old friends are a treasure!!!!

March 27, 2011

yes we all disagree… get over it….

but friends are those who put up with your shit……until they or you die……
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I just had brunch with my oldest friend …Jim Reitzel …..I have known him since 1969…when he was my uncle’s lover…
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~and my Uncle Sumner told him back then  to take care of me….as I was having a hard time being Gay……we walked on the beach that summer of 69….below the cliff of  my Uncle’s house in Malibu..
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well he has seen me through EVERYTHING……..he is a rare WONDERFUL individual..
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.who has always followed  the advice of another old long gone friend Avery Van Arthur…DON”T go out if you CANNOT add to other’s enjoyment…..Avery was quite wonderful….his mother lived with him…and was partially blind so he would dress her…and put up her makeup on….
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Well you KNEW when Avery was in a bad mood…as his mother’s makeup  looked like War Paint….
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I remember many  years ago…people talking about a friend of my uncle’s mother  …Evie Lightner and how she had outlived all of her friends….well I thought WHY does she just not go out and make new friends….
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I realize now …how naive I was….she was 95 at the time and lived to be 101….
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~friends are something that ..like wine…as long as they can put up with you and you them…they just get better with age….

One Response to “old friends are a treasure!!!!”

  1. David Abernethy said

    A beautiful sentiment!

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