Friends I have lost to distant places:
- Julia, whose family home was delightfully named Quince Cottage, in Oxford, of course.
- Carol, who went from Micronesia to live/work in Egypt and Indonesia, now retired in Hawaii.
- Sharon, who disappeared entirely with no trace.
- Mary, who survived the death of one husband, and now lives in an RV with another and keeps moving.
- Kai, who went back south to Charleston, once she tired of taking Jarbo’s shit.