Last week as we traveled to the family camp reunion in Utah, we took the opportunity of visiting some dear friends of ours. Notice, I didn't say dear OLD friends because we've known them so long that we can't really see that they've aged any. I did say DEAR because anyone who will welcome two dusty, sweaty travelers in their home and hold up dinner for 2 1/2 hours is certainly worthy of that appellation.
We were sorry they found it in their best interest to move from Long Beach several years ago but they truly look like they have found happiness in Murray, Utah being much closer to their kids.
Because we have stayed close to the Mauss's, it wasn't a total surprise when two other people showed up at the delayed dinner, two young people who we also have known most of our lives - Chrissie (Krissy?, Cryssy?) Mauss, their youngest child; and Stephen Baldwin, a nephew on Carolyn's side of the family. Although they aren't related, it feels just as unusual as if a niece and a nephew hit it off and started going together.
I couldn't tell whether they are an item or just good friends but in any case they make a handsome couple and we wish them the best of luck.