Wednesday, October 29, 2014


One of my closest childhood friend has passed away. He was only 58 years old....Dickie was the guy that everyone liked. He was funny and kind and full of fun. He was always up for an adventure. We once skipped school, went to Boston, and just got on the subway. We had no clue where we were headed so he asks this guy where we were going. The guy just looked at us and shook his head and asked where in hell were we from,(out in the sticks) took pity on us and told us how to get back to where we parked the car.

His dad would go to the automobile auctions and buy burnt or damaged cars to repair. So we would get to use what ever car was being sold at the time...."good advertising" his dad would say. We rode in Corvettes, MG's, an Austin Healey and then he let us take the Pantera once. How cool is that to be 16 running the streets in a bright yellow sports car most men dream about...

We held each others secrets, we knew each others fears. I think our folks always thought we would one day get married, but he was my friend, never more than that.

We had lost touch over the years. I don't know why, just got busy with our lives I guess. The one thing I can say....All my best stories from when I was a kid start with " My friend Dickie and I....."

I will miss you my dear friend, I send my love and pray you find peace.

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