Sunday, November 3, 2013

One is Silver, the Other is Gold

We make a great Christmas card photo!
Oh how time flies, doesn't it?  One minute you're rolling your very straight hair on giant curlers to get a little curl, or you're ironing you're naturally curly hair to make it straighter, and the next you're discussion centers on which color covers the grey and still looks natural. 

Some friendships endure because of the collective experiences you have had together, and some endure in spite of those same experiences!  I am fortunate to belong to just such a group - 5 Fabulous Women who have seen the best, and worst, of times and call upon one or another within this group to lend support as needed.  And every few years we gather as a group to celebrate.  Celebrate what, you might ask?  Well, just about anything!

This year it was our 60th birthday year and definitely a milestone in all of our lives.   One amongst our number has lost the love of her life, and another has found the love of her life.  There are two teachers, one former Jeopardy contestant (and first-night winner!) and knitting shop owner, one dental hygienist and one retired dancer (who also had a career in communications).  Three have children, and two have grandchildren.  One lives in Michigan still, the others are in Washington state, California, South Carolina and Florida. 

And we all have a wonderful time celebrating our collective lives.  No matter what the years have brought us, there is always "us."

Do you remember the Girl Scout song, Make New Friends?  How true, how true.
Make new friends,
but keep the old.
One is silver,
the other is gold.
A circle is round,
it has no end.
That's how long,
I will be your friend.
A fire burns bright,
it warms the heart.
We've been friends,
from the very start.
You have one hand,
I have the other.
Put them together,
We have each other.
Silver is precious,
Gold is too.
I am precious,
and so are you.
You help me,
and I'll help you
and together
we will see it through.
The sky is blue
The Earth is green
I can help
to keep it clean.
Across the land
Across the sea,
Friends forever
We will always be.


S. Etole said...

Friendships are such special gifts whether they be silver or gold. Just this summer a friend from high school days that I hadn't seen for 50 years came to visit. It was as though we had seen each other just the day before. What a joy it was.

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful post, Sandy! It's clear you are good at living the message of that song.

I'm lucky to have several very good friends from high school and a number of others who are friendly acquaintances.

Your gathering sounds like the best! Happiest of times!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Wow you're Lucky ladies. What a beautiful tribute to your celibration.
Happy days and be well.
Hugs Dagmar

Relyn Lawson said...

It's Thanksgiving Day, and our family eats an early dinner instead of lunch. Just now there is a lull between the hectic preparations and all the guests arriving for the meal. I wanted to take some of that time to visit my blogging friends. I needed to say thank you. Thank you for the inspiration you provide here in your place and for the comments you leave behind when you visit mine. Happy Thanksgiving, friend.