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Sunday, June 22, 2008

British Invasion, Part 4: Meet, Greet...and Eat

It all began one day last March with an incredibly moving comment left on my blog by a young woman in England named Emma grieving the loss of her fiance to DMD. E-mails, instant messages, and webcam conversations ensued, and we quickly became the best of friends. Soon after, Emma met Gary and I became friends with him as well. Not long after, Emma and Gary began making plans to visit me here in Philadelphia. This is part 4 in a series chronicling their visit...

My friends were only away for one day, but I truly missed them. So I was more than happy to take a ride to central New Jersey to pick up Emma and Gary at the train station after their New York expedition.

For the rest of the day, we, uh, ate! First, we stopped at my aunt and uncle's, where we had drinks and ate some delicious appetizers -- and I autographed their copies of my book, with the assistance of my lovely English secretary! When we got home, the food fest was on, as friends and family came to meet my English friends and to have a hamburger and hot dog in their honor.

This visit is going fast. It will be over before I know it. But I'm having a great time and I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts...

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