I love that one Barbara – brings back so many happy memories. I’ve been lucky enough to have a friend such as “E” and wouldn’t we be all the poorer for those great memories? We’d be the poorer for it! Our laughter lines have been well earned. Love it!
I was at a funeral recently at which I suddenly found myself embracing very old friends from a previous life in a previous century. The weird feeling of being whizzed back to the 1980s only lasted a few minutes – just as long as it took to get over the deep laughter lines, baldness and rather mature (yes I am being kind) look we had all acquired, along with kids, partners, ex partners and mortgages. But once old friends start talking, they morph back to their younger selves and their faces are again the ones I was so familiar with way back when we all worked together.
One of those I was most happy to see was my old partner in crime – a girlfriend with whom I had misspent many years in dark basements on Leeson Street over wildly overpriced bottles of plonk.
I first met E (not even…
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