Not far-fetched
Sunday July 29th 2012, 10:56 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Life

There was a second wedding this week: one of Michelle’s classmates from the University of Michigan got married in Berkeley yesterday.

And so Michelle’s recent roommate flew out for it and she stayed with us for two nights, taking off early this morning. A second classmate had a red-eye flight home late tonight: so he would have, it looked like, nothing to do all day in a strange city.


And so Michelle went to church while he rode BART over to our side of the Bay; having him a lot closer made it a lot easier.  She picked him up from the train station and took him to the Rodin sculpture garden at Stanford, art dealer’s granddaughter that she is. They hiked The Dish (and saw no mountain lions). He came to dinner; he exclaimed over the ataulfo mangoes in the salad, he loved her lemon-from-the-tree meringue pie, we had a great time. By the end of it we were all rooting hard for him to take a job here–there is a transfer offer in his future with an office here, so it’s a possibility. We talked up the place, hoping.

It was hard for me to see both of those good young people go and I’ve only barely met them. The day had me remembering when my own friends all split up at the end of our college careers, when the costs of long-distance telephone calls could easily wipe out a student’s paycheck and it was that or mail without the word snail yet but that often didn’t happen.

It’s great to know your kids have friends who are just the best. I wish them every blessing in their journeys ahead.

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Blessings indeed. That’s the beauty of Facebook; I’ve reconnected with some lovelies from college and high school… even some I failed to fully appreciate in my teens.

Comment by Channon 07.30.12 @ 7:34 am

They have my wishes for every blessing, too.

Comment by RobinM 07.30.12 @ 7:39 am

so great that our kids don’t have to loose the connections of classmates the way many of us did!

Comment by Bev 07.30.12 @ 7:41 am

Oh, so good to make these connections, even if just briefly. Glad you and the friends had such a good time!
And speaking of lemon meringue pie, …

Comment by Don Meyer 07.30.12 @ 8:42 am

And there is something lovely for that classmate to see the family of origin and connect with them. It makes me smile thinking of it.

Comment by twinsetellen 07.30.12 @ 9:10 pm

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