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New Friends

It's late (at least it is for me; I'm getting old...) and I had hoped to post much earlier today.  We had friends over for dinner tonight.  New friends, actually.  They've just moved here and they've coming to our town so that he can take over as headmaster at the school my older daughter attends.  We wanted to welcome them and give them a break from unpacking, so we ordered some pizzas and asked them over.

You never really know what to expect in a situation like this.  They seem like great people.  They have two kids, 13 and 9, just like we do, but we weren't certain how much more we'd have in common with them.  

They pulled into the driveway, she got out of their car and glanced at my "Obama '08" bumper stickers.  And I thought, "Uh oh...."  She looked at me, smiled, and said, "Love the bumper stickers.  I saw him speak four years ago and I've been a huge supporter ever since."  We offered them some of my wife's home-brewed beer (which is very, very, very good).  Turns out he brews, too.  I told them that I run the organic food buying organization here in town; they're big into organics and local foods.  He plays golf and loves photography, just like I do.

The whole evening was like that.  So much common ground.  New friends.  I guess you're never too old to find them, which is a pretty cool thought to carry me off to bed.

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madkestrel
Jun. 18th, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)
Speaking of politics...
davidbcoe
Jun. 19th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
Re: Speaking of politics...
Can't get the link to work -- no quick time on my machine.
:(
sartorias
Jun. 18th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
How wonderful is that?
davidbcoe
Jun. 19th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
It's pretty cool, really. The older kids (both girls) have become fast friends. And the younger ones get along, too, even though theirs is a boy and ours is a girl.
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davidbcoe
Jun. 19th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
Okay, I take back the old comment. And yes, the new friends thing never gets old.
faithhunter
Jun. 18th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
Beer!
I want to try the beer!
NO one is surprised to hear that...
Faith
davidbcoe
Jun. 19th, 2008 01:33 am (UTC)
Re: Beer!
Which kind? Nancy makes Porter, India Pale Ale, Amber, Nut Brown, and Stout. And each one is better than the last.
faithhunter
Jun. 19th, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
Re: Beer!
You will *not* make me choose. I'll just say all, and dream about getting the best one. You can't bring it on the plane to Denver, anyway, so it's all in my mind....

Popshhhh. Burbleburble. Yuuuuummmm! LOL

Hugs to the family!
Faith
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