Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Sometimes people just literally walk into your life.  They walk right in the back door in their pjs, laughing, bringing wine, because their son has taken residence with you for the weekend.  The journey begins, and with it, happy memories of cheering for young sons at baseball and basketball games, and later at middle and high school games.  Happy memories of parties and social events, laughter, and a cocktail or two on the deck before the first football game of the season.  Happy memories of, umm, well I'm sure I'd remember those memories if we hadn't had all that wine, but I know they were happy!  Then all of a sudden, out of the blue, a layoff, and a secured job out of state, hours away...

The thing is, girlfriends remain girlfriends, whether they are right around the corner, or miles away.  Technology has helped us stay in touch, and when we do get back together, it's as if we were never apart.  So when life gives one of us the old one-two punch, the rest of us punch back.  Harder to do miles away, but nonetheless, a punch and a kick.  So here's to you, my cute friend-- we have your back!!