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Many years ago when I was first transferred to Seattle I met a man who wine and dined me like no other. Though most of my first couple years in a new city with a new job I felt very much alone, when he, Lyndon Lewis, was in town for the summers (from Australia) I felt I had a good friend. And I did. We are still friends to this day and when I went to Australia a couple years ago I took him this gift – an artist rendition of one of our favorite photos. In this picture he took me to a picnic (Lyndon style – meaning; very posh) at Aliki Beach where we had all the trimmings; white dinner jacket, candelabra, table linens, Champagne bucket, silver, silver ware and so on. What we didn’t get a photo of was just after we had the picture taken, a boat below us in the water hit the gas and the lovely Puget Sound flew up and over me as I held my Champagne glass up to toast. When the water stopped, I sat completely drenched, glass still held high with a strand of seaweed in my Champagne and some dangling from my sun glasses. It’s provided a great memory and a wonderful laugh for us both, for all these 25+ years later. This artist rendition of our photo memorializes that day for us. If ever I write that memoir, Lyndon Lewis will figure prominently from season to season, page to page, as he still does in my life.
What good friends and good memories do you have that tell great stories? Write them down. Who knows, maybe someday when you finally write that memoir, these stories will be important.
Need info on how to write a memoir? check out Jack and Bob’s blog, Memoir Moments.
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