Since I reconnected with my childhood friend Dara, my nostalgic floodgates have effectively opened.
Dara stayed in touch with our mutual childhood friend, Elisabeth.
Ari, my son, took an instant liking to her! It’s too bad we don’t have pictures, but he spent the majority of the evening snuggling up to her chest.
It seems that Elisabeth and I are leading parallel lives. She is married to a Filipino guy and I might as well be married to Wilhelm (my boyfriend) who is half Filipino. Elisabeth and I both have loose (or floating) knee caps (as does my cat Simon and Dara’s dog), and finally we are both upper west side Jews. Oy Gavolt.
Though we don’t have pictures of the current day versions of Dara, Sarah and Elisabeth, we do have these great family pics that Elisabeth took of me, Ari and Wil.
Elisabeth is (by trade) a trained pastry chef. She writes a blog where she posts her fantastic recipes called A Duchess Cooks in Brooklyn. Check it out here.
Next time we have a childhood reunion we have resolved to take photos of our 29 and 3o year old selves!