Most of us probably still remember the friends we had in high school, whether or not they're still with us today. There was something so fleeting, and yet so permanent about the bonds we formed while running around town, talking about who we wanted to date, or being dropped off at home an hour past our curfew. The people we shared these moments with were there for us through our best, our worst, and ultimately, shaped who we became as adults. Ironically, growing up together inevitably means growing into adulthood--a time when friends who have spent their lives together up until that point, must head their separate ways and grow apart.

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However, some friendships refuse to die as evidenced by these five boys who become men right before our eyes. Since 1982, John Wardlaw, Mark Rumer, Dallas Burney, John Molony, and John Dickson meet back at an old cabin every five years in Northern California to capture the same picture they took when they were 19-years-old. When asked why they do it, John Wardlaw (the man on the left) says,"We all thought, 'In 20 years, what if we all don't know each other?' By vowing to take a photo every five years, it would be a way to stay in touch."

What follows is not only journey through time and culture, but a vision of perennial friendship that I hope lasts well beyond their time on earth, wherever they may be.