We lost a good friend on Thursday, after a brave battle with Colon Cancer. Michael was a childhood friend of Mr. S, and he was a groomsman in our wedding party. I have so many happy funny memories of times spent with Michael.
We hung out together in high school. There were 2 bridges to get into the neighborhood......the old bridge, and the new bridge. The girls all had to be home by midnight. Michael was dating a girl who was easily made jealous and she was rather posessive of him. Michael had a secret code.........."one, two, three, O new bridge". I don't think his girlfriend ever figured it out....in fact, it took me a little while to figure it out. :-) After the girls went home, the guys would meet at the new bridge at 12:30 .........to either have a few beers, or go out to Bickfords for breakfast, or God only knows what it is these boys did at the time. :-)
My one, two, three, O photo is dedicated to a boy who grew up to be a wonderful husband and father. Our hearts go out to Michael's wife JoAnne, their 3 children, Mr. and Mrs. Blanchard, and the entire Blanchard Family.