Tuesday, March 20, 2007

It's A Small World

I went out to lunch with some friends today and had such a good time.  It's funny what a small world this is...I'll explain;

1.Darlene is married to a high school class mate of mine & they were on the Alaska cruise last August. 

2.Barbara and I have been friends since the 6th grade and she and her husband were also on the cruise last August and because of that, got to know Darlene.

3.Then there's me...I know all three of them & they know me.

4. Patty knows Darlene because they live in the same little town up by Mt Rainier and both drove school bus for their local school district. Patty didn't know Barbara but she knows me because back in 1960 we both graduated from our respective high schools and ended up at the Telephone Co at the same time and took our training together.  We both lived at the YWCA (neither one of us had a car to get back & forth to work and both lived quite a ways out of town) and then after our training was complete..we rented an apartment together. 

Patty married, quit the phone company and has lived up in her little mountain town all these years, raising a family and well...driving a school bus, until she retired last year.  We have kept in touch with phone calls, Christmas cards, and the last 6 or 7 years...email.  But because of our busy lives...we haven't seen each other for years & years.  We spent 2 hours sitting there, laughing and talking and also at the same time eating a little lunch.  We made a pact that we'd do it again..Barbara and I will drive up to their little town and meet them there in May.  Darlene and her hubby are moving to Idaho this fall after he retires so after October she won't be around anymore.  However, they are going on the Alaska cruise again this August, so that will be fun.


After rain all day yesterday and then wind & rain all night I was worried about the lawn situation.  But the sun is out today and the wind is blowing strong enough to dry it out a little, so I was able to mow both the front and back yard this afternoon.  Hallelujah !!!!!!!


I got a call from my dentist's office today, asking if I would like to move my cleaning appointment from next Wednesday to tomorrow morning.  It's weird because I was going to call them & postpone it until the end of April, so Bob & I could get out of town.  The receptionist must have been a mind reader....so tomorrow it's a cleaning at 10am and then I think I may get a pedicure because..... down south it's sandal weather.

Until next time.......Linda




jlocorriere05 said...

It certainly is a small orld Linda! I hope Darlene likes Idaho, I went there once to Montpelier and Bear Lake, it's a beautiful area! I hope you get on OK with the dentist tomorrow. Jeannette xx  

jeadie05 said...

What a small world,old friendsare the best ,so pleased you enjoyed your lunch,oh Ihate having my teeth cleaned ,good luck with that ...love Jan xx

jonibooks1991 said...

Glad you got a chance to get outside, it was nice but the wind was cold.  I'm so glad that you get to go on the trip, we'll expect lots of pics.  Won't it be nice to get down where it is warm and you can wear sandles and no coat.  Joni

queenb8261 said...

It IS a small world isn't it? I wish I could go to lunch with old friends.  Too far away.  Getting lots of early spring weather (rain/thunderstorms).  Very uncharacteristic for this part of TX. Fine with me.  Good for the grass & flowers coming up.  Have a wonderful weekend.