I first met Val in 1958. My best friend in 5th or 6th grade was Vickie, Val's cousin. We went to play one summer day at Val's house in Riego.
Maria and I met over our adjoining backyard fence in 1975. We were both pregnant and even had the same due date. Maria's daughter, Leslie, was born one week early. I was 4 weeks late with Justin.
They've been best friends since birth. Leslie and Justin.