Sunday Morning Reflections – Missing Jake

by Skip Cohen

There are certain people who come into our lives with such big personalities that after a very short period we don’t remember a time when they weren’t around. Meet my buddy Jake, my next door neighbor who passed away last year.

For whatever reason, I took the dog out this morning and glanced towards his house next door and simply miss the guy. I had to run his wife to the airport on Friday.  Even though he’s been gone a few months, it’s doesn’t change the feeling of loss.

I call this Sunday Morning Reflections, simply because I tend to stray so far away from the topics of marketing, photography and business. I wrote a blog about Jake on the old Photo Resource Hub site, then moved it over here a short time ago, but what I never moved, was Jake’s favorite joke. I’m told it’s an old one, but I’d never heard it before.

When we first moved in, Jake came over with a bottle of wine and the best home made fudge on planet earth. He introduced himself, welcomed us to the neighborhood and told us,

“We make love almost every day.” Being in his 70’s, even though it was TMI, but he knew I’d taken the bait when he added,

“Almost on Monday, almost on Tuesday, almost on Wednesday, almost on Thursday…”

Wishing everybody a terrific Sunday and the hope that you all have a Jake in your life! Our lives are richer because he was in ours.


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