07 March 2011

Friendship is The Wine of Life

I just had a reminder of the French saying: "L'amitie est le vin de la vie" which means "Friendship is the wine of life." Last evening, one of my neighbors, who was away, had a burst water pipe spewing water everywhere, including onto their downstair's neighbors' ceilings and walls. They, fortunately, were home and sounded the alarm for the rest of us to come help. So we did.

One neighbor shut off the water to the apartment and called the plumber (on a Sunday evening) who brought a large water vacuum and showed us how to use it. Two neighbors left a birthday party to help vacuum and mop up the water. Three other of us were on the mop and towel brigade to help get up all the standing water. We got the job done together. We've become friends in the almost two years we've lived here in our little apartment complex totaling 15 apartments in 3 buildings. We've shared food, parties and good times together. When an emergency struck, friends helped.

Friendship, like wine, sweetens life.


13 comments:

  1. You are so right! And how fortunate you are to live around such nice people!

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  2. What goes around, comes around! You attract good people :)

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  3. That's the kind of thing one likes to hear - and the kind of thing, unfortunately, one hears of too infrequently. You got good neighbors. They've got a good neighbor, too.

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  4. Wonderful story. Do the water-stricken neighbors know of the fate, and good fortune, yet?

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  5. Krissa, Truly.
    Nan, Thank you, sweet lady.
    Lou, I do and thank you.
    Patti, Yes, I talked to them this morning as did my neighbor. They were grateful.

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  6. We're all in this together, after all.

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  7. Your last sentence says it all!

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  8. heartwarming....I know they appreciated you all so very much.

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  9. Linda, We are.
    Nancy, Grateful for both.
    Nanny, That's what friends are for...

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  10. Great photos in the Vatican! I really would like to go back there with more time.

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  11. AM, Watch for tomorrow's post!

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  12. Lovely relationships, it sounds like. Truly what friends are for.

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