Losing a Friend over Covid-19

Rod Fraser carving with Don in 2020

From the time of the initial Covid-19 lockdown in early 2020, Don and I played a game of hide and seek with those that wanted us to ‘stay home and be safe’. While we didn’t flout the law, we skated very close to the rules, in order to pursue a social life and indulge our love of woodcarving.

In the cold weather, we met outside in our cars, opened our windows and conducted a decent conversation from car to car. And when it was too cold for that, we would find a private corner of the parking lot, sit in Don’s car and chat about the news, our world, and all that seemed to be wrong with it. A Tim’s latté in hand ─ we would hold court and engage in the greatest of conversations.

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