One of the best things I’ve done in a long while was spend time with these childhood friends. I consider myself sooooo fortunate to have attended school from Headstart through twelfth grade with many of the same people. (Headstart was a program started in 1965 for low-income kids who needed a “head start” before first grade, and we were those kids…)
There’s nothing like childhood friends—the folks we knew before we knew ourselves. We can sit together and reminisce and laugh and cry, and although we are fifty-something now, when we’re together, we are first graders. Or twelve-years-old. Or seniors in high school. Our memories have only become more vivid with age, hindsight, and a dose of humor.
We know the same places and people, and there’s a specialness to that.Continue Reading