Flash forward some 30 years later and Maria and I are still friends. In fact, she was one of the Florida Moms Gone Wild in the post about my trip to Epcot for the Food and Wine Festival. We attended school together from elementary through high school. We made fake IDs together before going off to college. She was a bridesmaid at my wedding. We get together twice a year at least but keep in touch in the meantime.
And yesterday, I found out that her mom won the lottery. So I figure this is the closest I'll ever get to lottery winnings.
Good for them!!!