Apparently I am making up for last week, today. 3 posts in one day. Two really don't count. Thinking back on growing up, I spent a lot of time at my friends' homes. Depending on the friend and the involvement of the parent, my friend's parents definitely had an influence on me, my ideas, goals, etc.
I spent a lot of time at this woman's house from about 4th to 8th grade. She used to just sit and hang out with us sometimes. I definitely think she made an impact on me.