What can you
say about a friend who has been through so many
of life’s ups and downs with you? I know what
I’d say…. “Diaphanous, thy name
is Sue Brophey!” How much fun have we had
over the past quarter century? Sounds crazy to think
the we’ve even been around for a “quarter
century” much less known each other this long.
But, it’s the only way to explain the accumulation
of so many fond memories – not to mention
all these children hanging around! HOW is it possible
that we have kids that are teenagers? We’re
teenagers for crying out loud…..Aren’t
we? To put the years into perspective a little,
let me remind you that on my 25th birthday you uttered
these now infamous words: “You’re closer
to 50 than the day you were born.” This sentiment
has become a bit of a tradition for us as we’ve
managed to rib each other every year since (particularly
on those milestone years like 35, 40 etc.) with
the horrible mathematical equations of “you’re
closer to 70, 80 etc. than the day you were born….”
OK, so I’m
sure the obvious is not lost on you as we celebrate
this most wonderful occasion – your big 5-0!
make me say it!
what I will say though: “You’ve NEVER
I look forward
to the next 25 years, Sue. Your friendship is one
of the blessings of my life! I cannot wait to be
able to say to you, “You’re closer to
one hundred and fifty than the day you were born!”
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