Re: Passing of a friend.
Your post sucked the breath out of me. Not quite the same, but very close.
Read your post and squirted tears. We'd sit in my motor home playing cards: YOU CHEAT!! No he didn't. Chess? He'd womp the hell out of me, and I was pretty good.
Next morning back on the river fishing. At least there, we were 'equals.'
I did the cooking, he washed the dishes.
"We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." – Winston Churchill