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.
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,