Went to an interesting party last night. A 40th birthday bash for my sister’s best friend, who spent a lot of time with my family growing up. It was like having another sister around.

She and her husband (it’s worth mentioning it was a joint 40th birthday bash) did this party up right. Plentiful drinks. Good food. The chocolate fountain alone was a delight, with marshmallows, strawberries and other goodies to dip.

But the best part about it was reconnecting with people from the past, people who had prominent roles in the play that was life in our suburban New Jersey neighborhood. There was some catching up on the now and some reminiscing on the “then.” My life is so far removed from that life and it felt good to remember how it all started.

Really good.