And there we stood, not yet 18, on the threshold of the unknown, of infinite possibilities. Childhood friends stepping out on a journey of dreams with hopes to make a life. We packed our bags and went off to college trying to find our way into the world. Who knew where we would land? Our innocence and ignorance got us through high school, but now it was time to launch into real life lessons. We held onto our caps and took the plunge. Forty-eight years later, we both somehow managed to land on our feet; forty-eight years later, I am grateful to still be able to call him my friend.