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Old Friends Found

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 03-06-2009

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I found an old air force buddy the  other day. We had a mutual friend pass away so I made a real effort to find him. And I did find him and we have talked a couple of times. He is a great story teller and some of my stories in the book Cousins are from some of his stories, one of which he almost disclaimed because I had butchered it so much. It is funny how we met. I was in a pay line at Lowery AFB, CO and this guy was just in front of me as we were in alphabetical order. Telling a story. A long story. One that lasted from all the A’s being paid until the H’s got paid in our squadron. I never talked to him that day  and he was not telling the story to me. Months later I am shaving in a barracks at Walker AFB, NM. There are two guys in the shower and I hear this story being told. I know the story, beginning to end. I stick my head in the shower doorway and told the guy I had heard that  story before,  in Denver. We became room mates and that was the first of many, many, stories he related to me. A lot of them could be tall tales, but some I think he told as truth. I wish I could remember all the stories he told. What a guy……I regret our mutual friend died, but I am glad the friendship has been renewed with this good friend…Is there a good friend you need to find? If so, you need to go ahead and at least try to find him or her….It makes you feel good..

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