Nice evening meal with old friends and my sister. He was a year behind me in high school and I’ve always liked his wife.
They are successful ranchers. Few know how many ‘town jobs’ they worked to save the ranch he inherited. In her case, thirty years in public education.
They are nationally prominent in the American Legion and cattle originations. In their local community they have contributed to such diverse organizations as the cemetery board to the local library.
Now in their seventies, they have their health and wealth and are enjoying their lives. New house (the old one was 100 years old), new car, and travels to wherever they want to go when they want to go.
Still, they remain humble. I am happy for their success and have zero feelings of jealousy. They have earned every bit of it. I am proud they consider my sister and I good friends.