Tag Archives: friendships

Albert, the “Handy Friend”

Years ago, I had a Greek handyman named Peter who installed my sprinkler system, put up wallpaper in my living room, and built two storage sheds for me. Over the years, he continued to make repairs, checking out home problems … Continue reading

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Non-Partisan Partisans

Years ago, when I was serving my four-year commitment in the United States Navy, I was stationed in Pensacola, FL at the Naval Air Station. I was a yeoman 3rd class enlisted man; Paul was a naval cadet. Paul and his … Continue reading

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A Rose by any other Name

At one point of my home ownership, I was given a lovely rose-bush which I planted in the front yard. That rose was what I would call a traditional rose, like so many roses that are given as a gift … Continue reading

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My Wise Friend (repeat)

While teaching high school, I had the privilege of riding to and from class with my department head, Gene Beeman. Gene had been the band director at my school but, after a heart attack, he agreed to become an English … Continue reading

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Lula Mae’s Legacy (re-edited)

If you’ve been reading my blogs for a while, you have certainly noticed that I occasionally mention my best friends, Dan and Glenda Lawrence. I have known the Lawrences for many, many years. We raised children together. Now that I … Continue reading

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Homonyms or Senility

I have good friends whom I have known for years–the Scotts. At one point, I had multiple connections with them through Amway, Northeast High School (where I was a teacher, and Jim was a counselor), through St. Luke’s Methodist Church … Continue reading

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The White House Christmas Ornaments

Dimitris and I are honored to have a wonderful giving friend who lives and works in Washington, D.C., at the Department of Energy. In 2012, he gave us our first White House Christmas ornament which honored the U. S. Postal … Continue reading

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