I Googled "October 1972 calendar" and this is what I found. If you only knew how much this will make my friend Cheryl laugh. (Stolen from these guys: page 25 october 1972 protesters)
Today, if I have my days right, is the 40th anniversary of my most enduring friendship. 40 years ago, October 23rd was a Monday, and a new girl came to our little country school. She was rather shy then, but that didn't last. In fact, thinking of Cheryl as shy is almost impossible.
Happy anniversary to my best friend of 40 years, Cheryl!