The more observant of my faithful blog followers may have noticed the entry of a new friend in my life. He is pictured in the banner of this blog. No, it is not "The Cajun" who is pictured below with me giving him the "horns". The Cajun of course is my dear longtime friend that I made a few years before I moved to Delaware in 2007. And he is a real friend because he as seen all sides of me, both the bad and good (and believe me I have plenty of the bad). He has proven himself a true friend because even because he has seen the bad side of Ron, he remains a true and devoted (if I can be so bold as to say so) friend.
|The Cajun and (bad) me|
|Me and "The Cajun" having a disagreement - move on, nothing to see here|
Yes folks, my new BF is "Pat".
Pat is Canadian. He presently lives in Toronto. Last week he retired from his job and is now planning on moving to the United States. Guess where? Delaware! Bill and have helped him to find a building lot in nearby Milton.
Pat was down a few weeks ago. The three of us (The Cajun, Pat and yours truly) went on the Kalmar Nyckel. Pat is returning for a few weeks early in November to check out his new property. In addition I'm going to do something that I've wanted to do ever since my 70th birthday, to take a road trip through my old haunts in Pennsylvania including Philadelphia where I worked and lived many years. Bill doesn't like to drive in those heavily congested areas but Pat said he wouldn't mind. We're planning on meeting Dr. Spo and Anne Marie of Philly in King of Prussia on November 7th and then we'll drive to Philly to meet my longtime friend Don.
And oh yes, Don has also seen the bad side of Ron and remained a friend.
You know there are just some people who bring out the best in you no matter how bad you feel or act sometimes. Add Pat to that list. I've been very lucky in my life that I have more than my share of such friends who like me JUST THE WAY I AM. So important folks, so important. And now you all can add my friend Pat From Tornonto to that list of FOR, or "Friends of Ron." Hmmmm.....does that sound too self-serving? Oh well, if you really are my friend you would understand. That's me.
|Pat (my new BF) and me in my driveway.|
|Pat and me at Old Time Photo in Rehoboth Beach, DE|
Now if I can just talk my friend Don into getting an old time photo with me.