With the heaviest of hearts I am announcing the loss of a Dear Friend, a lovable Woman and a True Harriette. Pocahontits passed away a few days ago after a brave fight against a severe illness. When I think of her it is about her kindness, her friendliness and her wit. She and her Whoppa had been running with the Vindobona Hash already when S.Energy and I arrived here, coming back from the Paris Hashes in late 1996. Before that the two in Finnish-Scottish unison were active in the Moscow and Cairo Hashes. Hashing had a special place in her heart. More than 20 years ago Whoppa was the last Beermeister and Pocahontits was the Vindobona Hash Tee-Shirt sales woman. (She did a very fine job with that).
I was impressed when she and Whoppa celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary a few years ago in a local Hash circle. As their appartment is located right next to Vienna city centre, it was on several Red Dress runs that they have been waving down on us, from their balcony high up there somewhere. Farewell Dear Pocahontits.
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