His Name is Craig
by Tobi Schwartz-Cassell
You may remember my last blog post about the man I kept meeting in the elevator where Stan and I now live. When I’d see this man, my neighbor, he’d never smile. When I had my dog Fred with me, he’d crack a half smile at him, but that was it.
Well guess what? His name is Craig.
Stan and I were babysitting for his sister’s dog last week while she and her husband were in Iceland. (Fun Fact: Did you know that Iceland is green and Greenland is icy?) Anyway, while they were gone, little Casper would ride the elevator with Fred and I when it was time for their walks.
One time, when we boarded the elevator, the-man-who-never-smiled was in there. And guess what? He smiled! He also spoke! He said with a chuckle, “So you have two now!” I laughed and told him we were babysitting for the little white dog. By then, it was time to depart the elevator.
Casper and her parents are now home together, safe and sound.
Yesterday, Fred and I boarded the elevator, and there was the mystery man, again. We said hi to each other and exchanged some quick pleasantries (already an improvement!) and as we were getting off, I asked, “What’s your name?” He said, “Craig.” I said, “Mine’s Tobi.”
We smiled, and went on our merry separate ways.
So to everyone who commented with your helpful advice, Craig, Fred and I thank you.
With lots of ♥,
PS: This month, we’ve got two events to look forward to! This coming Thursday evening, Sept 14 is our next Painting Dinner with Artist & Instructor Susan Roop. On Tuesday evening, Sept 19, we’re doing another Psychic Dinner with Psychic Medium Judy Dingler.
Only 8 tix left for Painting and 7 tix left for Psychic. Don’t miss out! Hoping to see you!
September 18, 2017 @ 4:51 pm
I hope you realize how significant that was for him, Tobi!! You were a gift to him. That is who you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
September 18, 2017 @ 4:58 pm
…and you, Katherine, are a gift to me.