10 Dec 2016

Old friends - NOT amateur radio

This weekend we have old friends over staying with us. When I was in hospital, they regularly drove 90 miles each way to come to see me in hospital. Up until 2009 they lived in our village but moved to the Cotswolds, partly to be close to their daughter who has MS.

I have said many times that a real illness shows true friends. Sadly, a church-going couple next door never once asked how I was and never came to see my wife.  Some people just don't "do" illnesses. It is some years since I was in hospital for 3.5 months, but our Cotswold friends are as close as ever.

In a time of real crisis, some people "came up trumps".  Others just fell away.


DaveL said...


You find out who your true friends are when there is a crisis. Going through a breakup or a divorce spotlights who your real friends are.

Sitting in a church doesn't make you a christian, just like sitting in a kitchen doesn't make you a chef..


Roger G3XBM said...

Thank you David. Quite so.