It was really fun to connect with somebody from my childhood. At times, it seems as if that part of my life was just a dream, because there are very few day-to-day reminders of it. We, as a family, took very few photographs, and both my parents are gone. It was almost overwhelming to meet up with a person with whom I shared hours and days and years; who wasn't imaginary, and who remembers those times.
Lyn briefly met Chandra, but didn't have the opportunity to meet Vanessa or Brendan. Someday, I would like to have my kids meet Lyn, as they know no one from my childhood. Lyn said Chandra was a lot like I was as a kid.
Anyway, suffice it to say that I don't feel quite so much an orphan as I have for the past few years. Thanks to Lyn and Fred.