When people mention friends there are a few lovely ladies who come to mind immediately. One of them is my best friend from grade school. I met Julie before I can remember. My earliest memory is of her in a car seat, if that tells you anything. And now we are solidly in the middle age category and I still consider her a dear friend. We might live a state apart, but we still connect at least once a year and those times are precious. She has a wonderful, generous, sweet heart, and I'm blessed to still have her in my life.