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|In spite if Sir John's indiscriminate cravings for society....
Written by Jeffrey
(9/25/2009 10:23 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, People person, penned by Barb JA
I still like him! He'd rather have bad company than no company at all. Hospitality is a rare gift and he is so non-judgmental and accepting of his guests, be they family, friends, or associates. Here's a very telling example in Ch 25: (apologies for possibly jumping ahead)
Sir John was delighted; for to a man, whose prevailing anxiety was the dread of being alone, the acquisition of two, to the number of inhabitants in London was something.
Now, to explain further. There are "party-throwers" and "party goers." I dare say most of us fit into the latter category. Our dear neighbors across from us in our cul-de-sac have been our neighborhood "party throwers" for 20 years. The man of the house is a classic Sir John. He has the gift of hospitality and his get-togethers are both costly and time consuming for him and his wife. He does it because he admits he simply loves it. We all love him back for doing it! He invites one and all, accepts one and all, and I've heard a disparaging word against him.
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