Back home I had a good friend. We met at the church we worked in…. I as a paid employee, he as a volunteer. His name was Jose and he was 3 years older than me. He was a fun loving guy. He loved kids, traveling, events with people, birds and painting. He was totally the opposite of me and yet we became the best of buddies. Neither of us had family in the state we lived in so he would come to my tiny place on holidays (he lived in the suburbs and drove, I lived in the big city and did not) if he did not fly home. Because I had become disabled, he always brought our meal and dvd’s to watch. The other night I got an email from his best friend telling me that Jose had died peacefully in his sleep on his 61st birthday. Heartbroken doesn’t even begin to tell you how I feel. My buddy Jose was a good man and I always missed him after I moved out of state. Here are some of the photos he sent me from some of his trips in the U.S. and abroad. I use to call them The Many Adventures of Jose. I didn’t include many of the best photos because Jose was in them and I don’t believe it’s right to post photos of someone without their permission. So some trips in the states and out of the U.S. I can’t show you. This one’s for you buddy….see you on the other side.
Paris Opera House
Bellagio Polar Bears
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