You can blame Simon Whaley (yes him again) it is his idea for seven writers to post 7 lines from the 7th page from the 7th line of a current work in progress - mine might end up being a submission for an anthology:
...I knew from the first moment I met him that we would be great friends
– immediately feeling like I had known him for years. He was old enough
to be my father and we often let people think he was just one of our
many shared jokes.
Those crazy days attempting to play golf.
Frequently failing to clear the water obstacle with our golf balls
skimming across the lake before sinking to murky oblivion.
“Another Barnes Wallis shot,” he would say as we cracked up, hardly observing golf etiquette. We didn’t care.