Friends.  Just the sound of the word warms my heart.  The past couple of weeks have been very rough for my family and me.  But somehow we've held it together...something we never could have done without our friends.  When my Stepfather passed away, my friends were right there...giving my Mom rides, staying with my Mom to keep her company when everybody else was at work, making sure Mom had food in the house.  Then, our beloved cat Quincy passed away...once again, there were my friends...showing up at my house with a bottle of whiskey, taking us out to have dinner, letting us cry on their shoulders.  And it's not just about the bad times...our friends not only add to our fun times, they create them.  Yup...friends...mine are the best.

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