I grew up on a farm and lived there from the time I was born until I was married. There was a little girl that lived on a farm about a mile away. Her family attended the same church as we did and we both attended the same school. Shirley is pictured above in the middle of the picture. No doubt my mom was attempting to capture my brother Gerry in the sand pile with Shirley and me as well. Taking pictures was not an every day event in our home and this one is special since it is one of the very few that was taken of us this young.
This picture is typical of a day that Shirley and I would spend together. Judging by the clothes we are wearing, it appears we were in grade nine. We are both wearing Seafarer jeans and although it is blurry we both have one the same style shoes, shirts and sweater vests.
Don't you just love the color of the house in the background? That was quite typical in the 60's to have a multicolored house. I guess they didn't know what color they liked best? I have no idea. This picture would have been 1974 I think, I guess they were still enjoying multicolor houses then as well.
Shirley and I were quite inseparable until grade 10 when she left the school we were both attending. We still remained close and she was my maid of honour. Since then there have been countless dinners and much reminiscing each time. Our husbands have put up with a good deal of listening to us talk about a time long before they entered the picture.
We still live in the same town and now and then find one another at Starbucks and then do the quick catch up. It always ends with . . .OK . . . we really have to get together, and one of these days it wil happen. Her family is almost grown up, and then perhaps we'll have that dinner.
In the meantime to the one friend I have had my whole life . . .Have a very Happy Birthday Shirley.
I'm off to do my 30 minute walk. My email isn't working right now and so if you have tried to email me and haven't had a response, bear with me, I'll hopefully figure out what the problem is soon. Have a wonderful day my friends.