Saturday, August 14, 2010

More Old Friends

Last night, after work, I took the train out to my old area of town and met with some other friends for dinner. Wow! The train fares have gone up since I lived here! Used to be that an all zones rail card was £6.70 yesterday I paid near £15!

But it was worth it to see my old neighborhood. Elaine met me at the Surbiton rail station and we went back to her place. Her family allowed me to share their Sabbath dinner and, again, it was lovely to visit with old friends.

We exchanged stories about the times we had, talked about what has been going on recently and generally picked-up as if I hadn't been gone for the past three years. Even Daisy, the five-year-old Yorkshire Terrier wanted to pick up where we left off. (Actually, as long as you throw the tennis ball for her to chase every ten seconds, she is happy as a clam!)

Once again, we talked the night away and way too soon, I had to make the train back north to Wembley. We parted with promises to meet up again soon. For trains through Waterloo to Wembley do not run all night and after nine, the number of trains that actually come all the way to Wembley drops off. Don't get me wrong, I think the underground is a great system and I love how convenient it is, I just wish, however, it ran later than it does!

Wherever you are today, I hope that you can reconnect with your old friends.

Don Bergquist - 14 August 2010 - Wembley, Middlesex, UK

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great evening! I'm glad you're getting the chance to connect with some old friends!

CathyW

Don Bergquist said...

Hey, Cathy!

Thanks for the comment.

Yes, it is a real treat to be able to catch-up with those that I don't get to see as often as I would like to. To share a cuppa, etc.

Making new friends is great, but connecting with old friends can't be beat!

Don