fsr44 (fsr44) wrote,

Saturday Afternoon, Charleston

Those of you who have read the first chapter of my novel, "Til Tuesday" may remember the character of Eleanor (the protagonist's best friend and roommate). Eleanor's name is a fond tribute to a dear friend. My friend Elena was a ready source of love, compassion, humor and common sense when we attended college together. We lost touch for awhile but have been in phone/mail/email contact for the last few years. But we haven't seen each other in person since 1986. Elena lives outside of Charlotte, NC now and when she heard I was coming to Charleston, she drove 3 1/4 hours to have lunch with me. Take my word for it when I tell you that she hasn't changed a bit in 20 years. She's still the same lovely person she always was, only more so. And we picked up right where we left off, as though we'd last met on Tuesday. We had a great lunch in a courtyard restaurant, strolled the Market and the historic district and sat by the harbor watching the sailboats and catching up on a lot of history.

Meet Elena:

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And in an excess of good fortune, I'll see all of my BC friends tonight for Trivia Night. Where they'll discover what a horrendously competitive person I am. ;)

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