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Friendships Are Special

Story ID:10670
Written by:Michael Timothy Smith (bio, link, contact, other stories)
Story type:Story
Location:Caldwell Idaho USA
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Wherever I have worked, Iíve made great friends. Many of them still stay in touch
after twenty or thirty years. They are the friends I count on.

Friends come and go. The real friends last forever, until one dies. Thatís the
final end.

I have attended two funerals in the last few months. One was for a young lady
of nineteen. She used to live in the apartment below us and adored Ginny. Ashlynn
visited Ginny almost daily.

She died in a car accident. Please donít text and drive.

When I started work at HP in Boise, I found a jackpot of friends. These are
people who will always be friends.

One of those friends recently lost her battle with cancer. During my layoff,
another co-worker and I would have lunch with her every couple of weeks. It broke
our hearts to see her deteriorate. A few days ago, I cleaned out the voice messages on
my cell phone. I found one from her. I choked up. It was a voice from the grave. Needless
to say, I didnít delete it. When I want to hear her voice, even if it was near the end of
her life and very weak, I know I have a part of her with me.

Donít ignore the people who care about you or you care for. One day they or you
will be gone.

Friendships are special.

Michael T. Smith