Communication keeps relationships strong

I must confess I like and respect women even more as time goes by. Last weekend my younger cousin had a great clam bake and huge cake for his birthday party. Living alone since my wife passed away many years ago, there have been very few phone calls between my extended family members. We would call for weddings and children's birthdays. The only time we would get together was at funerals. I've missed out on so many good times.

I did not recognize lots and lots of my relatives and their children at the birthday party. My wife and the other women in the family were more in touch with other family members. My biggest concern as a young father was about work and our children. Little else mattered to me.

Being alone now I'm really thinking farther than my nose and would like to get closer to family and friends that I've known and loved for years and years. I'm taking a tip from the ladies and will try and keep more in contact with those I care for. Thank you, ladies, for passing along your communication skills.

Bruce Leigh

Bay Village

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Volume 6, Issue 21, Posted 10:09 AM, 10.14.2014