The Kenneth Avery I Know!

This is Festus, Kenneth and Pams new kitty. Isn't he adorable?
This is Festus, Kenneth and Pams new kitty. Isn't he adorable?

Just who is Kenneth Avery?

I have been on HubPages for awhile and have "met" some really nice people. I admire the writers here, for they are dedicated and talented. When hubber Kenneth Avery found out I lived in the same state as he does, Alabama, he became a devoted follower. I also became a devoted follower of his and we started communicating through emails. Eventually we started talking on the phone occassionally and have become fast friends.

For all of the Kenneth fans out there, I wanted to tell you a little more about him. We all know how talented he is as a writer. His humor is endless and his more serious hubs are very touching. He really writes from the heart.

What I have found most enduring about Kenneth is his genuine feelings about things. He is a devoted husband, proud grandfather, hard worker, and one of the most real people I know. He feels deeply about things. He cares. We have brainstormed together about writing and ideas and ways to help each other in our drive to have successful writing careers. We have also talked about many other subjects!

All of you who know him know how sweet his comments are. Does he really feel that way...is he really that grateful to all of his followers? Yes. Yes. Yes. He appreciates them more than you know.

Kenneth is very much the gentleman...a true Southern Gent! He is polite, has morals, treats people with respect and is very careful not to offend anyone. I wish there were more like him out there. I have complained for years that no one seems to have just common manners anymore. Kenneth is a very mannerly man, a very refreshing quality!

As he has mentioned (so I'm not telling anything he would not want me to!) he has fibromyalgia and is in a lot of pain most of the time. Despite this, he does his best to help around the house... cooking dinner for his wife or cleaning up...anything to help out. He is also a man of pride. He wants to succeed at writing (besides just loving to write) so that he can contribute more in a financial way to the family. I have the utmost respect for that.

He and his wife, Pam, recently got a kitten, Festus (see photo of him above). He is one adorable cat and he and Pam are loving him to death! He is very concerned about doing all the right things for Festus and asks me about cat things all the time. It's just typical of him to want to do the very best for all he comes in contact with.

I've had some personal problems lately and he has given me support and encouragement that goes beyond what even friends I've had for over twenty years have done! He genuinely cares and never forgets to ask about things. I don't know about you, but I don't find that many people who are like that nowadays.

He is also a very fascinating person. He has such a wide variety of interests (as you know from his hubs) and thinks about all kinds of things, most of which just amaze me! His imagination is unlimited. I could go on and on, but the main thing I know about Kenneth is that he is the real deal. He is a genuine person.

I have been honored to become such good friends with him. I will tell you about an inside joke we have. We both do a survey site that pays you ten cents for these very short surveys. We can cash out at $15.00. We are both close and we have this running joke that when we get our "big" payout we will take a trip to New York and do the town! You wouldn't believe the hilarious ideas he comes up with about where we will go and what we'll do!

I hope you don't mind me telling your fellow hubbers about you, Kenneth, but I had to let them know that you are truly as good a person as you seem on HubPages. Say hi to Pam and give Festus a kiss, my dear friend!



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Lucky Cats 4 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Hi Cat Gypsy! Wow! what a great tribute about a really fine man...and nice person. I am so glad you wrote this; because I have the same feelings about Kenneth Avery...I've enjoyed reading his hubs and I always felt that he was the real dealio. A nice, kind, open, vulnerable and honest man. He has always been so kind in comments and encouraging, too. I love his style...and the more recent hubs in poetry have shown that he has talents in many writing styles. I've laughed out loud while reading some of his hubs about his past, meeting women and the way in which he can laugh at himself. And NOW....Festus! well, for me, that's the cherry on top of the cake! That pretty much does it for me! I am so glad, too, that you two are close and close in proximity, too...and have become good friends...because I have also always had a feeling that you, Cat Gypsy, are also a very real, down to earth, honest and genuine person. So, it just goes to show; "birds of a feather..." Thank you for writing such a great hub recognizing one of the nicest writers on Hub Pages! This is truly a beautiful tribute by a beautfiful person about another beautiful person. Kathy


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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South Author

Lucky Cats, I'm glad you enjoyed it. He is a very special person. And thank you for the compliments...I'm very touched. As for Festus, he is one lucky cat (haha...I love your name!) because Kenneth and Pam are CRAZY about him. It would figure he loves animals because I feel people who do have good hearts. Thanks for the comment!


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

June 13, 2012 at 10:15 a.m.

Dear Catgypsy,

This is history made. I am speechless for the first time in many years. No one, not even my good friend who runs the newspaper where I live, has ever written such a warm selection of thoughts about the likes of "me." And I sincerely thank you, catgypsy, for that.

True, I do not think myself as worthy of such words. Nor do I live on a pedestal. I had much rather put people such as you and Lucky Cats, up there for you are both so rich in talent and personality, that you deserve this more than I.

I don't know what to say or how to react to this. Im actually blushing as I look back over this hub. Festus is going to run wild in my house when he read this. Oh, I didnt tell you that Ive taught Festus to read. He can read "Twin Pet," cat food well.

And strictly for the record, catgypsy, Lucky Cats, I value both of your friendships and being on my followers list so much. Ive said it openly many times, "I have the BEST FOLLOWERS on HubPages!!!!" Bar none.

This proves it.

I just hope that in some way, I can do something for you, catgypsy, for this lovely surprise. And for you, Lucky Cats, I want to do something for you as well.

Life is short, girls. Really short. Ive never realized this as I have in the past months when a few of my good friends around my hometown are now gone to be with Jesus. Life ended for them quietly in their sleep. They went to bed with passing the futherest thing on their mind.

In case I go that way, I just want to say, with a full-measure of Sincerity . . ."I LOVE YOU, CATGYPSY, LUCKY CATS, AND ALL OF MY FOLLOWERS. AND WISH FOR YOU, ONLY THE BEST THAT THIS LIFE CAN BRING."

Sincerely,

Kenneth and Festus


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

catgypsy,

This is the first hub of yours that I have read. I saw your comment recently on a hub that I am following so I figured I would give youir profile a scan through. This hub immediately grabbed my attention because I have been following Kenneth for quite some time now. Can I just say that this is an awesome tribute! So very thoughtful of you to do this for him. He definitely deserves this tribute in every way! So, thanks even though I don't even know you...yet.

Kenneth,

I am glad you have received this tribute. You deserve this! I enjoy your hubs. The funny ones crack me up to no end! I always leave your humorous hubs with a laugh and a smile! Unfortunately since I have only been on HubPages for five weeks, I have not gotten the time to visit your more serious hubs. But, I will get to them at some point. Again you deserve this tribute!

Thanks catgypsy for your thoughtfulness to share this tribute and I hope both of you have a great rest of your weekend! Take Care!


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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South Author

Josh, thank you so much for reading my hub. Kenneth and I have become good friends and I just had to write this for all his fans. He's as goodhearted a person as you'll ever find.

I have read some of your hubs tonight and just wanted to tell you I think you are a terrific writer and look forward to reading more! Thanks again and hope your weekend is fun and relaxing!


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

@ Josh, I agree with catgypsy, you are a terrific writer, Josh. Just keep it up and before long, who knows, you might be signing books at Barnes and Nobles. Keep a positive attitude.

Kenneth

And THANK YOU AGAIN, Catgypsy . . .for your very sweet and kind hub. I dont know if Im deserving or not, but I love and value ALL of my Followers on Hubs . . .Wish I could write ONE hub and name each one by name and write a small thanks to each one.

But in the meantime, you all know that I DO appreciate YOU!

Kenneth


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi catgypsy,

A wonderful tribute to a wonderful man. Kenneth, is caring, thoughtful, funny and humble. A first class act in my book who I am honored to have as a friend.

Voted up and away!


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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South Author

Thanks Sueswan. He is a very special person to so many. He is one person I can say has a genuinely good heart, which is rare these days, I hate to say! I'm so glad you enjoyed the hub!

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