Having my name plastered all over this website means that, from time to time, I get old friends, from the pre-digital-Peter, dropping by as the result of an errant Google. As inveterate fan of keeping in touch with old friends, this is a source of great joy to me.
Today Neil dropped by, and he now officially qualifies as the person in the world I’ve known for the longest to have digitally dropped in for a visit.
Neil is the son of John Strickland, one of my father’s Victoria College roommates. There are pictures of Neil and I playing with pots and pans on the floor of someones kitchen when we were both no more than 2 or 3 years old.
Short of the OB/GYN who delivered me at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester in 1966, I can’t imagine anyone from an earlier time in my life stumbling across here.
So, welcome Neil, and Merry Christmas to you and your family!