Taotze was my best friend in Banqiao Junior High School. We rode a small train together, then transferred to a larger train, every school day. Then we did the reverse back home after school. Starting at 7am the days were very long. Junior High lasted for three years. We both survived and have kept in touch continuously ever since. The summer of 1975 was special, as our two families met three times that summer. The first time was in Taipei, then in Kaohsiung, and later Taotze drove us to the southern tip of the Island. Both families had by that time grown to four members. We enjoyed our trip together very much, and our children seemed to enjoy each other as well.