LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Monday, August 2, 2010

Since Fifth Grade

Our family moved to Boone, NC when I was 10. One of the first friends I made in fifth grade is still one of my dearest friends. And she is coming for a visit. So, yes...I'm taking another break this week.

We've been through a lot together, my friend and I. We don't see each other as often as we'd like, but I know that if she called me in the middle of the night and said she needed me; I would get dressed and go without asking for any details. And she would do the same for me.

Our lives have been different, but in many ways we are alike. We can talk forever without running out of things to say. And we can sit in silence as well. It's rare indeed to have a friend who knows almost every detail about your life over so many decades and yet when you get together, it's as if you are both 10 again. We'll talk and giggle and have a great time. Even better now that we are old enough to drink wine.



What? You're taking another break? But you'll still be around to fill the feeders and give me fresh water, won't you?
So I'll follow your blogs, but I won't have time to post. See you next week.

17 comments:

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Have fun!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Have a wonderful time with your friend. Friends like that are SO important.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cicero Sings said...

Have a wonderful visit. Those long standing friends are so wonderful to have ... I have one that I have known since grade 8. I think it's the history one shares. Much harder to make that kind of friend later in life, once one gets caught up in the cares of life.

robin andrea said...

The best reason for taking a break. Enjoy it!

Barb said...

My best friend is also arriving this week! We'll all be having a great gabfest, I'm sure. Enjoy yourselves.

KB said...

Enjoy your time with a dear friend.

The bird photo is fabulous!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love friends like that!!!
Enjoy!

carolina nana said...

Have a great visit with your friend,it sounds like a special relationship.
Blessings to you

Jayne said...

Have a wonderful time Carolyn. We'll be here when you get back. :c)

Rudee said...

Friendships like that are very precious!

Have fun!

Sam said...

Have a wonderful visit!

Sam

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Old friends are gold
New friends are silver
-- barbara

Vicki Lane said...

Have a great time! My husband is one of my old friends -- we we in the same class all through grades 7, 8, and 9.

merrilymarylee said...

Wonderful!

I hope you have cool weather for it... but it won't really matter, will it.

TaraDharma said...

these kinds of friendships are a rare treasure. Of course you are taking a break -- enjoy every minute of it! Heck, you might even want to forgo looking at others' blogs.

troutbirder said...

Enjoy Carolyn

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Hi Carolyn, so glad you came by my blog so that I could introduce myself to yours! Love the little yellow finch pic and enjoyed reading about your friend. Good friends are so hard to come by. Enjoy your visit with her.