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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Old Friends...

I had the best surprise ever this morning in my emails.  I had a letter from a friend that I had not been in touch with for at least a hundred years!

She and her husband had moved here from Florida and bought property.  Bev was in real estate and I met them through her.  We all became instant friends...you know the kind that just falls into place like it was meant to be...the kind of friendship that felt as comfortable as a favorite pair of jeans.

Rural life was new to them.  We introduced them to poke salad and chocolate gravy and all our family members.  They fit in like they had always been there.

Life changes, people move on, and we often wondered about our friends but had lost touch.

Today we reconnected...she found me through facebook...which I thought I had deleted long ago.

Her letter returned me to younger times, easier times, times when my family was whole, a time when I had parents and Den's mom was still with us.  She returned me to a time when all things were possible and the whole world was my apple, a time when my life was full of laughter...Thank you, Dee, for finding me.

25 comments:

E said...

What is chocolate gravy ?
That is awesome to reconnect.
An virtually relive the good days.
I am so happy for you.

Sunny said...

That's great news!
I've been trying to track down an old friend for quite some time with no luck yet.
☼ Sunny

ellen abbott said...

That's always fun to reconnect but I've never had much success with rekindling a left behind friendship after the initial get together. I guess they were left behind for a reason.

EmptyNester said...

I have experienced the facebook reconnect with several people--it really is wonderful!

Sue said...

It's always wonderful to reconnect with an old friend. I'm glad she found you.

=)

Nezzy said...

How great is that Gail, I'm just thrilled for ya!

Ahhhh, chocolate gravy. I had a friend who attended our church that was bred and born in AK. and was just appalled that I'd never had biscuits and chocolate gravy. Well one Sunday in Kid's Church we all got to experience the delightful dish. MMmmmmmm!!!

God bless you sweetie and have a glorious day!!!

LindaG said...

Really glad to hear that, Gail. :-)
I've never heard of chocolate gravy and never had poke salad.
Only know it through the song Poke Salad Annie. ;-)

IanH said...

Chocolate gravy? Any chance for a recipe? Us northerners haven't come across this before. ;-)

Shabbygal said...

That FB is pretty amazing for finding people from our pasts! It is fun to reconnect and remember happy times!Yes I too must ask chocolate gravy?? Traci

Linda in New Mexico said...

How delightful, those kind of friends are rare as hen's teeth.
Chocolate gravy?????
TOB, Linda

Rudee said...

My bet is you fell right back into the ties of old friendship as though you'd not missed a single day. Old friends are the best.

DesertHen said...

What a wonderful way to start your day!

COUNTRY GAL said...

WOW ! Thats wonderful to connect with old friends after years of loosing touch ! Have a great day !

Nancy said...

Technology is really amazing when you think about it.

So glad you and your friend have reconnected. That's awesome. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

It's awesome that you and your friend reconnected. :)

B. WHITTINGTON said...

Please title your next post chocolate gravy and tell us how to make it. I love gravy so I'm sure I'll love it.
How wonderful to hear from your friend.
There's at least one blessing every day.
Barb

Far Side of Fifty said...

I have heard of poke salad..but not the chocolate gravy..as far as I know I have never tasted either one of them..it must be a southern secret:)

Jules said...

LOL, can't believe they don't know what chocolate gravy is :) A big smile for you my friend, I know how heart warming this is :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Pat said...

Nothing like a blast from the past!

So happy for you.

And yes, what is this chocolate gravy to which you speak of?

Nora said...

That's why it's important not to lose track of people. Especially if they are precious to you. Chocolate gravy!

dmraz said...

This reconnection with my friend made my day as well, I have walked on cloud nine since....and the memory of chocolate gravy was icing on the cake! Awesome stuff people!!Those years might have seperated us then but I will never let them do it again. I will be making a plan to travel back to AK in the near future, I need to spend some time with this friend and her family who left such an imprint on my heart. Love you Gail

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a wonderful feeling to reconnect! That happened to me this past summer and my friend and I talk on the phone nearly every day. We live about five hours from one another.
It was me that found her...you may have read in my blog about it. I will never, ever lose her again.

Finding her and catching up took me back too. For me it took me back to age 19 and she was 18. We both had our first loves, were newly married...in love and having our first babies. We cried a lot..and we laughed. My baby boy took his first step in her and her husbands home on our first visit with them.
Facebook. It can be a hurtful place..but it can bring joy!
I am glad your friend found you and that you were able to reconnect. Makes me smile! :)
Love and hugs!
Mona

Yaya' s Home said...

Every once in awhile, we get a star-shine moment to fill our souls with exactly what we need. I'm so glad you an' your friend are reconnected.

~ Yaya

Rising Rainbow said...

That is very good. Glad to hear that FB is good for something. LOL

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

One point for FB. lol!
Sometimes FB can bring good things you way. :)

~Lisa

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