Friday, March 19, 2010

100 Things About Me #52 ... My Closest Childhood Friend is Lisa ...

3/19/10
You and I were young girls together ... best friends, inseparable, sharing so many secrets and dreams. My memories and your memories are so in twined. We went to school together, both played the clarinet in the band, we joined Civil Air Patrol together, sometimes we skipped school and went to the beach instead together. The very first Manatee I ever saw in the wild was on the dock in your back yard while I was waiting for you to finish dinner. I'm glad you didn't hurry that night.





It took forever, but finally we grew up and went our separate ways. I moved from Florida to New Iberia and was delighted to find you moved to Lafayette just 20 minutes away, at least for a little while. We became mothers together, paths crossing on occasion you with 5 and me with 3 we nearly had enough for a baseball team. I came home, then you moved away. How Ironic!


Children are grown now, we are both career women with deeply grounded lives of our own. You there and me here ... separated by so much distance and time. But for two hours last night we had the rare opportunity to visit. Barnes and Noble and then dinner at Carrabbas ... laughing hard and sharing memories from a life time. Thanks for making time to catch up, we will have to do it again soon. North Carolina isn't all that far away.


* Coy *

9 comments:

Kirsty said...

Where have you been in the blogging world?? Good to have you back :)

sunflowerkat321 said...

These kinds of visits are the absolute best. So glad you had this precious time with a good old friend.

Remo said...

Good for both of you. We all need more friends like this.

Coy said...

Hi Kristy, Kat and Remo ...surprided anyone would have even noticed a new post here at Rain. Life is busy and between keeping up a little with people in my real life on facebook and posting my photos in the Redbubble community ... it leaves little for me to think about writing here.

I do still miss the sense of community we one time knew.
* Coy

DB said...

What a great experience, Coy.

I'm jealous. I don't know anyone from my childhood/

DB

Coy said...

There is something quite gratifying about seeing your comments here at Rain after being away for so long. There are some things easier to express here than they would be on Face Book where people in your real life are reading and commenting.I do miss this community and the sence of Anonymity found here.

Ally Lifewithally said...

Coy how lovely to hear from you ~ wondered where you had got to ~ Ally x

Mortimer said...

Now you have me contemplating making a return to Florida and my Coy!

Coy said...

Mort ... not sure how I missed this comment. Return Dear Mortimer, Return!

I Luv Mort
* Coy