This weekend I turn 50! The hot flashes haven't been bad, it's the nightsweats that get me! Here's a picture of Brooke and I as wee children. She was my best friend at this age and the two of us were like Scout and Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird. Her mom was an artist and always used to take us around, taking pictures and painting us. I can still remember how that deck smelled (pine trees and oil paint). Do you ever wonder what happened to your childhood friends?