Friends, Old and New
So Friday night we went to a party @ Mark & Lynne’s. It was (most of) our house church group, plus one other family. Take a look at this picture.
Now, are you surprised when I tell you that it turned into a karaoke contest? You ARE? Look again….Hmmm…if you were surprised, then you must not know too many Filipinos. Please — I was one of four white people there (OK, the Things are 3/4 white, but for these purposes, that doesn’t count). Yeah, MUCH karaoke. While we were there, it was an individual thing, but from what I hear, it turned into a couples’ duet contest around 11:00. Soooo glad we left when we did!
Thing One was the only one of us who sang. Click here to watch her sing “Over the Rainbow”. She says she’ll sing again next time if they get some Green Day or Simple Plan.
Last night, we were supposed to go to a party over in Piedmont to visit with some old friends of mine from college who are in town with their sons. Unfortunately, I had a migraine and wouldn’t have survived the car ride w/o puking my guts out. I was SO bummed; I hadn’t seen Tom & Denise since Dave & Christine (“Davey” and “Ann” for the dinosaurs among us) got married, and I hadn’t seen Griff & Josh since 1989. Anyhow, they came to church in our neck of the woods this morning, so I got to see them a little, have them meet Andrew & the girls. It was all too brief, but great to see them. Of course, I happened not to have my camera with me this morning (pretty rare occurrence), so I couldn’t get a picture w/them. Here, though, is their Christmas card picture:
I first met Tom & Denise back in early 1983 when I was a freshman in college. They were just shy of their first wedding anniversary and Denise’s 23rd birthday shortly after that (don’t ask me how I remember these details; it’s some kind of a curse). Now, Griff is 20 and living in the same dorm they lived in during college, and Josh is a senior in high school. Wow. There’s a song that most of you don’t know that says Old friends never die. Well, ya know, with a little bit of work, that really can be true. Here’s to friends, both old and new!