There was a time when I would certainly have never envisioned calling someone a”good friend” that was old adequate to be my parent (and even simply my babysitter). Those “older” folks were my teachers, my music directors, my youth team leaders, potentially my mentors, yet they weren’t my “friends”. In my mind, the older generation was orbiting an additional planet entirely, with very little in typical with me as well as mine. (Naive young thing!) Yes, I really felt close to a number of older family members, however friendship just wasn’t the word I would have made use of, and also I didn’t think they would either.
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