Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday an elderly man, George, who had been a helpful neighbor, died. George had lied about his age and at sixteen he enlisted in the US Navy and served on a submarine during World War II. George was friendly, tough, kind and honest. He was a union Democrat.
George fed song birds and also unwanted pigeons in his back yard. He was an electrician. George always had his snow blower running and cleared many a blizzard laden sidewalk. He had every tool in his organized garage. He was very very handy (I am not). We saw him last week end when he gave our kids a pumpkin. That pumpkin is sitting on our doorstep outside.
Take care, George. Thank you.