Thanks to Facebook, last year I was able to hook up with an old high school friend, who also lives in California. Michele Willms Silveri is another survivor from the Class of '78 back in the Bronx at Cardinal Spellman High School. Last Saturday I attended her 50th birthday party.
This woman and I rode "the Bainbridge Special" every morning. This was a city bus under contract to Spellman to shuttle kids to the school. Michele would usually be first on the bus and distribute her books over the seats to "save" them for her friends. Michele was not a bad girl, but she was a jockette and had a rep as a "tough" girl, so no one moved those books. Consequently, I had a seat in the morning.
You know what? It's a good age. It's a good age because a lot of the immature insecurities of the past are gone and you have fun, without giving a damn.
We love ya, Meesh!