Friday, May 30, 2008

Wonderful Afternoon

Yesterday was one of those almost perfect late spring days; clear sky and very moderate temperature. Add to that the opportunity to have lunch with an old friend and it was almost perfect. My friend Kathleen has been in Washington, D.C. this past week attending intensive meetings and workshops. The only opportunity to see each other presented itself in the form of lunch yesterday. I welcomed the opportunity to get away for a little while but mostly to see and talk with my friend.

Kathleen and I have known each other since we were 18 and just starting college. It has not been one of the friendships where we were joined at the hip but instead one of those where we see each other or correspond on an intermittent basis. But when the occasion presents itself it is almost like no time has passed between us. What a treasure it is to have those jewels in our lives. Needless to say, we caught up on our own happenings, politics and just stuff. We also had a very good lunch. She had to get back to her sessions and I needed to get back to Delaware. Two wonderful hours made for a great day.

Kathleen and Gary will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary next week. Here's wishing them the very best and thanking them for being some of the bright points in our lives. We love you guys.

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