... over the past weeks, I have negotiated having every Friday off from work... I've cut myself back to four days per week.... and today was no exception... I got up early.. made some phone-calls... spoke to some dear friends... and headed out...

.... a small bomb had been dropped at Wednesday's usual poolfest, and I spent today assessing the damage... I have come to care deeply for those rambunctious ruffians, you know... but anyway, one of the regulars who haunts my mid-week evenings has just been diagnosed with cancer... he told me Wednesday night after everyone else had left.. he didn't want the others to know.... so, we played a few more frames... made a few toasts... and discussed the options....

... so, today, on my day off, I tooled on out to the gas station in town.. grabbed a dozen assorted Krispy Kreme donuts... two large coffees... and drove over to see him... most of my morning - and early afternoon - was spent eating raspberry filled donuts, drinking coffee, playing with Heidi, the German Shepherd pup, and talking about guns with my friend... I can't think of a better way to enjoy a Friday morning...

... when I arrived, he told me that he'd ordered a new Rock River collapsible stock for my AR-15... heh... it'll be in next week some time... I hadn't even seen it.. he just ordered it because he knew I'd like it... we ate some donuts, and drank some coffee... we stood around outside watching the dog play with a ball.... sometimes, children, you just don't need to say anything... you just need to be there....

by Eric on January 21, 2005 | Bullshit (7) | SWG Stories
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Right you are, Eric, right you are. The best words are the ones left unspoken, and simply felt. I'm sorry to hear that your friend has cancer, and I really hope for a successful & speedy treatment/remission. :)

Bullshitted by Asherah on January 21, 2005 05:52 PM

You're a good man and a good friend.


Bullshitted by chris on January 21, 2005 05:56 PM

That's what friends are for.

Bullshitted by Jim - PRS on January 21, 2005 09:10 PM

Damn. My best wishes to your friend, Eric. He's lucky to have a friend in you.

Bullshitted by Dash on January 21, 2005 10:18 PM

You couldn't have said it better. What a good friend you are :) Sounds like you are both pretty lucky to have each other as friends :)

Bullshitted by Sheilah on January 22, 2005 01:02 AM

Eric...the Best Man in my wedding was diagnosed with cancer on Thursday. I'm not sure of the options at this time.

Bullshitted by Sam on January 22, 2005 09:31 AM

Well Cuz what a man you are. I knew you had it in you. Just being there is all it takes sometimes. You yourself had had a couple of 2x's slammed in your face, and like you said just a good friendship at this point is better than any spoken words. All the best to your friend and he will be in my thoughts and prayers. You are the Man..........

Bullshitted by Big Daddy C on January 22, 2005 07:54 PM