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We have acquaintances, friendships, and family ties that drift in and out of our lives. This is the nature of our culture. Friends drift apart. Divorce dissolves relationships with in-laws. It’s sad and sometimes difficult, but it happens.

What strikes me is how we remember people. I recently learned that someone I used to know well passed away. What a shock it was. I remember this woman being vibrant and fun and always smiling…