Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Long Time Friendship

Hi Everyone!  This is Ceekay guest blogging here at A Hint of Home.  Ro and I thought that you might get a kick out of hearing about our friendship.

Ro and I grew up attending the same church in Warren, Michigan.  I tease her now and tell her we were not friends then because we were in different classes.  She and Tom were married in 1970 and my hubby and I were married in 1973.

Ro and Tom have always been into hospitality and so they invited us, a newly wed couple to their home after church one evening.  Ro had such a darling little home and I wanted to start fixing up our apartment.  We just hit it off and our friendship began.  Ro was pregnant with her first child.  When their daughter was little, a few times my husband and I would watch Andrea.  We would pretend she was our little girl!

We have so many fun memories.  One that we always still laugh at is one day Tom wanted to put up a swing set for the girls. "Come over and we will put the set together in an hour or so, and then we will grill and play games."  Well hours later they were still working on the swing set, we put the headlights on the car to see with!!

Several years later Tom and Ro moved to South Carolina.  My husband and I moved to Wisconsin.  We didn't see each other for years.  But we would call each other!  Oh, there was no free long distance then.  I would save change so I could give it to my husband to help pay the phone bills.  He would say, "write a letter!".  That isn't the same thing!!

Oh, we have had such wonderful times together.  Now that the kids are grown we can travel a little bit more and have enjoyed seeing so many things together.  Here are just a few of those pictures.

This is visiting the Hunley exhibit.  I had just finished chemo.
Boone plantation 2007.
Paula Deen's restaurant.

Verde Canyon Railroad 2009.

This is this week at the Biltmore Estate
and at Mast General Store in Valle Crucis, NC.  We are enjoying our time together so much!  We just can't get everything in we want to do!

There is nothing like the memories girlfriends can share over a lifetime!!


Shelia said...

Oh, I'm glad to hear the story of your friendship. I've been picking it up in all of your posts! It's rare this day to stay connected to our friends as it seems folks move around a lot. You gals look so lovely!
Be a couple of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

Very sweet post, Ceekay. it sounds like you two have a long history of friendship and those are the best! SO glad you are having fun! We are visiting Asheville in 2 weeks...can't wait!


Lori said...

So fun to have life long friends. They are rare through life.

Sue Giannotta said...

What a blessing that you two have been able to maintain contact all these years. Looks like you have made many memories together with your families and are looking forward to many more.
Enjoy your precious time together.

Sweet Meanderings said...

What a beautiful walk down memory lane. I love the pictures and you know how I love pictures! You are making wonderful memories now too.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Thank you for sharing the story of your friendship. I love to hear such encouraging stories of friends who make the time and effort to stay connected. What a treasure the two of you have in each other!

Happy@Home said...

How wonderful that your friendship has endured through the years and the miles. Looks like you've had a lot of fun times together. You both look great! Have fun in SC.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

What a wonderful friendship..Thank you for sharing it with us... You are both adorable and your love for each othe shows on your faces. I hope you enjoyed every moment of your trip here in NC..


Karen said...

I am so glad you are having a wonderful time! And with old friends...can't think of anything better - well, unless Len was there with you!
Hugs! Karen

Kathleen said...

That's a great story, and what fun to see you enjoying the company of one another.
I am still friends with my roomie from the hospital when we both had our sons' 38 yrs ago. I wonder how many people made friends as maternity roomies? :)

Mary Ellen said...

Isn't friendship just such a precious gift! Loved reading your

Dana~HomespunTreasures said...

What a sweet story I really enjoyed this post! I'm so glad ya'll are enjoying your time together. Great friendships are such a blessing.


Melissa Miller said...

I loved reading this post Ceekay and Rose! You all look fantastic and have a wonderful friendship.

Have a blessed weekend.
~Melissa :)

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Ceekay and Rose,
Just a lovely story of friendship and blessings. So glad you both became friends and share special memories of family over the years. The pics are great.
Blessings to you both for many more wonderful years of fun and friendship.
Hugs, Celestina Marie