Thursday, February 25, 2010
Close to Nowhere
April 24 is a ‘very good day’
Facebook has fast become “the” way to keep in touch and find old friends, etc.
Recently, some “very” old friends found me on Facebook, childhood and junior high school friends. The ones you never, ever forget.
My old neighborhood gang of friends are planning a reunion. They’re including the years from 1962 onward and including all our friends, etc. who went to Humes Jr. High with us and even those who graduated from Humes High School before it was just a junior high.
I can’t go to the reunion. I am desperate to go and see all my “old” friends, but, on April 24, I will be in Paducah, Kentucky -- at the quilt show. I want to go to the reunion so much that I thought about coming home early. I didn’t think about it long or seriously, but I did think about it!
April 23 is also a very good day. My oldest granddaughter Meredith will be 14 years old on the 23rd. She gets really ticked at me and Granny Jane because for the last six years, we’ve missed her birthday!
Not only is the 24th the day of the reunion and a day I’ll be in quilt heaven in Paducah, it’s also my wedding anniversary.
Last week, I told someone that it was our 39th anniversary this year, so it would be OK to be gone again. Next year, on our 40th, I’d come home a day early.
I mentioned this to Pop, who laughed and said he knew I wouldn’t give up Paducah for anything. I’m glad he’s taking it with such good humor, because -- April 24, 2010 is my 40th wedding anniversary. We got married in 1970.
While talking to Nelda about the neighborhood reunion, I kinda half-jokingly said “maybe you could change it to another Saturday?”
Apparently, it had already been changed a couple times, so that idea went over like lead.
Not many days after I talked to Nelda on the phone, I started getting notices from Facebook — Sadie wants to be your friend; Nelda wants to be your friend; Garry wants to be your friend; Lois wants to be your friend.
In the old neighborhood, we played outside all the time. No air conditioning, no microwaves, not even color television.
I wonder what we’d have thought of Facebook then?
Oh, Garry, an “old” boyfriend, posted a photo of me when I was about 14.
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