Sometime back in the 1990s (it’s been at least 15 years), I developed a relationship that I thought would last forever. We’ve had our ups and downs–sometimes I wanted to throw in the towel and see if I could find a better, more progressive friend; but all in all, I’d like to think the relationship has been beneficial.
Today, that relationship I thought indestructible, ended. Somehow, I will mourn the loss and move on. I will develop another relationship, but will never forget all the years with that special one–my first one.
My kids have thought I needed a new friend for a long time. My friend didn’t keep up with the times and continued to lag behind most. I didn’t mind and defended our relationship fiercely.
My friend, you served me well, and I will cherish the memories.
Goodbye dear old flip-top cell phone.