Thursday, February 22, 2024


Sometimes in life you just get lucky.  Really, really lucky. Sometimes during your journey you meet a lifelong friend and sometimes you are handed yours.  

These two guys shared a cradle, they go that far back.  Bob and PH are just 3 months apart in age, they are related, part of a big family full of strong women - mothers and aunts - who were the glue that held everyone together in a time before all of the distractions we endure now. They were taught from birth on how life should be lived and what kind of person you were expected to be and that families are what matters. No questions.    

These two guys spent their lives entwined together from infancy to life moments to school classrooms, to paper routes, to baseball, to basketball, riding their bikes all over the city to, as they say, "find a game."  They were masters at Euchre and could read each other's minds.  No one ever could beat them when they teamed up.  Ever.  Don't even try. Just hand over your quarters.

 If there was a situation and one needed advice, they called each other. And because of the way they were raised and because of the kind of guys they grew up to be they passed those values on to their own children.  If ever there was a bond between two people, it was between these two.

                                           Yesterday we buried Bob. He tried.  He tried hard.


  1. I'm so sorry. It's going to be difficult to move on without each other. Thanks for sharing.

  2. That is a lovely tribute . I'm so sorry for you both

  3. What a beautiful tribute to a lifelong connection. It makes life so much better, but makes parting so much harder!

  4. Oh no now I am crying!! How special to have that life long connection and friendship.

  5. So many wonderful memories of their long friendship. Hugs to you both.

  6. Sorry to hear of your loss, what a special friend.