This is an old picture I took a few years ago, but I thought
it fit this walk.
It is a different kind of walking.
A walk down memory lane.
Last week my "live-in gardener" and I met old friends for lunch.
What I mean by "old friends" is the long history we have
with this couple.
I slightly knew the husband in high school;
so I was surprised when I ran into him the first week of college
several hundred miles from our homes.
Gradually a friendship was developed between he and his future wife.
I roomed with her one summer during our college years.
The next summer there were two weddings,
one was mine and the next week was theirs,
where I was a bridesmaid.
As years have gone along, we each had two children
born in the same years.
Sometimes we have lived close together and
most often not;
but the friendship has continued through ups and downs.
Shared family stories, shared sorrows, shared laughter.
These friendships are to be treasured and dear.
So for this week it is a walk down a memory lane
with treasured friends.
I highly recommend occasional walks down memory lanes.
Christmas time is the best time of all to do this.
Take care, dear friends, and treasure these moments.