June 25, 2019
“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”
As each year goes by I appreciate my friends more. Last week two came and joined me in a meal and a period of reminiscence. I also take great pleasure in the times I spend with my fellow residents in my independent living community. Best of all I am spending most of the time with my best friend, my wife.
As we grow older, we see that it is not the material things in life that provides the most rewards, it is the people who share their time and warmth with us. I am truly grateful for all who helped make my life as good as it has been, for if it was not for the folks who have helped me through both good and bad times I know I would have stumbled along the way.
So, to each of you my friends I wish you the best of everything, and thank you for bring you. Here is a poem that expresses how I feel.
A friend who’s always there
by Author Unknown
If I could catch a rainbow
I would do it just for you
and share with you its beauty
On the days you’re feeling blue.
If I could build a mountain
You could call your very own
A place to find serenity
A place to be alone
If I could take your troubles
I would toss them in the sea
But all these things I’m finding
are impossible for me.
I cannot build a mountain
Or catch a rainbow fair
But let me be what I know best –
A friend who’s always there.
“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”
Arnold H. Glasgow
I was talking to someone the other day about their home town of Piney Flats, here in Tennessee. They said, “The town’s built on a one-way street. It’s so small, that if you pass it by mistake, you have to go clear around the world to get back to it again. ”
Once in a while it really strikes people that they don’t have to live in the way they have been told to.
Speaking at a staff meeting, a very pert and pretty female engineer told the male manager of the division, “I’d like to get something off my chest.”
Let’s face it, traveling just isn’t much fun when the historical sites are younger than you are.
The bank manager noticed the new clerk was an idiot at counting money and adding up figures.
“Where did you get your finance education?” he asked.
“Yale,” replied the lad.
“And what’s your name?” barked the manager.
“Yim Yohnston,” he replied.
She said:There are two sides to every divorce: Yours and Butthead’s.
A Florida officer pulls over an eighty-six-year-old woman because her hand signals were confusing.
“First you put your hand up, like you’re turning right, then you wave your hand up and down, then you turn left,” said the officer.
“I decided not to turn right,” she explains.
“Then why the up and down?” asks the officer.
“Officer,” she sniffs, “I was erasing!”
“Whenever you want to marry someone, go have lunch with his ex-wife.”
Francis William Bourdillon
A retired four-star general ran into his former orderly, also retired, in a Manhattan bar and spent the rest of the evening persuading him to come work for him as his valet. “Your duties will be exactly the same as they were in the army,” the general said. “Nothing to it-you’ll catch on again fast.”
Next morning promptly at eight o’clock, the ex-orderly entered the ex-general’s bedroom, pulled open the drapes, gave the general a gentle shake, strode around the other side of the bed, spanked his employer’s wife on her bottom and said, “OK, sweetheart, it’s back to the village for you.”
“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”
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