Saturday, October 1, 2011

My very first friend lives 5,258 miles away. But there was a time when she lived just down the street; when we would run through town in our bathing suits, and had our own restaurant in her front yard, which served a vegetarian menu. In today's world, I suppose our ice-plant salad would be considered chic gastronomy.



And here we are, nearly forty years later, sharing life through a wire that wraps a world 5,258 miles wide. I wish I could crawl through that wire and share a glass of apple wine with her, that I could somehow step through the webcam for lunch.

Today is a word for my very first friend. The day we met was the first day of kindergarten, and here she is in a classroom all her own, describing her love for education at the primary level. She is inspiring.

Learning to be me : http://learningtobeme-deb.blogspot.com/

After forty years, Debbie, I still want to be your friend. xo

17 comments:

MarmePurl said...

Two beautiful people with a shared love of language, writing and creativity...no surprise at all of the friendship bond within.
I am so glad I found your blog Allison...always an inspirational way to start my day..

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Such a lovely post Allison.

Isn't it wonderful to have a friendship lasting so many years.

Good luck health and happiness to you both.


x Fiona

teca said...

Wonderful post, dear! I was very happy to know about your first friend...
Thank you for sharing...
Warm hug and love (to you both).

Pam said...

Special friends are gifts we give ourselves. I'm glad you and Debbie have remained friends even though you are miles apart.
Sweet post Alli.

hugs and happiness
Pam i am :D

Out on the prairie said...

Amazing to have stayed in contact.We moved a lot at that age so i lost track of many.

Dawn said...

(sniff)....I love this! What a beautiful post!!

TexWisGirl said...

so sweet! i wish you two were closer...

Judy said...

Oh wow Allison, how awesome for you two to still be friends. That doesn't happen too often, most people lose track of their first friendships.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

My closest friend is one from h.s. and we still manage to talk at least once a week despite living in different parts of the country. A couple of other friends, I talk to or see far less frequently but we always pick up as if we had last talked an hour or day ago. It's wonderful as is you friendship!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Thanks for the sunny hugs Allison!

Sending them right back to you.

Decided to spend the afternoon knitting (am doing a tea cosy)
will probably take me forever
but sure I will try!!!

Is your daughter enjoying her lovely handwarmers?

It is wet and miserable here today but warm indoors!

Happy October x

Debbie said...

Oh Alli! Look at your sweet face in that picture! Its just how I remember my first friend.

I am honored that you call me friend. You are my chosen sister, for life. I would never be the person I am today without you. Remember when we were so convinced that the 2 'Nilla wafers and a Dixie cup of juice from your babysitter was most certainly "child abuse" so we went AWOL back to my house for better snacks and vindication? Or did I go alone and bring snacks back to you? Even though the details of our adventures get fuzzy, the clarity of my love for you is always strong. The memories of my happy childhood ALWAYS include you!

I love you and thank God for you daily!
Debbie

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Isn't technology incredible? I think we often take it for granted.

Randy said...

Awesome post Allison!

John McElveen said...

That is what LIFE is all about!

John

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Allison, for the wonderful memories brought back by your posting. I love the picture and am going to look for my copy. I loved you then and I love you now.

Suzane- Debbie's mom

Ola said...

lovely picture of you both!

Evi said...

Mais bon sang, tu avais deux tresses :D:D:D:D:D