Last night around 6 pm as I was waiting for Chris to get home from work the phone rang.
I always look at the display on the phone to see who’s calling and if I don’t recognize the number I often don’t answer it as it’s usually someone trying to sell me something or lately one of our Provincial political parties asking “Can we count on you?”.
So I looked at the telephone display and I saw the words “the Jewelery Doctors”. At first I thought why is a jewelry store calling me? I’m not in the business anymore and the only reason I could think of was that maybe something happened to my sister who’s still in the jewelry trade and they were calling me to help her.
Then a little light went on and I remembered that the Jewelery Doctor was our friend old Bob. Chris and I used to work in the same building as him when we were both jewelers. That’s how we all became good friends.
If you ever need custom made jewelery you must visit Bob. His work is not just “designer inspired jewelry”. No, it is designer jewelry. He can make absolutely anything you can think of and his designs are amazing. I didn’t do the same kind of work as Bob. Chris’ work in the trade was closer to Bobs and I know he aspired to create beautiful pieces like our friend bob.
We had a nice talk on the phone. I probably haven’t talked to him for about a year since he’s a hard man to get a hold of. Chris, in fact, had been downtown on Tuesday when he went to submit our Passport applications to the passport office and he’d dropped into the jewelry trade building that we used to work in to visit with my sister and some of our old friends. Unfortunately Bob wasn’t around when he’d dropped in, but he heard that Chris had been there so he was calling to say hello.
Unfortunately Chris wasn’t home when he called and when Chris tried to call him back he’d already left the office.
It’ll probably be several more months before we all end up talking again.
That’s one nice thing about good friends. Even if you don’t manage to talk or get together often it’s easy to fall right back into place once you do get together.