Saturday, April 6, 2013

Headed to the airport

Today is going to be a great day. In just a couple of hours I pick up one of my closest, oldest friends from the Albuquerque airport. We've planned to meet for a year, ever since we decided to celebrate our 60th birthdays together.

We went to all 12 years of Catholic school together in Detroit. Somehow we lost touch in about 1972 but I found her a few years ago thanks to the magic of the Internet. She's a model of perseverance, working hard, and living according to your beliefs. She started her working life as a nursing assistant (I think) and got her masters degree in nursing a couple of years ago. She now works as a hospice nurse, work she loves to do, but is also an active voice in environmental issues. I'm so proud of her because, honestly, she was a little flighty back then and we didn't think she'd amount to anything. I love you, P!

Thought for the day:
It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. (Marlene Dietrich)