Thursday, March 31, 2016

A 5 HOUR COFFEE BLOW-OUT LEFT MY BEST FRIEND JIM & I WITH S.F.A.S. TODAY

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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.  DSC_3842

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…………………..:))

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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.  

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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.

6 comments:

  1. So nice to hook up with Jim again. Lots catching up to do, Nice to have longtime good friends.
    Gaelyns's posting is wonderful!

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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 :-)

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