Category Archives: Friendship

Florence

I remember seeing her sitting there at a table in the recreation room of the nursing home, staring out the window.  As I passed by, she looked my way, so I smiled and waved and she waved back.  Since I was there … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Know What To Say

A few nights ago, a good friend called me to pass on some disturbing news.  A mutual friend of ours had been diagnosed with prostate cancer.  I knew immediately that I had to call him and offer my support.   So … Continue reading

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All Things Recycled

I pulled into the yard of our local transfer station (dump) and stopped beside the cavernous galvanized building that holds all the recycle bins.  As I lifted the door on my SUV, I noticed an elderly man, slowly, and with … Continue reading

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So God Made A Dog

There is nothing I can add to this. https://www.youtube.com/embed/lJ7AfSO2fKs?rel=0

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It’s Only a Dog

I sat there in the examination room with Scooter, while he wandered around lobbying for more doggie treats liberally provided by an adoring staff, waiting with guarded anticipation for the return of the vet.  She steps back in, nodding in … Continue reading

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Kindness or Courage

Recently, a friend of mine who follows my blog posed a question to me and suggested it might be something I would like to write about.  He was right.  The question was: “Which is greater—Kindness or Courage” I’m still not … Continue reading

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But Now I See

Originally posted on oldmainer:
A while ago, my wife and I were going through a closet, cleaning out some stuff we never use.  Among the items were some stuffed animals that had sat on the shelf for years which I…

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