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Day: March 26, 2021

March 26, 2021

A Friend in Need

“A friend in need is a friend indeed.”  She was a court reporter. I was a lawyer.  We bonded over our German heritage, working in the juvenile court system, and having alcoholic fathers.  Each year I endure three months of teasing from Gretchen that she’s “younger” than me. Today the annual ribbing ends as I celebrate the birth of my friend of nearly 40 years.  We expect our closest friends to show up for our big life events. Gretchen was there for the funeral of my father, my brother, my mother, and my husband.  But Gretchen always went beyond. She opened her home for one wedding, one memorial service, and plenty of parties just because she loved me.  Gretchen can
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