Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

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. πŸ™‚

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Okay. Posting again. Thanks for your patience, everyone. Sure do hope this is not something that happens often.

32 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Close

  1. iamnotshe says:

    Yea lady, where’s the photo? Is the challenge the invisible man? Mr. Magoo.

    Ha ha, i pulled a fast one πŸ˜‰

    • katharinetrauger says:

      SOMEBODY sure pulled a fast one — YOU? YOU stole my post?! For shame! πŸ˜‰
      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.

    • katharinetrauger says:

      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.

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