a monthly game of immediately going to the back of the Outdoor Life and trying to quickly find all the hidden NINA's in the art, before reading McManus's column.
These men, and I speak of more than McManus. Skeeter Skelton. Elmer Keith. Jack O'Connor, & Bill Jordon. They all had a way of speaking, writing, that was damn fine entertainment. There were others too. McManus being younger seems to make his passing harder. Perhaps because he was little older than some of us.
"Never turn your back on a Breen".
Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24
|Subject: Re: The passing of a hero. Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:45 pm|| |
It's been a long time since I've read his books/columns, but as a young boy, he kept me very well entertained. He was a class act, RIP.