November 10th marks the 40th anniversary of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, the largest ship ever to sink in Lake Superior. The disaster, which took the lives of all 29 men aboard the vessel, has since begotten songs and musicals, works of fiction and nonfiction, concertos, beer, and pilgrimage sites.
I've read that one of the biggest regrets of those facing death is not having kept in touch with old friends. Let's face it, the older we get, the faster time seems to go, so there's no time like the present to connect with old pals. Social media sites such as Facebook have made this easier and certainly more feasible.