Robert Silvernail

October/November 2023

Jarrod’s and Robert’s avatars separated by the letter emoji and their website domains, and, below their images.
(Image inspiration: Jose Munoz)

Robert Silvernail is one of my closest personal friends — the closest personal friend, some might say. I’ve known him since I was a wee lad, since my very first day as a Boy Scout after I crossed over from Cub Scouts. Robert has been there through thick and thin with me, he was Best Man at my wedding, and although we don’t live close by anymore (he’s back in Michigan where I grew up), we still chat regularly. But not regularly enough! Robert agreed to be my penpal, so we’re bringing it back to the beginning with these emailed letters — we used to email as though it was an instant messenger and… well… you’ll see.

Below, Robert updates me on what’s new in his life, we reminisce on the good old times, and Robert does professional battle with mischievous squirrels.

What’s this now?

I’m glad you asked, dear reader! This is an ongoing project where I get to know one of my readers by becoming penpals for a month. You can learn more about the idea, see who I’ve chatted with, and check a list of available months by visiting the PenPals project page.