Too important just for Oct

Like Romeo and Juliet...
Like cake and ice cream...
Like baseball and hotdogs...

Like thunder and lightning...

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I was just opening our office around 8:30AM when a gentleman in his 80s arrived to have sutures (stitches) removed from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry, as he had an appointment at 9AM. I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would be able to see him.

I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.

While taking care of his wound, we began to engage in conversation. I asked him if he had a doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife.

I then inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for awhile and that she was a victim of Alzheimer Disease. As we talked, and I finished dressing his wound, I asked if she would be worried if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.

I was surprised, and asked, "And you are still going every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?"

He smiled as he patted my hand and said... "She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is."

I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought,
"That is the kind of love I want in my life."

True love is neither physical, nor romantic.
True love is an acceptance of all that is,
has been, will be, and will not be.

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Brothers & Sisters
Annie & Jim
Another Valentine couple
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Carol & Will
Carol and Will
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Linsey & John
Linsey and John
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Parents over 50 yrs

Yet another Valentine couple

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So sorry... been here
Pin passed on; no longer needed

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"If you live to be a hundred,
I want to live to be a hundred minus one day,
so I never have to live without you."
      - Winnie the Pooh
friendship is like sound health;
the value of it is seldom known
until it be lost." - Charles Caleb Colton
"A real
friend is one who walks in
when the rest of the world walks out."
      by whom?
"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Walk beside me and be my
      - Albert Camus.
"Strangers are just
friends waiting to happen."
      by whom?
Friends are the Bacon Bits
in the Salad Bowl of Life."
      by whom?
Friendship is one mind in two bodies."
      - Mencius
Friends are God's way of taking care of us."
      by whom?
"If you should die before me,
ask if you could bring a
      -Stone Temple Pilots
"I'll lean on you and you lean on me
we'll be okay." -Dave Matthews Band
"If all my
friends were to jump off a bridge,
I wouldn't jump with them,
I'd be at the bottom to catch them."
      by whom?
"Everyone hears what you say.
Friends listen to what you say.
Best friends listen to what you don't say."
"We all take different paths in life,
but no matter where we go,
we take a little of
each other everywhere."
      - Tim McGraw
"My father always used to say that
when you die, if you've got 5 real
then you've had a great life."
      -Lee Iacocca
"Hold a true
friend with both your hands."
      -Nigerian Proverb
friend is someone who knows
the song in your heart
and can sing it back to you
when you have forgotten the words."

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Friends can sometimes be relatives...

A great professor
Nancy Pliska Robinson
Wrestling Writer of the Year!
Rounding the Squared Circle
SamJerry, Icon of Wrestling Writers
Jack's page

Debbie's flower vine

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