I count my lucky stars for all the friends in my life! and I think its pretty cool that I've had lots of these friends for a loooooonnngg, loooonnnggg time ---- but there's only one who's been my friend for 50 years!!
Even though we have lived in different states for 40 years, we have always taken the time to keep in close touch. Years ago that meant letters - sometimes 10-15 pages long - and, more recently, emails nearly every day -- but there's nothing like a little face time. So, on the spur of the moment, we took a day off and each drove halfway to meet for lunch and a nice long chat. Time spent with her is ..... priceless!