Ever since the 40th reunion I attended a few months ago, I have been getting in touch with a lot of friends I haven’t seen in, well, up to 40 years! While we all have our FaceBook frustrations, it is great for connecting that way. This person is friends with these friends and that person is friends with those friends and so on!
One case in point is a friend, Cathleen, who has been in and out of my life since we met in grade three or four, I can’t remember. Her Mom had a shoe store next door to my Dad’s pharmacy so there was a connection there as well.
I can’t remember what grade it was but it would have been between 4th and 7th. She and I were doing a duet in the school Christmas concert and we took it very seriously. The song was “Hark, The Harold Angels Sing” with Cathleen on the piano and me playing the recorder. We practiced a lot and even had my Mom help us make angel costumes out of sheets and gold tinsel garlands.
I remember we were so nervous but did very well. It has always stuck out as a Christmas highlight for me. This has always been a favorite Christmas carol for me and to perform it with a good friend made it extra special.