I can't believe it.
Marshall is 16 today.
10 years ago, my son Corey, was about to enter Kindergarten at Arbor School.
It is such a great school that they send the Kindergarten teacher to your house
in August before school starts so that your kid feels comfortable.
So out came Lori P.,
best Kindergarten teacher ever.
She hung out with Corey in his room and told him that
she had a first grader in her class
named Marshall that was very "special" and that she thought Corey and he would
be great friends.
That day was quite fateful when the idea of someone named Marshall
was introduced to our family.
Little did we
know what was in store for us.
Weeks later, when school started, Corey and Marshall became friends,
as Lori predicted they would.
They were both a little quirky, odd (in a good way of course), funny,
strange, outrageously creative,
and the 2 of them together were
a couple of nut jobs.
Over the years, Marshall became an honorary member of our family,
we had many morning coffees together,
many bowls of
and best of all,
we had many, many, many great times!
(and still do.)
I have been so lucky to know this most amazing, interesting, funny, whacky, great kid.
Happy Birthday Marshall...
with much love from
and the rest of the Friedman clowns...
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