...is my best friend aside from my sibs. She is 28 and I am 42 so it may seem odd that we are friends with that much of an age difference. But the reality is, Audra is way more mature than most. And maybe I am a little immature? I don't think so. I like to think that I am pretty mature and have learned a lot. That is not to say I don't have a lot to learn, but in reality, I think I act (and certainly feel) my age.

Audra and I met in Okmulgee when she was working full-time for Evans Builders. We talk all day, every day and sometimes just sit on the phone without saying much. I don't know why as I cannot do that with anyone but her. We think a lot alike and while we now don't get to spend much time together, we occaqsionally do supper or lunch and I visit her when I can.

She lives in Bixby now and goes to school, albeit online. She will graduate this spring from TCC, I believe with a degree in psychology. And maybe that is why we get along so well. As I said she seems much older than she is and maybe it is that pych background.

She has been through a lot as well, as have I and that binds us to a degree. I know where she is coming from and she sees where I am coming from. We do not agree all of the time, but we can see each others side. I am very glad that Audra and I met and are friends.