Monday, March 31, 2014

DRINKING OF ELDER MEN: Mutterings Mighty, Minor and Mini Mincing Much of ...

DRINKING OF ELDER MEN: Mutterings Mighty, Minor and Mini Mincing Much of ...: On a recent visit to Lewes, Delaware, I met in person a friend of my friend Ron, whose name is Pat. In the photo on the left the two look-...

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  1. Ron,
    Interesting article written by Larry. I had already watched the video on his house and of course knew he was a vegan. What I didn't notice until I read Larry's article was the similarity that exists between you and Pat. No more needs to be said on my part, the picture says it all.
    Happy Springtime,
    Jack

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    1. Jack,
      Pat and I didn't notice the similarity until the hotel front desk clerk at the Latham Hotel in Philadelphia (where we stayed last November for my birthday celebration) assumed we were brothers. I kidded and said Pat was my "older brother." I'm actually seven years old than he is. We not only look alike but our personalities are very similar. I think that's why I like him so much, I understand him and he understands me. I think I found my soulmate after all these years.
      Ron

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  2. Thanks for providing the link - - it's a fascinating read and definitely food for thought. Although I could never be a hardcore minimalist, I hardily favor the idea and am leaning more & more in that direction. I've not only accumulated a lifetime of my own things, I still have most of my parent's possessions. I have a sentimental attachment to a lot of stuff, but - realistically speaking - I don't need 90% of it.
    Well, maybe 85%..........

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    1. Jon,
      I'm a sentimentalist too, that's why I'll probably never part with most of my "things." They give me comfort, including boxes of my Mother's things that I still haven't opened. She loved to crochet, I must have a hundred of her doilies. I would never get rid of those while I'm alive but it dos bother me what will happen to them when I'm gone. Like you, I could never me a hardcore minimalist but I could get rid of a lot of things I have and I will.
      Ron

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  3. Sorry to pester you again, but I didn't notice a physical resemblance between you and Pat until I saw the photo. Hey, perhaps you've finally found your perfect twin.
    I'm wondering if I have a perfect twin somewhere. Of course, he would be far from perfect......

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    1. Jon,
      I have found my "perfect" twin. Or as close as I'm every going to find with Pat. We are of similar temperament, likes and dislikes (he is one of the few people I know who doesn't like seafood like me), and even similar bodies, although he's shorter than me. As we often say to each other, we're a "good fit" and indeed we are. When we talk we go all over the place. We joke about it. I've never been as comfortable with anyone in my life that way I am with Pat. Just imagine if you found someone like Jon? And of course he would be "perfect" because Jon you're just fine, believe me. And I'm not the only one who thinks or sees that through your blog. You're a fine and decent fellow with a screwed up childhood and who hasn't had a screwed up childhood? Maybe you'll find Mr. Perfect someday.
      Ron

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