Tag Archives: Friendship

A Trip To Paintland

One of my very dear childhood friends, Baby, came to visit us with her family this past holiday season. Once they were done traipsing around the country, they managed to give us a few days of “not doing much,” before … Continue reading

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I Know I Will Make That Call

Last night, I picked up a long-time friend from the airport. She had decided, on a whim, to get on a plane from Toronto and high off to Kauai for a few days. She had called a few days before … Continue reading

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We Will Miss You, Scott

Two weekends ago, we made our way to our old stomping ground in Toronto to be with some dear friends.  We wanted to bid a friend farewell.  More importantly, we wanted to spend time to revel in his life, his … Continue reading

Posted in Death, Friend, Friendship, Funeral, G. Scott Graham, Goodbye, Loss of a Friend, Toronto, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The 5X7 Card

A 5×7-size card arrived in the mail this afternoon.   An invitation? An announcement? A greeting likely.  Mickey’s unmistakable cursive draped across the front was a welcome surprise to a near-perfect Saturday afternoon. After all, how often do we receive … Continue reading

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Three Friends

I received this copy of a very recent photo of my sister-in-law, Merle, with her friends (from way back when….) Nanette and Mickey.  We were all together on a trip that started in Prague, worked through Germany, and ended in … Continue reading

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Saudade

I chanced upon Rarasaur’s daily post on Prompts for the Promptless.  Her challenge is the term “Saudade.”  Saudade is a Portuguese word and according to Rarasaur‘s recent post, it means: Saudade is a Portuguese word that describes a deep emotional … Continue reading

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The Cavite Field Trip

Early on a clear Saturday morning, we all met, the six of us, on the lobby of what was once our stomping ground more than 30 years ago. We and all agreed to take this trip outside the city to … Continue reading

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The Half Event

This past weekend, we made our way across the continent to partake in the celebration of my sister-in-law’s “Half-Birthday.”  Being a Holiday baby, her birthday was somehow perpetually overshadowed by the frenzy of holiday celebrations, end-of-year office parties, exhaustive shopping … Continue reading

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Girlfriends

The other day, I traveled my usual journey to take the BART at Millbrae station at the end of my workday.  Hubby had to dine solo this weeknight. I was going to meet up with some girlfriends for dinner in … Continue reading

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It’s Vanna’s Birthday!

Today would have been Vanna’s 52nd birthday.  She may have planned for a quiet celebration with close friends and family at a favorite restaurant, where she would dress festively and take particular care in ordering the food and the wine. … Continue reading

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