I met my friend Alison quite by accident (more likely fate) when I was 16 and she was 50. Thirty-seven years later she's still one of my best friends. Everytime I go home to Newfoundland I pop by to see Alison at least twice. There has never been a conscious age difference between us, we've always been able to sit at her kitchen table or in her livingroom and chat about everything from politics to the state of the English language (Alison hates catch phrases). Of course there's never been an age difference because I think she holds the secret to the Picture of Dorian Grey. I swear, that today, Alison only looks about two years older than she did in this photo I took of her and her darling Bill in the early 1980s.Alison still keeps in touch by hand-writing wonderful letters, so she won't know she's made her internet debut. I wanted to share our friendship story anyway - everyone should be lucky enough to have an Alison in their life.
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