This has to do with Runnemede and my teenage years. This is Alan and me in 1960, about six months after our initial meeting. And a long time after we realized we didn't just LIKE each other, but like-liked each other. A long time is a relative term when your 16/17 years old and you think the next day is never going to get there. And then you realize, wow, it wasn't such a long time after all that we got from not liking to liking to like-liking each other. Then came love, and yes it came that summer. So here we are now 50 years later. Unbelievable. We met on October 27, 1959.
Alan and I were talking tonight during commercials while we were watching NCIS. And I mentioned that we should have a party because it will be 50 years that we've known each other in a couple of months..
We met on an afternoon, a gray, dreary, cold afternoon, in late October. It was a Tuesday, and it was the last Tuesday of that month, just before Halloween. I remember this because I didn't particularly like Alan the first time I met/saw him. That lasted about two weeks, the dislike that is.
Anyway, the reason I know it was late in October is because he was finished with football practice everyday of the week, and was able to come to Hi-B-A (Highschool born againers) which met on Tuesdays. We were late getting started that year because the leader -- a grown-up -- was ill at the beginning of the school year. His name was Dick Johnson. I never saw him again after I graduated from High School.
Maybe it's time for me to start posting some of Alan's and my getting-to-know-each-other accounts, which definitely took place in Runnemede. But folks this was 50 years ago, and the mind just isn't what it used to be. I know it's all stored in there, I just have to get it out.
I'll update another day. Watch for it!