Sunday, March 16, 2008

Best Buddy

Buddy with Jordan, Emma and me at Jay and Joy's wedding 1995

A while ago, a friend forwarded one of those "get to know you better" questionaires.  Sometime later on one of our runs, she remarked that she thought it was interesting that I answered the question of "Who has been your friend the longest?" with my nephew. Well, I have eight nephews and two great nephews. But my first nephew, Buddy, gets the longest friend award. 
Although his name is a given, Buddy has had to put up with "Crazy Aunt Nan" most of his life. I'm sure he could come up with plenty of stories. My memories seem to be a collage of activities-swimming, biking, body surfing, crawdading, fishing, camping, running, playing basketball on and on. I even took him to the high school dances-to dance with my friends. All very happy memories. 
He's grown to be a good man, husband and father. I don't see him as often as I should, but enjoy our times together with he and his wife. 
Not many girls can say their best friend growing up was their nephew, but Buddy certainly was my best friend. 
Happy Birthday, Buddy!


Paul said...

I agree wholeheartedly. Bud is a stud.