Monday, October 31, 2011

I Lost A Good Friend

Sadly I lost a good friend this weekend and I haven’t been the same since.

She was a big part of my life for over 10 years and, though I didn’t always treat her with the respect she deserved, she was loyal to me and always there when I needed her.

Yes, I did shamelessly use her.  I would get the most out of everything she had to offer and leave her wet and alone when I was through with her…leaving her tank of energy empty.  But she was always there ready for more when I returned because she was totally mine.

Sadly she had lost most of her beauty, though she was quite a looker when I first met her.  But ten years of use and abuse took its toll on her.  But she was my gal and she wasn’t there to enter into a beauty contest.  She was there for my pleasure and to be used and abused.

But it all had to come to an end.  We are about ready to move into our new (to us) house and there simply is no room for her.  Loyal and fun as she is, she had to go.  So I passed her on.

She is now with the American Children’s Cancer Foundation. 

This is my baby (The Coffeypot), worn and tattered as she is.  

I am worn and tattered too, so we have a lot in common.   

I will miss her, but the proceeds from her refurbishing and selling will go to help some needy kids.  So that helps ease the loss and empty feelings I’m feeling right now.   

But this is the first time in over 15 years that I don’t have a boat on the lake.

What I gonna do?


AirmanMom said...

No doubt the old gal has years of joy ahead of her! You done good!

Beau's Mom said...

Sorry John. You're the first person I've ever heard who continued to love and enjoy their boat/party barge.

Usually the two happiest days in a man's life is when he buys his first boat - then when he sells it.

But YOU knew how to keep the enjoyment going, as well as the future of a child.

dc said...

Such a big heart! Now stop blushing