I recall learning this little song from our elementary music teacher, Mr. Culp.
♪ ♫ ♪ “Make new friends, Keep the old, One is silver and the other gold.” ♪ ♫♫
I also remember learning this one. “Keep your hands to yourself and your feet on the floor, Stay in line every time as you pass through the door.” But then, this has about as much to do with the post as learning the “Pennsylvania Polka” in first grade.
which yes, I DO still sing!
Back to friends. I had a little adventure and the wonderful pleasure of meeting up with two awesome women that I came to know through this blog. One has even contributed a couple of times! Thursday evening we met. In person. We broke bread together. (well, we broke salad and ribs and chicken!) Two delightful sisters that were in town for a couple of days. It was a celebration. Someone was turning 50. And she was not draggin’ her feet about it, either. You see, just a few years ago, Shannon had a brain tumor. She is a miracle. She knows it. And her sister, Christi? She knows it, too. Hence the week plus long celebration! My heart just feels so blessed and I felt honored to join their party!
Now for the “old” friend? Well, she is not old at all and she loves to remind me that she is younger than I and will never catch up! Debbie and I grew up in the same town and knew “of” each other, but there it is again. The age thing. We were never in classes together. And then one day, years later, our two families were brought together. I have to think it was a “God” thing, really. We all clicked. Our boys, her son. Our hubbys. It all just worked. And since then we have moved and moved. They have moved and moved. Our kids are all married. When we DO get together, we are home again. Shoes kicked off, speaking our hearts, never missing a beat. These are the friendships we can only dream of……and yet, we are living that dream. Happy Birthday, dear friend, Debbie G. You know I love you ♥
Silver or gold?…..friendships cannot be measured as such. But I still like the song ~ ♥