... after five years of constant companionship, I have said goodbye to a great friend today... and on many levels I am laid low by the experience... I met him in Bangladesh.. in a dusty market just across the bridge that spans the Brahmaputra River... we became instant buddies... fast friends.... and from that day until this morning, he was at my side every single day...

... but the past two years have witnessed his deterioration... slowly, he lost his luxuriant hair.. the dappled blonde and brown locks were worn smooth by my constant patting... especially when I'd ask him to give me some money... the fruit of our friendship was in the showing of the gray and mottled skin that emerged as the hairline receded... a sad and woeful shape for such a fine and loyal companion to be in... but he never flinched.. never complained... true, steadfast, and doing his duty right up until the end...

... so it is with dull and heavy heart that I report the passing of my old friend.. Mr. Handmade Furry Leather Wallet... purchased on the eve of a monsoon for 150 taka and loved by me and all who saw him...

... I laid him to rest in the gunsafe this afternoon.. stuffed with a few hundreds.. some folding money from various nations he's visited with me... and a two dollar bill that my uncle gave me when I was 12... he is now resting in the warm darkness of his new home...

... you never really understand how much you'll miss something until it is well and truly gone...

by Eric on July 11, 2005 | Bullshit (6) | TrackBack (0) | SWG Stories
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Heheh... I've got two yellow tickets that show how much I miss mine.

At least you've honored Mr. HFLW with a proper entombment. No trash bins for him.

RIP Mr. Wallet. God be with you.

Bullshitted by That 1 Guy on July 11, 2005 09:17 PM

Wow. Maybe you really shouldn't get a puppy.

Bullshitted by Blondage on July 11, 2005 09:22 PM

But if he did, and it shit in his hair, then he'd have a Handmade Furry Leather Wallet Jr. It's a thought, Eric.

Bullshitted by That 1 Guy on July 11, 2005 10:21 PM

Keep your chin up...Mr. HFLW wouldn't have wanted you to dwell on the saddness

Bullshitted by Princess Cat on July 12, 2005 07:43 AM

My sincere condolences.
Cannot seem to keep track of the photos of my old girl friends, but I know where all the old wallets are.
Guess it is a 'guy' thing

Bullshitted by GrampaPinhead on July 12, 2005 11:47 AM

It's hard letting a wallet go. Had to do it myself a couple years bad.


Bullshitted by Harvey on July 14, 2005 05:18 PM