Today, I spent the afternoon with my buddy (Lawrence) and his wife (Mrs. Buddy). I’d heard they were having  a little family get-together and, well, considering myself family, I decided to attend.  Festivities officially got underway after 1 p.m., but official start times are for suckers.  If got there early so that I could scope out the eats and squirrel away the choice cookies and dessert squares.

As most of you probably don’t know, Lawrence is my oldest and dearest buddy, our friendship stretching way back to high school when I first encountered him, indirectly, during a gym class football game.  Our Phys Ed teacher, playing quarterback of course, feathered a touch pass my way as I was running a slant route across the middle of the field.  The ball bounced off my hands, and dropped to the ground.  “Nice catch, Lawrence,”he snarked.  “Lawrence?”I wondered.  “Who’s Lawrence?”

Well, actually, it wasn’t Lawrence back then.  Back in high school, before the name change, it was…something else.  I can’t recall.  But I do remember he had to change it to avoid confusion with some other similarly named individual, though far more famous individual.  I think it was C3PO.

Anyway, all that to say we eventually did meet and have remained good friends ever since.  Whenever I’m in town, getting together is always a top priority so that we can reconnect, rehash old times, and cackle incessantly at each other’s jokes, much to the chagrin of our weary significant others.  And so it was today, between lasagna and homemade cheesecake squares.  We had a few laughs, he gave me the grand tour of the renovations being done to his place (and some of the treasures unearthed in the process: vintage hockey cards, an old Batman relic, a mummified ear!), and proudly showed off some of his painstakingly assembled collections (champagne bottles, fridge magnets, back issues of Redbook!).

Good times, good times!

December 26, 2014: Getting Together With Buddy!  And Mrs. Buddy!
Stop motion magic of Buddy and Mrs. Buddy in action

December 26, 2014: Getting Together With Buddy!  And Mrs. Buddy!

December 26, 2014: Getting Together With Buddy!  And Mrs. Buddy!

December 26, 2014: Getting Together With Buddy!  And Mrs. Buddy!

Ah, this takes me back to my buddys’ wedding – lovingly captured in these two blog entries:

https://josephmallozzi.com/2010/10/10/october-9-2010-wedding-day/

https://josephmallozzi.com/2010/10/11/october-11-2010-10-10-10-lawrences-big-day/

More good times, good times!

12 thoughts on “December 26, 2014: Getting together with Buddy! And Mrs. Buddy!

  1. Haha, that’s awesome! I think I even remember those other blog entries. It’s so great you’re getting a chance to reconnect with such a good friend. I firmly believe that one good friend is worth more than all the treasure in the world.

  2. Denise McInerney: I enjoyed your comments yesterday! I could picture those collies waiting for you to drop the cookies. 😀 Thanks for posting your story!

    PBmom: I wished I lived closer to you and could help out. I pray you start to feel better soon!

    Mr. M.M: Sounds like ya’ll are having a great time. So glad the trip is going well. Are you getting more sleep?

    I’m working on my best book list but I’ve realized that some of the books I’ve read recently have been published before 2014. I hope the older ones still count?

  3. Your buddy Lawrence has the greatest smile. Never seen him when he wasn’t smiling. And your buddy’s wife Melanie is so pretty and sweet looking. She never gets any older! Good to see them again.

  4. @I firmly believe that one good friend is worth more than all the treasure in the world.

    I agree with this, there are some things in this world that money can’t buy.

  5. Is DarkMatter Re-birth volume 1 a follow-up to Dark Matter the original one you and Paulie did? thanks.

  6. I just now perused those other blog posts about Lawrence’s wedding since I wasn’t a regular yet back in 2010. It’s funny how he got married on 10-10-10. My oldest nephew’s birthday is on October 10th. He was born in 2000. So, yes, that made him 10 on 10-10-10. What did we do for his birthday party? You guessed it, we went bowling! (10 pins, 10 frames….it was kind of a theme thing)

    -Mike A.

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