Leslee Orbaugh and I accidentally met through a mistaken email in November, 2007. We first met in person in May of 2008. This year I enjoyed two lunches with her! We ate at Red Lobster one day and had a chance to talk one-on-one.
On May 25th, we dined with Lois Horne (my dear friend since 1st grade who was a college roommate and went twice to the Iditarod dog sled races in Alaska. She got to visit Leslee at her home in Anchorage this year!) and Phyllis Flick (my high school friend who happens to be Leslee's cousin).
Leslee is just one of those special people. We have a lot in common and she's very outgoing and wise -- one of those people with whom you can discuss life and its meaning. It was great to see her, though our time together was too short.