Rekindling friendship after 50 years
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I had hoped to sleep late, but our bodies are still on Central Time. We only had one night on Mountain Time, so we had no chance to acclimate to the Pacific Time we are now in. Arizona does not go on daylight saving time because of the darkness at 7 AM when a lot of children wait for school busses to pick them up. However, because of government rules, the Navajo Reservation and Grand Canyon National Park are both on daylight saving time. Talk about confusing!
After a light breakfast, we took off for Tucson and a visit with a dear friend from high school, Dave Hill. He and his wife, Judy, moved to this area to be near their daughter, after their retirement. Dave was a psychologist and Judy was in the corporate world in many different positions. They live in the hills overlooking Tucson and their house is gorgeous.
It was so much fun catching up on our lives after 50 years of not seeing one another. Dave is as brilliant as ever with very diverse interests. Judy is just like him and they make a terrific couple. They drove us around the area for a short while. They wanted to show us the beautiful homes in that part of Tucson and how much it has grown over the years.
Dave and Judy prepared a marvelous lunch of scrumptious mushroom soup and chicken salad. My capacity for food is still not back to normal after the illness I suffered a few days back and I could not finish. I am not used to eating a large lunch anyway. It was embarrassing for me not to clean my plate. I was afraid they would think I did not like their cooking. I really did! Dave and Judy: if you are reading this, lunch was so good!
We returned to Green Valley about 5 o’clock, and then went out for dinner at a lovely restaurant called Florentino’s.