I had the best time today. Three old friends who haven’t been together in more than 30 years, met today in Benicia and it’s good to know that some things never change: like old friendships that start up again where they left off. Susan, Melinda, and I roomed together in college and here is the backstory. I brought an old photo of the three of us, probably as college freshmen, so we tried to recreate the moment. Easier said than done but we laughed and enjoyed ourselves and it was like we’d never been apart.
I took a photo of the film strip that we tried to emulate. It is one of those photo booth moments taken at some unknown fair in 1964 or 1965. The next two are our attempts at recreating that moment, some 48 years later. The last is the three of us today. I took lots of shots today, most unsuccessful. Melinda, my photography mentor, adjusted camera settings for me as I struggled. Thank you, Melinda.