25 years ago!
Ben is someone you want to have around. Close. Because when your world begins to swirl, he's ready with a calm (quiet) well thought out answer. He's like a duck, criticisms roll right of his back ("Ben stop slouching", "Ben wear sunscreen"). He had a pet duck once, too. He named it Latrell (after the basketball player). This was all before he choked his coach (Latrell, not Ben). The biggest and best news is that Ben and his Olivia are moving here. To learn Landscape Architecture here. Olivia thinks I'm excited because she can babysit my kids. Olivia is probably one of the top ten kid-friendly people. But, really, I'm just excited because she is equally kind and cool. That is a rare quality. Also, I'm excited for her to babysit my kids. And so are my kids. Ben can watch World Cup Soccer with Dr. Gooch, and that is exciting for everyone. Congratulations and Happy Birthday, Ben. I love you and your Oliva.