Sue Brennan — or Suzanne Nathan as she’s now known — has been my friend since Jordan Junior High, when we met as innocent seventh graders. We’ve gone through a lot together, and now she lives in Boston — but we see each other whenever I’m there or she’s in California visiting her folks.
Sue always remembers my birthday, and because I’m a few months older than she is, she reports that as soon as I turn one number, she begins psychologically preparing for her own.
I had to tell her that this age is not as much fun as the others. But opening the gifts sure has been!