Where is my post? Where is all that work? It was here, I saw it, and now it is gone.
This is my good friend Ed. I wrote a very romantic post about him and it posted. It was here. I saw it. Now it is gone.
I will attempt to reproduce what I wrote before. Sighs.
I encountered Ed and his fiance sitting close to each other on the sunny side of the street last November. As always, he had a hug and a lopsided smile for me.
Ed is a very kind and generous man. I once saw him give $100 to a friend as a going-away present. He earns his money by picking up aluminum cans off the roadside. Sometimes people give him their cans, too.
I have seen Ed weep when he hears the sweet old hymns sung, like “How Great Thou Art”. But he does not sing. He was born with a mouth deformity and cannot even talk well. Only his closest friends can understand him at all when he speaks, but he pantomimes well enough for me to understand.
I admire his spunk, to think of marrying at his age.
Someday I will write a fictionalized account of his life and I will be his co-star. 🙂
Okay. Posting again. Thanks for your patience, everyone. Sure do hope this is not something that happens often.
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I’m sorry but I can’t see it.
Thanks so much and I apologize for your disappointment. I do not know what happened, but I have tried to recreate it as close to the original wording as I can remember, although I did watch a spy movie before coming back here to find this disaster! 😀
Welcome to Home’s Cool, by the way. I promise it does not usually go this way!
There it is!
Oh, thanks, so much! Couldn’t have done it without your help! 😉
What a beautiful story about Ed! He appears to be the type of individual that benefits all and is also generous in his own right. He also proves that affection and love are deeply ingrained and lasts forever. Give him a hug from me.
Will do! 🙂
Thanks for these kinds words, Friend!
Where is it?? i don’t see… 🙂
Thanks for the heads-up, Giuls. Wow. I have no idea where it went. I saw it. All was fine. I went to watch a movie. And now this. Okay. Here it is, I hope. And I hope it will stay where I put it. Thanks, again, friend.
Wow….Soooooo cute… That’s my life’s project!!!! 🙂 It doesn’t get any better than that!!
I mean…in my case with my wife of course…
Ha! Iknew what you meant, Giuls! With such a wife as you have, I know you are keeping her forever and a day! 🙂 You are not crazy!
Yes, they are a cute couple, even in their advanced age. A life’s project — what a good way to say that! Yes, I agree that is a lovely life’s project!
🙂 … i hope i get there!!!
Oh, they say you should eat only health-giving foods and exercise a lot.
But they also say married people live the longest. 😉
Yea lady, where’s the photo? Is the challenge the invisible man? Mr. Magoo.
Ha ha, i pulled a fast one 😉
SOMEBODY sure pulled a fast one — YOU? YOU stole my post?! For shame! 😉
How could such a thing happen? I do not know. I hope it NEVER happens again!
Okay, so let me know how you like it. It is still there, right?
Yes. I checked again. It is still there. Hmm.
Would one have to get close?
Cedric! What a dear you are to make this whole thing humorous! Thanks! And welcome to Home’s Cool!
I once saw him give $100 to a friend as a going-away present. He earns his money by picking up aluminum cans off the roadside.
This really happened, Fritz. A friend of mine lost her husband and had to move. Ed gave her a hundred dollar bill as a going away gift. She nearly cried. I know if she has spent it, she was very careful about what she bought with it.
Everyone in town just loves him, although it takes great patience to understand when he tries to talk.
Beautiful… and do share this tribute with him. 😉
Oh he would laugh if I told him he is beautiful. I just might do it, though, for it is true! 😀
Thanks for this kind word!
Yes, and from what you shared, he is beautiful inside… that is where it truly matters too. 😉
So true! So true! 🙂
I so appreciate the integration of words and photographs. You have told a compelling story using both.
Thank you so much for these kind words, Naomi, and welcome to Home’s Cool! The man, himself, compels me to tell the story.
loved this post…the image and the story
Me too, Jo! This man is a gift. I was just covering a parade in town and happened upon them. It was one of those moments. Thanks for your kind words. 🙂