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.
So nice to hook up with Jim again. Lots catching up to do, Nice to have longtime good friends.ReplyDelete
Gaelyns's posting is wonderful!
Long time friends like Jim are few and far between. Good thing those young folks came along when they did as I too was getting S.F.A.S. from sitting too many hours at the computer. Thanks for the shout out.ReplyDelete
Nothing better than a good friend where the conversation picks up where you left off no matter how many months have passed by. Cute little birdies :-)ReplyDelete
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