Today is Gordon's birthday. He's 18. We have been neighbours for almost his entire life. I certainly remember being in next door's kitchen on the day of his first birthday when he was making his first wobbly steps across the floor.
Gordon is in the blue shirt. My youngest son George is in the red shirt. Those boys have been friends their whole lives.
They really didn't have a choice about being friends. We were the nearest neighbours to Gordon's family out here in the countryside and George and Gordon are a mere eight weeks apart in age. The friendship was forced upon them.
and family holidays
I don't have any recent photos of the two of them together . . . I'll try to get one this Christmas.
In the meantime - Happy 18th Gordon! I love you!