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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Friends Forever

No pictures with this post, but I wanted to journal about my lunch date today. I met my friends, Vicki & Jayne, at the Whistle Stop restaurant in Monon. The occasion was a belated...very belated...birthday celebration. All three of us have April birthdays. We celebrated together last year and decided to make it a tradition, but things got a little crazy this year.
Vicki & I have been friends since kindergarten...such good friends that Vicki's mom made us matching dresses. We used to stand at the top of Vicki's stairs with our guitar & tamborine while we sang the Carpenter's song, "I'm on the top of the world lookin' down on creation...." We rode our bikes together in the 4th of July parade with streamers woven through our spokes. Our moms even say Vicki got off the bus at my house after school one day without permission from either of our moms. I don't remember that, but as I can imagine, Betty was pretty upset when Vicki didn't get off the bus that afternoon.
Jayne grew up in Kentland, but we ended up together at South Newton High School. We sat next to each other in co-op class before we left school for the day to go to our respective jobs. Jayne was always the life of the party, and she usually had a snack in her purse to share.
Vicki, Jayne, & I graduated together from South Newton in 1985. We celebrated our 44th birthdays today. We had a great time today reminiscing about the many years we've been friends. No matter where our lives have taken us, we've remained friends for these many years.


  1. Yes, I really DID get off the bus at your house without permission. I remember it. I'm so blessed to have kept you as a friend all of these years. You are an amazing woman, wife, and mother who inspires me in many ways.
    What a great lunch we had!! I really enjoyed our time together, and we MUST continue this celebration.

  2. P.S. You admitted our age? :)