Saturday, October 9, 2004

Old friends

A couple of weeks ago, an old college friend was in Chicago for a conference. He called me and we got together on a Friday evening. We've been friends for over 30 years, but had not seen each other since my wedding 12 years ago.

It was fun to see him and talk about the "old days" and also reminisce about all the pranks we used to pull on our friends (and even some non-friends!). As we were talking, it did not seem possible that those things happened so many years ago. After all the laughing and giggling, it almost seemed like all those things were happening now!

We were snapped back to reality at 8:30 PM when my buddy announced that he was tired and needed to turn in for the night...on an early autumn Friday evening...in downtown Chicago! The sad thing was that I was also getting tired.

Wow, things have changed for both of us.