People Posts: Dudley and Jerry

We met Dudley and Jerry on April 9 at Hog Pen Gap. They were day hiking down into the gap and we were getting up the gumption to hike up it. 

We had a really sweet conversation but what stays in my memory is how comfortable they were together. Usually I might see this between two people in a long term marriage that has suited both well.  But these two fellows have their own homes and families. 

Instead, their easygoing relationship comes from a 62 year friendship having met in the third grade!  If you look and look away really quickly you can almost see those handsome little 8 year olds in front of you!

This year those little boys turn 70 and they have decided to have a mass 70th birthday party with 20 of their schoolmates. This is one time I wished I met the age requirement just to be at that bash.

Friendship is such an important part of life and I wish each of you such a good friend-especially you men for whom making such friendships is often harder than for women. If you aren’t sure how to do so, I invite you to look up Dudley and Jerry.  I’ve no doubt they can tell you how it works.

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About dragonfly2013at

Years ago i was walking in nature and a dragonfly landed on my hand. My hiking companion commented,"Change is coming in your life." Indeed, it was! I worked in business where pumps were the fashion. I left it for work where orange shoes are appreciated. This suits me. I love what I do. I just need a break to refresh and so I am! I am the 4th of 11 children. Years ago orange shoes assured that I would not be left behind (we moved a lot)...or suffer face first in a snow drift for too long. I will wear orange laces on the hike. Orange is not in hiking boot fashion at this time. Blessings on the journey. Dragonfly
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One Response to People Posts: Dudley and Jerry

  1. KD says:

    What a gift for you two to meet these fellows. It is wonderful to see people sharing special relationships like that. I am sure you will meet many more along the way and will share them with us.
    Stay safe.

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