|My surprise birthday party November 9, 1979|
Tonight I had dinner with two old friends I haven't seen in over twenty years. Actually I think it's been almost thirty years. Hard to believe but I think the last time I saw them was at my 38th birthday party in 1979 at my friend Big Bob's single wide on his twenty-two wooded acres outside of Georgetown.
|Tommy, Howard and me - 32 year reunion!|
I have to admit that I didn't recognize my friend Howard. It wasn't until he spoke that I recognize his unique Sussex County accent which is like none other in this country. It is a mixture of southern drawl and I don't know what else but it is unique. Howard may have changed physically but his personality hasn't changed one iota. He is still a very upbeat and happy guy, just the kind of person I like as a friend.
I looked for an earlier picture of my friend Tommy from that same Seventies period but apparently I haven't scanned them on my computer yet. One of the few pictures that I haven't scanned. Well, take my word for it I recognized my friend Tommy right away. About the only thing that changed with Tommy is that his full head of hair is now white and cut short. Other than that he still has that same sparkle in his eyes even though he is 81 years old now!
|Bob, Jim and me 1980|