Saturday, December 8, 2012

Clyde Lived Here



Twenty-five years ago, my co-worker Clyde lived here.  He had a special ability to explain 30-word concepts in 300 words or more.  Clyde drove me and many other Type A personalities nuts.

Then he died unexpectedly of a heart attack.  His service was packed to the rafters with an enormous number of friends.  We slowly began to recognize that Clyde was doing his best and that many people appreciated him.  Whenever I go past his house, I feel a little guilty.  These days I am a bit more patient and a bit more tolerant.  Not much, but a bit.

22 comments:

Andy said...

What a beautiful and unique home.

JM said...

The house is fantastic and I believe your photo makes it justice. I understand your feelings, I'm a bit more tolerant too nowadays. Well, sometimes.

Birdman said...

Fantastic works describing the front porch area of this place. I agree there are homes, of friends and family gone, that I will drive out of the way to see some days. I ask myself: Am I ok?

Lowell said...

A fascinating house. I suppose it was meant to have a rectangular porch but ol' Clyde got to thinking and by the time he explained things to the architect it had turned into this turret affair. Right?

I agree with your last statement! ;-)

LOLfromPasa said...

What a lovely tribute to your mate, Clyde.

Sharon said...

Every little bit helps! :-)
What a beautiful house. It has a very unique front porch.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the rounded porch on this home Jack, sad story about Clyde but it does sound like many people thought a lot of him.

Luis Gomez said...

Sweet picture and a post Jack.

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful old home and a great shot as always! Patience and tolerance are gifts that we're not all given at any particular time, but the good thing is to be able to recognize it when we do and when we don't have them and act accordingly. Now I've preaced my sermon for the weekend!! Hope your weekend is off to a good start, Jack! Enjoy!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The round porch and beveled dormers are two very stylish features.

Malyss said...

A french quote says : "if youth could know, if age could do" . .

Clyde had a very special pretty house, and was special enough to be remembered even today. It seems he left powerful tracks, after all.

cieldequimper said...

It's a rather striking house.

RedPat said...

One of the best porches I've seen. Clyde must have sat out there a lot and watched the world go by.
No wonder they say that patience is a virtue!

Caramella said...

What a lovely place. I also like the Nutcracker here below. I am a new follower from Rome.

EG CameraGirl said...

One good thing about aging is that we do become more tolerant. Some of us, anyway. This house has an interesting front porch.

Mo said...

An honesty missing but one that is very much needed.

Randy said...

He had a wonderful house. I do love that porch.

Karl Demetz said...

A little strange, but a fascinating house.

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice words about Clyde, and it is a fine house as well.

Halcyon said...

Great story Jack. :)

Chrissy Brand said...

Characterful house and a bit of a character who lived there by the sound of it ;-)

CaT said...

ha, patience... thats difficult, often...