Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Good People, Good Friends...


“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one”
~ C.S. Lewis

We have a lot of friendly and interesting people in Crisfield. Today, I want to share two of them with you. Donnie Howard, left, is well known all over Somerset County. He has been active in the Marion Volunteer Fire Department (just outside Crisfield) for almost 50 years. He presently serves as Marion's Fire Police and Safety Officer. I have never seen Donnie without a smile on his face.

Billie Chandlier, owner of the Pizza Shoppe in Crisfield, runs not only a restaurant 7 days a week, she does double duty running a successful catering business. And I thought I worked hard!



Donnie at the Mt Vernon Fire Department banquet with Chief Donald Ford of the Deal Island Fire Department.

Donnie with his two dogs, Rascal and Precious.

Donnie all decked out at the Marion Fire Department banquet. Shown with Donnie is Steve Marshall of Crisfield, Director of EMS.

We love you Donnie! You, too Billie. Now, do I get a ride in the fire truck and some free pastries?

"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."
~ Dale Carnegie

14 comments:

Marilyn said...

I think every town has a "Donnie" who is completely dedicated to his town!!
Great Post!!
Hugs,
Marilyn
xxoo

GingerV said...

this is nice, to feature one person works well for really giving a sense of the town and its people. good job. hugs

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Great folks in Crisfield. Age is not a factor.Reach out to someone and we are never alone.

Mildred said...

A pleasure to meet both Donnie and Billie. What interesting and full lives they lead. Hope you get that ride on the firetruck and some yummy pastries!

Joanne said...

What dedicated, hardworking folks there in Crisfield. So much of a town's charm is the character of the people living there.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Dale Carnegie says it best!

Barry said...

The reality is, towns couldn't function without people like Donnie and Billie! They are the unsung heroes of our lives.

However, thanks to you, they are not the unphotographed!

Thanks for sharing them with us.

willow said...

I love the C.S. Lewis quote. Mind if I post it at WM?

Si's blog said...

Crisfield should be very pleased with you recording so much of life there. Neat story and pictures.

Patty said...

Thanks for the nice comments. I have so many people I want to feature. Everyone makes up a little piece of Crisfield, and adds to its flavor. These are just two. Although Donnie does not actually live in Crisfield, everyone knows him.

Willow: Help yourself to that quote. It sounds like you.

gigi said...

I love Donnie's head full of white hair. Every picture it is different. He looks like a ton of fun. You sure have some fun people living up there.
I love that quote by Dale Carnegie it's a good one.

Butler and Bagman said...

Thanks for introducing me to Donnie. Great variety of pictures. I'm betting I've missed some earlier blogs and will check everything in the morning.

Andrea said...

What a lovely post...your photography is amazing!! So glad to have found you! :)

http://www.facebook.com/lisakeli said...

This brought tears to my eyes when I stumbled across your page! Donnie is my dad and I am so proud to have a father that so many people love. He has done so much for his community and loves all the people in it. He knows no strangers and he has dedicates his life to serving those around him. Thank you so much for sharing this!!
Lisa Lawson