I invited a couple of dear friends, fellow forumosans, to dinner last night.
One, a lifelong friend and mentor, lavished me with a plethora of teaching aids. A unexpected and most welcome kindness.
The other, a dear brother accompanied by his darling, magnificent (mere adjectives simply do not do her justice), wife, arrived with the gift of a surround-sound system for my DVD player. This is a couple who have endured severe trauma of late, who, despite all recent predicaments, displayed generosity and kindness that will not easily be forgotten.
My first lovely friend I have known virtually all of my adult life. The second, I met at my first Forumosa Happy Hour.
Both, I assured, were welcome to dinner and drinks without the need for reciprocation.
These are the type of friends that humble me and make me proud to be a member of this worthy community.