Friday, December 18, 2009

Pages of My Mind

Picture courtesy of Disney (of course)
Today is a much better day for us. We still have a job, things will change but we can handle that. My husband told our boss that we would take a pay cut to help the company out. They were shocked because (we found out) that our rates are lower then any of the other engineers and none of them offered to do that. Go figure.
We received our yearly Christmas card from my oldest friend. She has retired from her teaching job at a deaf and blind school in California. Her days are spent taking care of her grandchild for 3 days a week.
So, my mind went down memory lane, she was 1 and I was 3 when we met. We grew up together, she taught me how to swim, I introduced her to her husband. We were at each other's weddings. I was there when she gave birth to her first child. Her children, I adored and spoiled with a passion and watched them grow into handsome young men and marry. Now they are having children of their own.
I can look back and say we had very good times and our lives are better for it.


Kay Dennison said...

Whew!!!!! I'm glad things are okay. And what a lovely memory.

kenju said...

I think you just cemented a long and good relationship with that company. They know you are honest and trustworthy and loyal!

How lovely to have a friend in your lives for so long!

Lydia said...

Isn't it wonderful being in touch with old friends? Only recently my very oldest friend found me via Facebook. We've been emailing and it amazes me the sense of understanding and trust that exists, as if the years never happened....

I was trying to comment on your previous post but my computer just hummed and "hour-glassed" for so long that I had to give up and read this post. (I think I'd better do a backup of this computer, as it sounds like it's going to blow up!) So glad that things have worked out this way.

All good to you because you are all good!

Darlene said...

Have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Lois.

Old friends are the best, aren't they? It's nice that you keep in touch. I have several that help me travel down memory lane.

Beth Niquette said...

Good friends are such precious gifts--worthy of cultivation. Good friends are like rare jewels, treasures which shine and enrich our lives.

A very merry Christmas to you. I really loved this post. ((hugs))

Looking to the Stars said...

Kay, thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed walking down memory lane with me :)

Kenju, thank you. I so hope you are correct, that we have cemented a long realtionship with this company. It's hard for us to think about starting all over again. Thank you for your postive words :)

Lydia, thank you. I hope your computer is ok, I dread it when mine starts acting up. What a joy for you to find your old friend. Thats one good thing about facebook. Thank you so much for your kind comment :)

Darlene, thank you. You have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year also. Yes, old friends are nice, they help you to remember the postive things that you have gone thru :)

Beth, thank you, what lovely words you've shared and so true. A very Merry Christmas to you also (hugs right back at you) :)