ITEM: My friends Broome and Penny became grandparents last month. Anna, who is partially named after me, and Will , are proud parents of Connor, born November 18.
ITEM: I’ve mentioned my late friend Vito Mastrogiovanni, who died from AIDS back in 1991. His sister Lisa befriended me on Facebook. We started reminiscing about her brother, and Vito’s friends Jane, Harry and Donna all chimed in with Vito stories.
Melanie says: “Here’s my Christmas gift to you a tad late. Hope you like :)”
Who is someone in your life who helped to give you confidence? How did they do it?
The first to come to mind was my second, primary high school girlfriend. Not only was she fearless, her boldness was infectious. I was a really “good” kid, and she was a lot more challenging of authority. I’ve been a troublemaker ever since.
Then a couple years after I broke up with the Okie, she called me pretty much out of the blue, and she needed her detective skills to find me. She helped me put my head back together, because my self-confidence was pretty shot.