Leonard about The Bench, Smoking, and Friends

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Leonard about The Bench, Smoking, and Friends

Postby jarkko » Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:19 am

THE BENCH

I read every name.
I bow my head in gratitude.


SMOKING

I took a puff the other night.
Didn't like it.
Maybe try again come 90.


DEAR FRIENDS

Thank you for the countless times you have lifted my spirit.
Thank you for the comfort and the encouragement.

Love and Blessings,


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Re: Leonard about The Bench, Smoking, and Friends

Postby Eddy » Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:35 am

Thanks Jarkko for sharing us these words
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Re: Leonard about The Bench, Smoking, and Friends

Postby IrishMar » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:11 pm

How lovely !
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Re: Leonard about The Bench, Smoking, and Friends

Postby majmunka » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:18 pm

<3
Perfect :) Just what I hoped to hear about his smoking.
Made my day, thanks.
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Re: Leonard about The Bench, Smoking, and Friends

Postby Mabeanie1 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:55 pm

Beautiful words. Thank you Leonard.

And I'm so glad you've put off smoking again until 90. It's no good for you .....

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Re: Leonard about The Bench, Smoking, and Friends

Postby Olwen » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:59 pm

Leonard wrote:THE BENCH

I read every name.
I bow my head in gratitude.


SMOKING

I took a puff the other night.
Didn't like it.
Maybe try again come 90.


DEAR FRIENDS

Thank you for the countless times you have lifted my spirit.
Thank you for the comfort and the encouragement.

Love and Blessings,


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Leonard
Jarkko,
Thank you for posting this- its wonderful to hear directly from Leonard. He is so considerate. I am glad he likes his birthday present.
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Re: Leonard about The Bench, Smoking, and Friends

Postby B4real » Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:10 pm

Dear Leonard,

THE BENCH: I’m very deeply touched.
SMOKING: At that age, you can do anything you want to!
DEAR FRIENDS: The feeling is so completely mutual.

Beverley
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Re: Leonard about The Bench, Smoking, and Friends

Postby tularosa » Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:24 pm

Simple beauty.
Merci Jarkko
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Re: Leonard about The Bench, Smoking, and Friends

Postby basecamp » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:39 pm

Leonard is a real Mensch!
Thanks for sharing Jarkko
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Re: Leonard about The Bench, Smoking, and Friends

Postby musicmania » Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:50 pm

Thank you for sharing Jarkko.
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Re: Leonard about The Bench, Smoking, and Friends

Postby Cheshire gal » Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:07 pm

Thank you Jarkko for sharing Leonard's sentiments with us. It is wonderful to be a part of giving back a little something to a man who has given us so much happiness for all these years. He is an inspiration to us all.
Thank you Leonard. You have made a definite difference to my life.

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Re: Leonard about The Bench, Smoking, and Friends

Postby somewhat_nifty » Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:56 pm

Brilliant! Thank you.

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Re: Leonard about The Bench, Smoking, and Friends

Postby Athnuachan » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:28 pm

Great to hear this. (He couldn't really embrace smoking again, could he ? :roll: )
Thanks, Jarkko.
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Re: Leonard about The Bench, Smoking, and Friends

Postby regensburg » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:45 pm

Thank you Jarkko for posting Leonard's dear sentiments.

I am so happy to be part of this project, it could have not been bestowed to a better Man. Leonard truly deserves this after all he has done for us. Leonard is one of a kind and there will never be another.

Thank you Leonard for your kindness and your wonderful talent that has made me the happiest Girl in the world.

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Re: Leonard about The Bench, Smoking, and Friends

Postby gallina » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:05 pm

Thank you so much...
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