Mary and Joyce met while in nursing school, just a few months after their high school graduation. The year was 1957, when gas cost 23 cents a gallon and the Frisbee was invented. Mary and Joyce quickly became best friends, like peas and carrots, as Forrest Gump might say. They double-dated, were in each other’s weddings, and had children only months apart. Even after Mary and her husband moved away, the friends maintained their close relationship. When they reconnected in the same zip code during the 1980s, it blossomed all over again.