Sometimes when I'm in a pensive mood I walk up to old St Nicholas Church to visit Frankie.
Frankie is much younger than me but he's a good listener and I feel I can open my heart to him.
I've been going up there on and off for years. I used to take the kids to see him when they were young.
My children love Frankie and I have no doubt that in time they will take their own children to visit him.
When I need him I know he will be there waiting for me and ready to listen. He is always there.
I went there today and told Frankie all about the current situation and promised to update him again.
Although it's been thirty years since I first got to know him Frankie is no older now than he was then.