My mom and I returned to her house after shopping one day to find this photo lying upside down quite neatly on the wooden border of her garden. The back reads “to Elena, my best friend in the whole world Becca ’79′ .” My folks have lived in that house since 1983 and raised all three of us girls there, and we have known most of our neighbors. Nevertheless, Mom and I racked our brains for a neighbor that looked anything like this girl or was named Elena or Becca and couldn’t come up with anyone that would fit.
About 20 years ago I purchased an old dresser from a thrift store, The ARC. I didn’t look in the drawers when I made the purchase. When I got home I found this lovely young lady in the top drawer. For some reason I call her Sarah.