The Reward

DSCF4456Fred Bodin was rewarded today for his months of hard work recovering from his cancer related disability. For the first time since January, Fred was back at his gallery, Bodin Historic Photo on Main Street, Gloucester. After nibbling away at his accumulated work, Fred rewarded himself with something he could really sink his teeth into, Virgilio’s Eggplant Supreme. “I’ve been dreaming about this for months,” he said.

Fred said that he will be at the gallery on a limited hours basis until his strength and mobility are fully restored. For the time being, he hopes to be open for several hours every Saturday.

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  • Fred Bodin you have worked so hard! What an inspiration. And for Virgilios–the food dreamed about for months :)

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    • The Viirgilios sandwich lived up to my expectations. With more hard work in PT. I’ll be able to start framing photos again and fill the empty spots in the gallery.

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  • Welcome home Fred!!!! You have been sorely missed!!!! Keep up the recovery!

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  • It was so great today with Fred at the gallery. He certainly deserves a reward. Nice to see you Marty and Barbara

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    • Thanks for all your help Donna, today and every week over the last 4 months. Only sincere friends and family would do that.

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  • Wm. Skipper Publicover

    Good News, Marty ! All Ahead Slow, Fred. :-)

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    • Slow is right Skip. Full speed ahead in physical/occupational therapy. What I did today with the help of my friends is something I’ve been focused on for 22 weeks from my hospital bed.

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  • Awesome Fred. You should try a garlic Italian sausage from Trupiano’s in a Virgilio roll. I just ate four (Picked them both up at Lanesville Package Store and mustard from Karl’s sausage.)

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    • Thanks Paul, now I’ll be dreaming of a garlic sausage roll, but only one!

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    • Paul, & Fred

      That place is right across from where I lived up until 1968 -it was the hall back then and mover’s stored furiture there. My younger brother who went back that way on a vacation with mom many moons ago – said David Morey opened it.

      Dave :-)

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  • Fantastic!!! It made my day to see you back in your diggs, Fred. Your hard work has rewarded us all! Virgilio’s sub is a just reward!

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  • About The Reward: Marty is a master of naming posts with provocative titles, which can mean two or more things, and really makes one think. Sometimes I don’t see it clearly for a day or two. My rewards are improved health, getting back to work I’m passionate about, and the Virgilios sandwich. The rewards I perceive imparted to others are inspiration, hope, and faith that persistent hard work is worthwhile. I also trust my shared cancer posts have comforted others battling illness.

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  • Congratulations for all of your hard work paying off. I bet that Virgilio’s sub was a fitting reward!’

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  • Yay, Fred

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  • Fall down seven times, get up eight, Fred! Good see you’re pulling through it.

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  • Wow! Great, great news to see!

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  • Good morning Fred ~ see you this summer ~

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  • Great health food for the work ahead and best wishes and continue the climb up and sharing is vital to instill the strength for all on the team forward. stay strong and God Bless Fred :-) Dave & Kim:-)

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  • Fred, perusing your most enjoyable posts and came upon this! So glad you are back at what appears to be your most loved station. Kaethe

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