In passing and passing

This week has been odd in making some old connections. Last Saturday an old school-mate was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Sunday it was removed and reports are she is recovering well.

Then on Tuesday I got an email from a classmate in junior high school. Growing up in a military town it's not that unusual that he moved away and we lost touch, especially before the advent of the internet eased communication. It was a great surprise and I look forward to renewing that friendship and catching up on what life has been like for the last two decades. Finally in mentioning the contact to my parents I learned another school-mate and friend in high school had taken his own life a couple of years ago. All and all a bit of an odd week in regards to the old stomping grounds.