Life is funny. I was looking forward to telling my friend Carlo about my last post. Sometimes I would show him my blog on his ancient laptop computer, which would take for - ev - er to load. I don't know if he was that impressed with my blog. He would always ask questions like, "How did this get in there? Who's reading it? Who pays for the storage?" He made me laugh.
Carlo passed away suddenly last week. He was not only my friend. He was my mother's husband. They met and married a few years ago. He was a good man and was good to my mom. He was a hard worker who could not abide laziness. He was a veteran, a gardener, a tough guy with a soft heart. I will miss him.
134 - the camellia bush growing in my garden because of you
135 - Sitting in your kitchen watching old movies
136 - Hearing you say "whaddyamean ya never saw 'Bridge Over the River Kwai'? Ya gotta rent it. Write the name down. Ya can't appreciate it if ya see it halfway through. Write the name down - you'll forget. I'm telling ya, write the name down - you'll forget. And any movie with Joe Pesci in it. He was a great actor, Joe Pesci".
137 - Always asking about my chickens, and always acting surprised when I brought the eggs - "Your chickens laid these eggs? No kiddin!"
138 - Impressing my youngest with your ability to do a Rubix cube in under five minutes
139 - the old black and white pic mom gave me: Carlo, soldier, age 21 (handsome fella)
140 - a million other things - love you