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A middle school teacher asked her class to write imaginative definitions of a friend. One student said, “A friend is a pair of open arms in a society of armless people.”

Another said, “A friend is a warm bedroll on a cold and frosty night.”

Other said, “A friend is a lively polka in the midst of a dreary musical concert.”

“A friend is a mug of hot coffee on a damp cloudy day.”

“A friend is a beautiful orchard in the middle of the desert.”

“A friend is a stiff drink when you’ve had a terrible shock.” (How does a middle school student know that?)

“A friend is a hot bath after you have walked 20 miles on a dusty road.”

Mark Twain said, ‘the holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring nature that it will last through a whole lifetime if not asked to lend money.”

It has been said that a dog is man’s best friend. Pepper Rodgers was the football coach at UCLA several years ago and when his team kept losing games one season he was criticized severely by the media. It got so bad that he said to his wife that a man needs at least two friends but his only friend was his dog.

So his wife went out and bought him another dog.

Friendship is a wonderful thing...

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