A friend of mine from my childhood (since about 2nd grade) recently contacted R, looking for me. I had not heard from her in years. She contacted me only sporadically, and at some point, I gave up on her. Perhaps she moved, and we lost contact.
I wrote to her immediately, but she hasn't answered me. Maybe she'll show up here, and she can confirm the tales I tell of my youth. Perhaps she can even add some details I forgot.
I gave her the address for this blog. Ilene, if you are out there, speak up!