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You know I think everyone has a different idea about friendship, and many people fail to see the difference between true friends and people who are merely acquaintances.  I am very fortunate to have a number of true friends, although my life would be very boring without the many acquaintances I also have so I am thankful for them as well.

To me true friends are the people who have stuck by me through good times and bad, people I may not see for years at a time but when we do catch up it is like it was yesterday. True friends accept you for who you are, all your little foibles and idiosyncrasies, true friends respect your opinions whether they agree with them or not. Heaven knows that over the years some of my friends have written or said things that just make me want to slap them, but as a friend I simply roll my eyes and keep my opinion to myself.

Unfortunately we are all getting older and the time will come when we will have to say goodbye, old age and illness will take its toll, and one by one we will slip away, just the thought of it brings tears to my eyes, but such is life.

To those of you that I hold near and dear, and you know who you are, never for one minute think I have forgotten you, you are all wonderful people and I treasure every memory.

Thoughts of a middle aged man…..6 July 2013

Brian and I went to visit Mum in the nursing home this morning and got a bit of a shock when we walked in, sitting on her bed was an elderly gentlemen who was holding her hand. It turns out his name is John and he is a fellow resident who is widowed, and from the conversation I would say he also has dementia. They were quite cute together really and at least he gave us something else to talk about, no harm done, just two lonely old people finding a little comfort in each other’s company. It is not like I am getting a new Daddy.

When we left we went to the Munno Para Shopping Centre and had two of the worst hotdogs we have ever eaten, that is what we get for buying hotdogs in Munno Para. We also checked last weeks lotto nad had another small win, a semi regular thing for us. Thank you Universe.

After this we stopped in at Kane‘s for a cup of tea and a quick visit, and then to Ryan’s for another cup of tea and a quick visit. I have not seen Wade, Blake or Jade for a few weeks so I need to catch up with them some time soon.

Tonight we had dinner at the Sussex Hotel in Walkerville with some old school friends of mine. My dinner was a bit ordinary, chicken schnitzel with Swiss cheeses and ham topping, too much ham and not enough cheese, but we had a good chat, it was nice to catch up. The only down side, a couple of no shows that could not be helped, and the Adelaide Crows lost to West Coast …….bugger! Season over.

As we were leaving the barman called out and started to chase us down, I had forgotten my credit card.

Brian is now downstairs catching up on his Saturday night television viewing and I have had a couple of brandies so am off to bed. Goodnight and thank you for reading.