Though "Uncle" Wesley is not related to me, he has been my dear, dear friend for ~30 years. Wes and I became friends hanging out at the pool hall in Japantown on Fri and Sat nights. Neither of us are SF residents any longer; he's in Thailand and I'm in San Diego. In fact we haven't seen each other since about 1994 -- thank goodness for email, telephone and Skype. Today we got together for dim sum and, for the first time, he and Tien met too. Not a thing has changed between us, and that's how I know we'll be friends for another 30+ years. Wes still comes home to SF to see his aging mother. It is rare when we are in the Bay Area at the same time.