“My friend Howard?” he said. “Not Howard Lapides?” And so, henceforth, he gets full billing as Howard Lapides.
My other friend is more secretive. With his wife’s help I have begged and cajoled until he let me post his picture. This is a major concession on his part. I still can’t mention his name. Fine.
We went for sushi tonight. This is part of a long tradition of the three of us going out together. It’s a forty plus year tradition.
We’ve been through a lot together. There have been career and city moves, wives and other wives and then families. There was lots of news and gossip to catch up on.
We were asked to leave before we were finished! OK– I understand the restaurant had to close.
You know the credit card commercial where they describe something as priceless? That’s what tonight was–priceless.