Old Friends 2009
This is me with my dear friend, Michelle Tarantino. We have known each other since 1981.
In May of 1981*, I was working as a cocktail waitress at a bar called "Faces," and Michelle picked me up. True story. She was in San Antonio for training as a medic. After she went home to Omaha, I went to live at the Grand Canyon for the summer. When I was done there, I took a bus to Omaha and moved in to Michelle's studio apartment. We were together as a couple for several years, and even had a holy union. But we were young, volatile, and somewhat stupid. We weren't all that good together.
We did one thing very well, though. We were great companions and friends. We still are. I love Michelle dearly, I count on her for support, and I know she can count on me. What more could I want?
*disclaimer: I think it was May. I think it was 1981. Perhaps Michelle has a better memory.