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!

11 comments:

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.
Lisa

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!

Jimmy

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.

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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!!!

betty

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!

Beth

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