We talked about best friends on our show yesterday. And today is the birthday of a guy who has always been a best friend and now can also be put in the "old friends" category.

Jeff Austin and I met while we were attending the same church in Great Falls in about 1976. As a couple of smart alecks, we became instant friends. We went to summer camps, rode our 10 speeds thousands of miles together, dated 2 sisters from Lewistown, took a bunch of the same classes in high school, and made a million other great memories along life's path.

He's a pastor in Washington now, and still one of my favorite people to get a phone call from.

Happy Birthday, buddy.