Wednesday, September 9, 2009

How Do You Say Goodbye...


...to someone you grew up, and have been neighbors since you were a child? This is my friend Barbara.



I probably spent more time at her house as a child, than my own! They had the neighborhood pool and her parents also owned the neighborhood market. Hellooooo...I'm talking penny candy, ice cream..but best of all? Her Mom's roast dinner every Sunday. I don't think I missed more than one of those Sunday dinners in a month. We SHE had every Barbie doll imaginable and we built an entire Barbieville on the side of her house, in the dirt. Complete with a lake, camp ground and store for Barbie and friends. Those were the days my friend. And she is taking her collection of Barbies with her..isn't that cute? :)

Barbara lost her dear Mother earlier this year, and has decided to make a new start in Cedar City, Utah where they purchased a home a few years back for their future retirement. We will keep in touch through the blog as I am demanding she start one of her own. I have to keep tabs on you Barb!


Can't forget the WII.

So back to my question...
how DO you say goodbye
to a life long buddy?
It wasn't easy, but this is how we did it.

With a girl's breakfast out at a local 50's diner...
After all..we are 50's babes now. Followed by a A quick little shopping trip...

..and one last hug for the road. I have a feeling she won't be gone long.
We will see each other again real soon, I'm sure.

4 comments:

Diane said...

What a hard day that must have been, think of all the years of fun when you need that smile. You two have been very lucky to share so many years together.
Hugs, Diane

Denise said...

what a wonderful friendship...she will be back soon....what a picture of you two!

T said...

Oh that brought tears to my eyes knowing that you two were friends for so long. I was lucky enough to have known Barbara through you and she could definately brighten your day with laughter. What a special day you two shared. What nice pictures. She must start a blog to keep in touch! I wish her much happiness in her new home.

sandra Lee said...

What great memories you two share...hopefully you two can stay close through email or blogging.