It was so great to have Wanda and Terri stop overnight at my home on their WAY home. It was like we just saw each other yesterday, only with more hugs and grins and GOODIES for ME thrown in ! And this after just getting to see Mary Ellen and her daughter a month ago, right here, too !
You're next, Jodie Ann ! Sadly, our Joy Del passed on a few years ago and is looking down from above, so it'll be a while, hopefully for obvious reasons, before we see her again. You know, she's probably reaching for her outlaw holster, since she already knows what I just found out !........that in the 3+ years I've been gone, our old group has only gotten together once, for the 2009 Christmas party ! I'm ready to whip out my rotary cutter myself and have at it !
Oh, like I told Terri and Wanda, those years together were a very special season in all of our lives, and couldn't go on forever, I guess. But it's seems such a shame that it is no more.
However, on the flip side, my experiences are proof that the friendships forged in that season DO last a lifetime, and that's the good stuff, right there. I mean, SERIOUSLY, I love you guys !
One regret.......I'm so ditsy ..........Terri said, "so, Walmart, is that the only place that you have that sells fabric here?" And Dolly says (in my defense, I DID stay up a couple of hours later than I'm used to doing), "no, besides Walmart, we have a little fabric store downtown." La, la, la, la, lah............uh, we have NO FABRIC in our Walmart, and why didn't I see that she wanted to GO to whatever fabric store we DO have? Terri, I'm so sorry. I shouldn't drink TWO cups of coffee, but you came up with that Amish-made blueberry struesel cake, and I just lost all sense ! Ha, when I make me a little Amish quiltie with the fabric you bought me, I'll always have a memory of my ditz moment (as if it were a single occurrence !)
Anyway, for now, I treasure ALL of these moments. Be blessed, dearest friends !