"Stranger Friends" promises a "happy fix" of humor or may bring a tear to your eye. Get acquainted with Orville, a round, bald, nervous man with an astonishing secret, Adelaide, the yodeling queen of Switzerland, who set off an avalanche, or Andy, the handsome suitor from Hell, Each chapter brings to life a different character through the eyes of Dolly, a young girl growing up in the ''50''s. Her parents invited social misfits, men and women of diverse nationalities and backgrounds, and handicapped people to their home. These stories aren''t the "unvarnished truth," just the truth with lots of varnish. Lean back in your easy chair and travel to a gentler time.