Sunday, September 16, 2007
These are Eli's groomsmen at his wedding 3 years ago. This comprises "the gang". There are three sets of brothers, the Bowmans (Eric and Eli), the Gaskills (Ryan and Dar)and the Currens (Dave and Simon), as well as Oliver, Saif, and Bryan. Most of these guys have been best friends since first grade. That is amazing to us, their parents. They have maintained their friendships through childhood, adolescence, and now young adulthood and always, they have loved each other unconditionally. The best stories, to me, are their "bonfire" stories. Ever since they were little boys, they have sat around the bonfire in the Gaskills' backyard and discussed very deep issues. These kids are bright. They are pilots, math wizards, politicians, engineers, logistics business majors, scientists, I think there's a physicist in there somewhere. They stay connected even tho a couple of them are scattered between Boston, LA and Chicago. A couple are married (the girls are called "Gang girls") and one couple is expecting (the babies will be called "ganglets").
This is just a BIG SHOUT OUT to the gang and the power of love and friendship between young men that transcend time, distance, and faiths. All hail the Gang!!!