Wednesday, June 24

Old Friends, good vibes

No pics today, but I just had to talk a little about how much old friends mean to me. About 14 years ago, I moved North, up I-5 away from the area I had spent all of my life. I had been close with friends who I went to school and church with since grade school. I felt like a big bird had picked me up in his talons and dropped me in never never land. (I remarried and followed HRH to where he lived). 
Well, I lost track of some of my dearest friends and because of cell phones, couldn't even get phone numbers from our friend, DEX.  Monday, HRH had to travel south for work and I just mentioned that I sure wish I could go to this town and look up Pam, who I missed so much. Surprise of my life when he came home that night and told me that he couldn't find her phone number, but found an address, so he drove way out of the way to go see her and he didn't even know her (had met her one time). Long story short, we had the best phone conversation, catching up on many years, kids, grandkids. ( I probably maxed out my cell minutes) Over our adult life, we have lived within blocks of each other three times, completely by accident. We got married a week apart in the same church, we each had two sons, about the same age. So many things in common. The last time we got together we each took a couch and a quilt and curled up and talked for hours.  I remember my hubby coming in the house and asking why we didn't go do something instead of just "sitting there" It was pure heaven and we were having a ball. Men have no clue about this kind of friendship.  We vowed to grab a quilt and do it again soon, even though we are 150 miles apart.


maggi said...

Hubby came good on this one even though he claims not to understand our need to just be together and communicate.

Micki said...

Hi Maggi,
I know the feeling. Since I moved to Ireland, I have made a conserted effort to keep up with my friendships, and I have. Talking with them on the phone and keeping up on the emails. It is always lovely to talk to someone and catch up on our lives. We should do that one day, Maggi.


And they called it Puppy Love,