Happy Birthday, Brent!

Happy Birthday, Brent!

Yesterday, I met with a friend whom I hadn’t seen in about 20 years. I hate admitting I’m even old enough to say something like that, but Caroline and I were friends in our early high school years. We lived in the same apartment building. Both of us are only children, and both of us have Irish parents. Believe it or not, the way we found each other again was through the Classmates.com site. I’d registered there about three years ago and didn’t think about it again. Impulsively clicking on a banner ad one day recently, I saw that the list of people who’d signed up from my school had grown dramatically. Checking my year, I saw her name, but not having paid for the premium service, there was no way to contact one another. I surreptitiously put my email address in the comments section hoping she’d find it and, lo and behold, about a week later I received an email from her. We’re now rekindling a friendship that began long ago. God Bless the Internet!