Susumu and I had reconnected via facebook - ah modern technology - and since neither of us went to our 40th high school reunion he started to set things in motion for our families to get together. As a surprise Susumu invited one of our shared friends - Larry.
In the course of our initial catch-up questions I was reminded that we were geeks before that word was used. We belonged to the Computer Club, worked with punchcards, and some of us were also members of the Chess Club.
I was also reminded that these guys were fellows who reinforced my sense that it was allright for boys and girls, and later men and women, to be friends and equals: friendship was our constant.
The evening was filled with laughter; expressed warmth of times long past combined with a gentle hope that we will gather together again.
Photo by David Furogawa