A Special Day With A Special Friend

Friday, October 19, 2012

My friend Linda and I are getting together today. We are both 60 yrs old. We were 5 yrs old when we met. That means we have been friends for 55 years. OMG! Where have the years gone?

I can still remember the first time I met Linda. Her family had recently moved to our neighborhood in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. We met one summer day when Linda & her brother Chuck were singing for us at our dining room window. In a sing-song voice they called out "Nancy, Billy, can you come out to play?" That's how we would call on each other. It was considered inappropriate to knock at the door or ring the bell... and children didn't use the telephone.

We have maintained our friendship over the years. Through marriages, divorces, births, deaths. At times we were joined at the hip. Other times our lives had gone in different directions. We have always been able to pick up where we left off. She knows my history. I know hers.

Anyway, Linda is coming over this morning. We had planned to go hiking at Seven Ponds Nature Center , but we have rain in the forecast. Now we have an alternate plan to drive around in our rural area and visit a cider mill, the sheep farm, and the pie company for lunch. Since we are missing our hiking, I will get my laptop out and have my Walking With Leslie dvd ready.

Ahhhhhh.... a special day with a special friend. I wish the same for you all!
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  • MONIKA1948
    What a lovely story, Nancy. I know the kind of friendship, as I also have a friend of 58 yrs.. We live approx. 300 miles apart, but still get together as much as we can. It is such a special bond. I hope you both had a wonderful day. emoticon Thanks, for sharing your story. emoticon
    3120 days ago
    We went to the Apple Cider Mill, then to the Crooked Creek organic dairy farm, then The Sheep Station where a woman from New Zealand raises Corriedale Sheep and grows her own herbs and flowers to dye the wool. At lunch I had the most amazing Earl Grey Tea! A wonderful day spent in the country.
    3121 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/24/2012 7:49:50 AM
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    Wow! How wonderful! What a special friend indeed and a great accomplishment to stick through life together. Enjoy your day!
    3124 days ago
    Aww, what a treasure to have such a specaial friendship that has lasted all these years. I hope the 2 of ya'll have a Wonderful day!
    3125 days ago
    What a special day!! Have a BLESSED day with your forever friend!! emoticon
    3125 days ago
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