During our high school years and time in "Friends" showchoir, it seemed like we did shows on most days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Being with friends was what our Christmas was all about. What joy we had being able to reunite with many of them at Marians two days before. Despite the ice, we had a great visit. No pressure or expectations were there like is sometimes associated with family gatherings. We ended the night at a hotel with Scott and Val and family then followed up the next morning at the home of Chip and Betsy. "'Cause a lifetime's not to long to live as friends."