A Friend Is Risen

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  1. Biddlin

    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    In my college years I managed to find a great apartment in a complex consisting of two two story Victorian houses with a common courtyard. The tenants were the poster children for flower power. I made some friends that are the kind you need in life. I am alive because of these folks. TK was the most unlikely of these. Someone I would normally have avoided just to stay clear of the trouble he was obviously capable of, I found myself unavoidably drawn to his wry wit, the harem of gorgeous and sleazy women attracted to him and the sense of adventure being around someone so dangerously unpredictable.In a midtown coffee shop one night, he saw a group of Marines just out of boot camp and being a navy vet, he had to say,"Hey are you pussies really jarheads?" When I bailed him out he explained, "I had't really gotten my ass kicked for awhile and I figured they'd do the job". He and I could not be more different, save for an inordinately strong sex drive and penchant for smartass replies. I had a terrible motorcycle crash in the late 70s and when I had no one to care for me, TK was one of the folks that just jumped in and helped me. He was the first person I went looking for after I had recovered enough to get around and to my horror, no one knew where he was and here had been a murder on the block, no id was made and when I asked a cop I knew if it was TK, he said he was pretty sure that it was. Yesterday, I got a facebook friend request from TK. Dead to me for 40 years, he is suddenly risen. Wow. Lots of texting and catching up to do, once the shock wears off.
     
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    Vinsanitizer 2017 Limited Edition 'Charlie' Promo VIP Member

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    I didn't read all that. But I'm just gonna go :yesway: for the hell of it.
     
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    crossroadsnyc Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    You missed a pretty good story :yesway:
     
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    Very cool story.
     
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    Would have loved to seen your face when you got the request!! What a day... Great story Mr. B - lifted my spirits. :D:yesway:
     
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    Vinsanitizer 2017 Limited Edition 'Charlie' Promo VIP Member

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    You are quite right, I did.
     
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    Great story, @Biddlin! Thanks for sharing - I enjoy happy stories. :)
     
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    Any updates?
     
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    He hasn't been around much since then. I hope the meeting didn't go like...

    "hey man! You remember that murder I was a suspect for and ran away from? ....you're my only living witnes..."

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    We are catching up and enjoying it!
     
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    That really is a great story Biddlin'. Kind of weird how the 1st ½ went, but, that's cool that he found you & made contact...
     
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    That is a VERY cool story. Hope you guys stay close..
     
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