There are days when I’m so thankful for Facebook. Like the other day when a familiar name popped up on my page–Ellen Alexander, one of my very favorite clients from the big PR agency days. Ellen was a senior executive with MasterCard International and we worked together for a number of years when I was at Fleishman-Hillard. Not only did this mean lots of fun trips to New York City to visit her, but also many adventures across the U.S., a boondoggle to Hawaii, and a 9-day jaunt to Bangkok with Ellen and Robert Kennedy, Jr. (another story for another day). Anyway, thanks to Facebook, we’re now “friends” again and I couldn’t be happier! I always admired her style and her spunk and had such fun when we were together. Just guessing here, but I imagine Ellen’s life today is a far cry from her NYC days. She now lives in upstate New York and is married. She and hubby David, a retired advertising exec who designs one-of-a-kind silver jewelry, have 21 acres, a pond, deer, bears, coyotes and a very cute dog named Sparky. Here are pictures she shared of their place. I hope we’ll have lots of farm and life stories to swap in the future, and I can’t wait to see her again.