As many of you know, Eddie and I never had birth children of our own but we did have dozens of neighborhood kids who hung out with us for years. Diane, age 12, and her best friend Colleen @myfresheyes, age 11, were the first kids in the neighborhood to find us. That was 1972, one year after we had moved into our house. Well, tonight Eddie and I were so pleased to have dinner with Colleen who is in town visiting family. She lives in Michigan's Upper Peninsula so we don't see her very often, but whenever we do it's like having a daughter come home. I am posting not only the picture I took of Colleen tonight at our favorite Thai restaurant, but the photo she took after dinner of Eddie and me. OK, so those are the recent pictures, but I want to go back in time and show you some of the photos of Colleen, Diane, their siblings and the rest of the neighborhood gang. These photos are from 1972-74 and include our stairstep picture on Eddie's 43rd birthday in 1973. I know it seems like a long time ago but I vividly remember when this picture was taken. What I remember is how funny the kids thought it was that I was smack dab in the middle of the group because so many of the kids were taller than I. Actually, it's hard to pick me out from the kids in one of the other pictures too!