Thus I missed the service, I missed the opportunity to say good bye and I missed my last opportunity to bring him homemade banana bread around the holidays. Life was so hectic for me last December, I just didn't get to baking anything for anyone. I thought about baking for the new year and dropping by to visit Tony, my former neighbor, but again didn't get it. I missed it! It is done and I am reminded again to do things when I think of them and make more time for people.
Tony was a friendly WWII veteran in his late eighties or nineties, who loved to sun bathe and smoke big cigars. He also loved to help water the flowers I planted while I lived there. He was quite a character and I have missed his friendly spirit and just having someone to chat about the weather with. He loved to talk and help people when he could. He was a great security system as he kept track of everything and everybody. I am thankful for the time I knew him, his service to our country and his friendly spirit. Tonight I am missing an old neighbor, but I am also thinking of what flowed early this morning when I read this week's prompt.
Here is what I came up with earlier: