Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Meet the old girls............

Before

1966 1967: Mike, Gloria, Jan, Jackie and Winnie.

After

christmas 2010 0052010: Judy, Jan, Murva, Winnie, Jackie, Jean and Margaret.

I have had the good fortune to share this group of friends for many years!

The photo above show four of us "sweet, young things" all dressed up, going out for dinner to celebrate Christmas.  That was forty-four years ago....what!

I had just moved to this little town in the country from Portland and Jackie was one of the first women I met.....sweetly, she invited me to join her and some friends, Gloria, Winnie and Winnie's sister, Mike for a Christmas celebration dinner at the local golf course.

The rest is history!

We have shared births, deaths, divorces, marriages, kids growing up, grandkids growing up, a BUNCH of birthdays and some pretty crazy adventures!  Boy, do we have stories to tell!!!

Through the years we have shared the sadness of losing our friends Gloria, Mike and Norma (not pictured here).

We've, also, added precious friends Jean, Murva and Margaret who have celebrated with us for nearly thirty years.  Judy is a lovely new friend, who joined us for Christmas for the first time this year and Linda was ill and could not come. 

I am so fortunate to have these great women in my life....old friends are GOLD! 

5 comments:

Murva said...

We are, without a doubt, the "funnest" bunch of old broads anyone could ever meet!

Staci said...

Wow, that picture is amazing! It chokes me up a little to think of just how much you all have shared. I hope I am blessed with friendships this long and precious.

GardenofDaisies said...

Just look at all you lovely ladies! Girlfriends really are the best!!!

Fresh Linen said...

Jan I so love this. Wonderful to have "old friends" and still all together sharing yesterday , today and tomorrow. Happy Holiday's to you all. WIshing you many more years of joy together. Fondly, Carol

Ormolulu said...

Now that's what life is all about, Jan! Good as gold . . . .

Thanks for sharing that with me--I miss Gloria!

Hugs,

Debi