Monday, December 11, 2017

Walk with Me - Down Memory Lane

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.


Tracy said...

This was the sweetest walk, Marilyn... What a WONDERFUL story of time and friends--such a blessing! And Christmas is a good time for walks down memory...can't help but take these walks... :) Thanks for sharing some of yours. ((HUGS))

Lorrie said...

Friends with whom you've shared much of life are to be treasured. Memory lane is a good place to walk from time to time, and especially at Christmas.

Red Rose Alley said...

Old friends are the best. Me and best friend just got together for coffee last week. I'm glad you got together with your old friends as well. And this is such a lovely picture....and a bit mysterious. ; )


Jeanie said...

I love the idea of walking down memory lane and with old and dear friends, all the better. It seems as though this is the season where we tend to reconnect with people -- in person when we can, by card when we can't. Your lunch sounds just the ticket.