Some Friends Of Our Founder

"Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty."
- Sicilian proverb

There are good ships
and there are wood ships,
The ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships are
friendships, and may they
always be.

Vic and Barry at the zip lines in St LuciaSt. Lucia - January 2010 - Barry and Vic in St Lucia (zip lines above the jungle)

Vic at HalloweenSandy, Vic, and good friends Rob and Diane - Halloween 2009

Marquesas - French PolynesiaMarquesas - French Polynesia - Oct 2008 - Vic with friends from New York

SwitzerlandVic with friends Terrianne, Debbie and Jim while in Switzerland - June 2007

Vic and friends in Beijing China 2006Beijing China - March 2006 - Robert, Gary, Vic, Gary and Ken

"True friends stab you in the front." - Oscar Wilde

Vic, Hill and GaryJanuary 1997 - Vic, Hill, and Gary in Hawaii
(Gary has been Vic's close friend for over 30 years)

Around the corner I have a friend
In this great city that has no end,
Yet the days go by and weeks rush on,
And before I know it, a year is gone

And I never see my old friend's face,
For life is a swift and terrible race,
He knows I like him just as well,
As in the days when I rang his bell,
And he rang mine.

If, we were younger then,
And now we are busy, tired men.
Tired of playing a foolish game,
Tired of trying to make a name.

"Tomorrow" I say "I will call on Jim"
"Just to show that I'm thinking of him."
But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes,
And distance between us grows and grows.

Around the corner! - yet miles away,
"Here's a telegram sir-"
"Jim died today."

Around the corner, a vanished friend.

If you love someone, tell them.

Remember always to say what you mean.
Never be afraid to express yourself.
Take this opportunity to tell someone
what they mean to you.
Seize the day and have no regrets.
Most importantly, stay close to your
friends and family, for they have helped
make you the person that you are today
and are what it's all about anyway.
Pass this along to your friends.
Let it make a difference in your day and theirs.
The difference between expressing love and having regrets
is that the regrets may stay around forever.

Vic, Parsons seattle 1999Best friends together Seattle 1999
We now live 800 miles apart and yet we will always be best friends.

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