I am lucky enough to have remained friends with a group of amazing women that I met in high school. Some of the men, too, to some extent. But it’s really these women that have been the mainstay of my life for over 30 years now.
We’ve seen each other through marriages and divorces, through the births of children and grandchildren, through career changes, recalcitrant teenagers, new houses, and everything else. Everything. We can go without seeing each other for months or even years, and when you walk in the door, it’s as if no time has passed at all.
It was terrific to see old classmates at the reunion that I hadn’t seen in a long time, and to mark the astonishing changes in a few of them. But it was the chance to have an evening with my buddies that made the trip.
Here’s to you guys. Don’t know what I’d do without you.