According to Proverbs: "... And friends are closer than a brother"
Thank you, ladies, for your fine comments! Yes, there is no better treasure than a true friend and, alas, no rarer treasure. Kindred spirits always seem to recognize each other in a matter of moments, as though they've met once again for the first time. I've always attributed that to the likelihood that, even before they met, their angels were conferring with each other; it's a nice thought any way. May God bless you and your dear ones.