One of the weekly TIVO shows in our home is "Deadliest Catch". Science Guy have watched this show for several years and although we've never actually met any of the members of the ships, we've come to feel as though we know them well.
It is with much sadness that I read of Captain Phil Harris's passing on Feb. 9th. He captained the Cornelia Marie, along with his crew, including his sons Josh and Jake.
The sea is said to be a lover like no other, but it wasn't the sea who took away the much beloved captain. It was a stroke who pulled him away from this world. He will be missed by many and was loved by most. He pulled no punches and yet he brought out the best in everyone he was around.
Just in watching the show, the interviews, and reading about him, you know he loved what he did. Danger was always a part of his life, but the mistress of the sea was his comfort and hard times rolled together.
Still as I write this I find it hard to believe that we'll not see him this year. That he's no longer there to give the guys a hard time when they need it and pat them on the back when the job is over.
My prayers are with his family and friends, to hold them in peace during this time.
There is an address if you'd like to send a card that will be delivered to his family.
Captain Phil Harris
PO Box 32466
Amarillo, TX 79120-2466
Thank you captain for everything and we miss you.