Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Judy!

Today is the birthday of another dear friend of mine. I first met Judy when I worked at the hospital in 1978.  At the time, we were both married, had two children and lived about 10 blocks from each other.  One of the first times I was ever at Judy's house it was for a Tupperware Party. Now why would I remember that, you ask.....she served banana splits for refreshments!  She even had the little plastic banana boats like you get at the Dairy Queen.   I'd never had a banana split at a home party before and never since then. So you can see why it's stuck in my memory all these years. LOL

After a year I quit that particular job at the hospital to stay home again.  Judy continued working so we sort of lost touch.  But towards the end of 1981, I started going to a new church.  One Sunday I walked into the sanctuary and there was Judy.  In comparing notes we discovered we were both going thru the agony of the divorce process.  This church had a huge group of adult singles so Judy & I started going to their Sunday School class and their social events. We had so much fun over the years, we even went on a couple week long trips with the group.  Our friendship grew and continues today. 

3 years ago Judy was remarried to an old friend of mine. She retired from the hospital shortly after I did. And her husband is also retired.  I don't see her often but we catch up by phone or online frequently.  And last October~ when little Peyton came into the world 2 months early....she became a grandma for the first time. 

Happy birthday Judy, I know you're babysitting Peyton today & I hope you have a wonderful day with your precious little grand daughter.    

Judy with Peyton in March 2008. 

Look at that adoring grandma!


labdancer51 said...

A very Happy Birthday to your good friend Judy! :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

wwfbison said...

Happy Birthday to Judy!   That is a wonderful picture, she surely does look like a proud Grandma.

carouselqueen70 said...

Happy birthday Judy!! Peyton is very lucky to have such a loving grandma...hugs, Christine

jimsulliv3 said...

Happy birthday Judy and Peyton's a cutie!


jjdolfin9 said...

Well thanks AOL.  My alerts were NOT working for a couple of days I guess.  I missed a lot.  Nice tribute to your friend Linda.  Hope you are having a good week.
Hugs, Joyce

jeanno43 said...

Happy Birthday Judy, nice to see you.  Glad you and Linda are such good friends.


lv2trnscrb said...

happy birthday Judy!!! may you have many more wonderful years of happiness and love, especially with that beautiful grandchild of yours!!

what a neat friendship, Linda; and what a cute idea with banana splits for dessert at a party; no wonder it stuck with you; I've never been to a gathering where that was a dessert, yum!!!


robinngabster said...

Well that settles it!  If you come to my house I will make banana splits!  :)

luvrte66 said...

Wishing Judy a very happy birthday!


fowfies said...

Happy Birthday to your wonderful friend Judy! :) Kelly

ally123130585918 said...

Happy belated Birthday Judy hope you had a wonderful day ~ beautiful picture with Peyton ~ Ally x