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.
Verde Canyon Railroad 2009.
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!!