I met her just about 21 years ago, Summer of '86. She was a FOAF. Then I hung out with her a bit in the company of mutual friends. A good friend invited her to a gaming session, and she’s attended ever since. She met her first husband in my apartment. Unfortunately, I took the wrong train to her wedding and so I missed it. But I made her second wedding. The food was delicious, and the band rocked. I was one of the few of her friends invited up to the wedding suite to party with her. (The real party started after we left, I hope.) After all of our gaming friends left own, she and I still played. I remember having to help her up off of the floor when she was about 16 months pregnant. Her husband turned from party animal to Nicest Guy in the World. Their children are beautiful.
The husband’s mother is getting on in years, so she convinced them to buy a house. They got quite a nice little place – with an inground swimming pool, no less – for $119k. In, of all places, Pittsburgh. shudder
I spent the day with her on Saturday. All day. And a little time with the husband and kids, and a couple of other friends. They move out today, and move in on Wednesday.
So Cheryl, goodbye. And Chip, Cori, and Nolan. You’ve been great friends. Best of luck in your new life. Come back and visit.