One of the many lasting memories from 19 years at the Toronto Sun is a four-year relationship in the late 1980s that introduced this blogger to Michael Nelson and his younger brother, Matthew Nelson.
Lost touch with them over the years, but didn't lose interest in what their lives would be like as young adults.
Well, it was a feeling of great pride to learn recently that Michael followed his interest in art and is now a Toronto artist with exhibits to his credit and a book on the way.
And a Toronto Sun story Friday by Rob Lamberti says Matthew, now 28, is one of 160 new Toronto police constables to hit the streets.
Congratulations Constable Matthew Nelson, you have come a long way from your years of mastering Nintendo.
Well done, Michael and Matthew, you no doubt have made your mother, Kathy, a veteran librarian at 333, and all who have watched you grow up very proud.