My dad turned 60 years old last Monday. My brothers and I organized a surprise birthday party at Jason’s house in Greenville, SC. We invited the McElhannon’s – our closest family friends growing up. My dad met Buddy (their dad) when they both worked for Southern Bell (which turned into Bellsouth and was later bought by AT&T). Both were in their early 20’s and recently graduated from Georgia Tech. As life happens … we’ve all grown older, moved to different cities/states/countries, married, illnesses, separation, kids. Its a special occasion when our families get together now and such a sweet reminder of so many childhood memories. Life will continue to happen, of course, but there will never be another family like the McElhannon’s. I love them dearly!