nailToday we buried an old friend, Julius S. Markowski, 100. May God grant him mercy, peace and light. May St Stanislaus assist him.

Julius and his family’s history is intertwined with my family’s these past many decades. So many memories of Julius and Betty with my grandparents Julius and Helen. There is also a long friendship with Julius and his grandson John with whom I went to primary school.

One of Julius’ sayings: “The nail is a wonderful thing.” Indeed it is. Among other things, nails hold things together, including friendship.