Carol and I met when we were seven years old. We lived on the same street in a small town. My house was the last one on a street that ended at the river. Hers was a few houses away. We had some enjoyable times just sitting on the riverbank dangling our feet in the cool water and talking.
We give the term, “we grew up together” a whole new meaning. We practically lived together until we reached dating age and the company of our current boyfriend took precedence over our being together. But we still spent hours talking on the phone about our dates, clothes, hairdos and all the other things teen-aged girls talk about.
We got married a year apart and had our children in the same time period... and although her husband’s job required them to move, taking her far away many years ago, we’ve never lost touch. Sometimes we get busy with our families and don’t talk for a good while, but each of us knows when it’s time. Just when I’m thinking about calling her, the phone rings and there she is! Sometimes it happens in reverse. We are true kindred spirits!