On our way back from western NY, we stopped in North Carolina to see a long-time friend, whom we'd never met in person. We have known Foy for years online, and Cappy talks with him frequently over the phone while he's out driving the tugboat. Foy and his lovely wife, Brenda are two of the sweetest, dearest people you'd ever want to meet. They recently renewed their marriage vows for their 25th wedding anniversary.
I can't remember how long we've been visiting with Foy online, but it's been some years. Being the fun-loving, chubby 'foodies' we are, we all met in a 'Cooking Room' where people who like to cook, share cooking ideas, or just talk with folks who have the same interests. After awhile, real friends emerged and as in 'real' life, others drifted away. Foy has emerged as a real, honest-to-goodness friend. He is one of those folks who always has a ready laugh and what Cappy calls, "Joie de vivre"..Joy of Life. We can't talk with Foy more than a minute without 'catching' his good mood, and start feeling light-hearted ourselves.
It was so wonderful finally meeting him in person, and his wife, Brenda was every bit as terrific as he said she was. He calls her his "Angel", even after 25 years. Cappy and Foy got to visit outside while Brenda and I chatted inside their very nice home. I really enjoyed getting to know her. Too bad we live so far away, as I'd like to spend more time with her. Alas, all too soon it was time for us to part company with them, and get back on the road.
This week-end Foy and Brenda are going to be busy with the annual church BBQ. They make massive amounts of Carolina-style BBQ Pork and Brunswick stew to sell to the public and it's always a huge success.