Well, the name of the restaurant is deceiving; we all drank water and had simple lunches.
Here are “the girls” minus one. From left to right – me, Pam, Angie, and Susie. Becky couldn’t make it. Two hours wasn’t nearly enough time to catch up.
I’m not sure when I met the others, but I’ve known Susie since the 2nd grade. She has her PhD, two beautiful kids, and skin like cream. Angie lost both her father and one of her brothers this year, but seems to be bouncing back okay. Pam got married this year to her second husband, and is busy blending families. And as for me, well, you already know about me.
As I looked around the table, it seemed as though we were back in school, sitting together in the lunchroom, discussing whatever it was that we used to discuss.
It’s truly a beautiful thing to have lifelong friendships like this.