Commemorating six years since I met Chris


Hi, folks.

I’m starting a series of posts today which will likely continue into the anniversary period. I intend to recount the entire story of how Chris and I came to know one another, and the final part of her journey. Although I have recounted the final part of her journey here before, I hope you will stick around, as I intend to include some previously unposted anecdotes which were a joyous part of my friendship with Chris.

Anyway- to talk about my first contact with Chris, I have to go back to February 25, 2006. That day would have been George Harrison’s 63rd birthday. As I was then an obsessive Harrison fan (still am by some accounts, but have toned it down slightly) I participated in a virtual celebration by way of the official George Harrison forum. Members posted about their favourite songs, and we all enjoyed listening to a countdown of the top 50 as chosen by fans voting on the forum. Any good birthday celebration, virtual or otherwise, needs food.

Banoffee pie at A Room In Leith restaurant, Ed...

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One of the moderators proffered some virtual banoffee pie- and that was where it all began. Chris wasn’t sure what banoffee was, so I replied to her post with the words ‘Banana and toffee, I think.’ Weird way to start a friendship, but it certainly did. The next post in this series will run on the third of April, or possibly before.

Wishing you all peace and strength on your journeys,

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About Casey Bottono

I am in love with language. I write poetry and fiction in a wide variety of genres. Most recently, I have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities' Pen2Paper contest.
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