Monday, December 29, 2008
my amigo Alex
Kevin and Winnie from the Wonder Years
Alex and me June 1987, graduating from college
Me and Denis with most of the Bennington class of 87, May 1987, Alex strangely absent, Burgess skulking around on the right side of the picture with some pretty girls---chicks dig a Bristish accent you know.
Burgess, the day we broke into Denis room and filled it to the ceiling (October, 1986) with crumpled newspaper. I am not sure Burgess still has a full head of hair....
SOoooo, quite a few reunions today and this year. I wish I had her picture from then or now, but alert readers will recall that my friends (sisters) Wendy and Mary Beth from my school and my neighborhood reconnected in November. We had been pals from about the age of 12 to about the age of 22...(twas somewhat like that TV show The Wonder Years, where I was the cute little boy Kevin and one or the other of them was Winnie, with a sister) then you know, grad school, life, marriage and all that came along and suddenly you talk again after 20 years. Me and the missus visited Wendy, who lives conveniently nearby, last month, and today she calls and comes over and we have a blast and if you can believe it, the conversation picks up where it left off in the 80s and it is a totally sweet time.
Then there's Alex. Denis, Alex, Burgess and I (along with Marcelo, the somewhat deranged nudist, and Scott, the somewhat deranged neo-fascist, and that kid whatisname from Brooklyn who had a knife and was f##king scary) lived in the freshman suite of Leigh House at Bennington College starting in 1983. People here will know Denis, that rogue, who comments daily, as my oldest friend, (other than Wendy and Mary Beth!). Burgess, of course, landed in Japan and later Britain, and YES, thanks to facebook we now hear from Burgess too. WELL, the puzzle piece that has been missing so long, of course, since college graduation in 1987, was Alex (nobody cares about the deranged and the nudists listed above who also lived in our freshman suite). SO, out of the blue I get an email this morning, from, can I say it here? Harvard Medical School. Alex found ME, via this blog. Alex is back, and Alex has a new baby and a beagle. HOW ABOUT THAT, our old gang is together again, sorta......(sure, spread across the globe, but as close as the click of a mouse)
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