May 16, 2008

Aren't Old Friends Just The BEST!

We have all made new friends since graduating high school, but we have stood the test of time after seeing each other 46 years later for a wonderful luncheon.  It first started to be a lunch for three with me flying up from Florida and Sal and Carolyn driving up from CT.....and turned into so much more to my shocking surprise!

Oh the stories.......we were all renewing our youth.  One would remember something that another forgot, our new friends are great but aren't our old friends just the best!  I find that true friendships never ever decay.....we just may turn a little gray!  LOL  I'm starting to rhyme here! ha ha ha 

Yeah, Boston still rocks for me!

We were all connected by emotions from childhood onto High School and then onto adulthood.  We have all gone our separate ways and started our own families and for many, moved out of state and the years just past so quickly.

I think we will always continue our forever friendship.  The world does not seem so lonely and empty when you get older and widowed like me, just knowing you have so many special friends in your life who genuinely care about you is Priceless!

I missed our past 45th Class Reunion because I live out of state and still working at the time and my grumpy boss would not allow me the time off to attend.  Now, I truly understand everyone's comments on how they didn't want the day to end.  That is how I felt with this wonderful luncheon.......simply just didn't want the day to end.  And, lovely Meri invited us all to her house after lunch at the Continental and the reminiscing went on and on.  Jeanine was wonderful to bring her scrapbook of memories from grammar school.  Sal and his lovely wife, Carolyn also brought their wedding album and his yearbook for us to sign again!  Well, I missed signing it in 1962 but had the privilege to sign it 46 years later!

Scotty traveling all the way from Maine to attend the event.  What a surprise to see Peter........never knew you were a ballroom dancer!  Can't wait to glide across the dance floor with you during my next trip to Boston!

You know what I think is so special?..............I don't hear too many other people raving about their classmate friends like we do...........we really love our friends.  What a great feeling that is.

I'm closing this entry with the ABC Friendship Poem:  
(A)ccepts you as you are
(B)elieves in "you"
(C)alls you just to say "HI"
(D)oesn't give up on you
(E)nvisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts)
(F)orgives your mistakes
(G)ives unconditionally
(H)elps you
(I)nvites you over
(J)ust "be" with you
(K)eeps you close at heart
(L)oves you for who you are
(M)akes a difference in your life
(N)ever Judges
(O)ffers support
(P)icks you up
(Q)uiets your fears
(R)aises your spirits
(S)ays nice things about you
(T)ells you the truth when you need to hear it
(U)nderstands you
(V)alues you
(W)alks beside you
(X)-plain things you don'tunderstand
(Y)ells when you won't listen and
(Z)aps you back to reality

Since I'm still in Boston and not on my personal home computer, I can't add my graphics and animations but I had to jot down my thoughts and feelings as three weeks later, my memory may fade....not of the special day but of certain words I wanted to convey to all that were there for our special lunch!

So, I will remind you to take another peak at my Journal when I return to Florida.  I will then create a nice photo album as well.

Thanks to all of you for the memories!

With Affection, Rose


1 comment:

  1. I loved the ABC's of friendship poem. It is the honest truth. I only had one true frind ever. That was my sister who passed away in October. I will never have another friend like that again. She was very special. ....Christine