With a seemingly endless pouring of rain from a heavy cloud laden sky this morning I had little incentive to climb out of my P.J.'s but somewhere around 10 I somehow managed to do so. Outside temperatures were mild so figured it would be a good time to work on cleaning up our carport storage area so that's what I did. Doesn't leave a fella much to write about though.
In early afternoon I drove myself down to Tim Hortons in Clinton Ontario to meet my long time best friend Jim for coffee. I think Jim & I over the years probably hold some kind of record for being able to stretch out our coffee conversations for 4 & 5 hours each time. Today we managed to hold down a booth from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. making it another mighty fine 5 hour coffee blow-out. Perhaps one of our best I may add. At the end of 5 hours & suffering from ‘Severe Flat Ass Syndrome’ we both almost had to be helped out of our seats before wobbling our way to the door & dumping ourselves unceremoniously out onto the rainy sidewalk. Jim & I are definitely easing our way into Codgerism quite well. We have been the best of friends since 1979 & our conversations have always been long, lengthy, & meaningful. Part of our talks today reflected back over the years to some of the great times we have had oh those so many years ago…………………..:))
Be sure to check out Gaelyn's latest Geogypsy post to see how she was recently chosen by a young East coast film student to appear in her Living Nomadically & Connecting To Nature documentary. Bryce Canyon Utah was one of their scenic locations for filming.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Our service group was saddened to learn this week of the death of one of our most valued members, Someone Else. Someone's passing creates a vacancy that will be difficult to fill. Else has been with us for many years and for every one of those years, Someone did far more than a normal person's share of the work. Whenever there was a job to do, a class to teach, or a meeting to attend, one name was on everyone's list, "Let Someone Else do it." Whenever leadership was mentioned, this wonderful person was looked to for inspiration as well as results; "Someone Else can work with that group." It was common knowledge that Someone Else was among the most liberal givers in our group. Whenever there was a financial need, everyone just assumed Someone Else would make up the difference. Someone Else was a wonderful person; sometimes appearing superhuman. Were the truth known, everybody expected too much of Someone Else. Now Someone Else is gone! We wonder what we are going to do. Someone Else left a wonderful example to follow, but who is going to follow it? Who is going to do the things Someone Else did? When you are asked to help this year, remember -- we can't depend on Someone Else anymore.