Friday, July 31, 2020

Five on Friday - Dorothy and I

My friend, Dorothy, came up last Friday to spend the weekend and I tried to get this post out before she got here, but it didn't happen. I did share a little bit about her visit on Monday, but I want to get this post finished and out today if I can.

Dorothy and I are celebrating 49 years of friendship this year and, let me tell you, we've been through some stuff together. 

I did try to find pics of us when we were younger, but, unfortunately, all that stuff is packed away and is pretty much inaccessible at this'll just have to do with what I've got. 

Dorothy and I

Dorothy and I met in the 5th grade and grew up together. We've stood up as maids of honor for each other at our respective weddings, have stood up as godparents for each other's children, have shared a bazillion plates of pasta together, and experienced things that most people wouldn't believe if it were told to them.

Dorothy and I @ Wonders of Wildlife

Dorothy and I, to each other, are kind of like the north star. No matter how far away we are from each other or how long it's been between visits, we are a constant. No matter how bad things get, in the end, we are always there for each other.

Dorothy and I @ the Frampton Concert in July of 2018

Dorothy's birthday is in June; mine is in August. For the past several years we've tried our best to get together in July to celebrate both. A couple of years ago we met in Springfield, visited Wonders of Wildlife, and attended a Peter Frampton concert. We had a BLAST!!!
Dorothy and I

With the murder of Dorothy's son a little over a month ago, this year was more difficult than any other, but we determined to do it anyway. 

Instead of cake and ice cream, Dorothy wanted cannoli, so I made it for her. Friday night we went for a hike on the prairie and did a bit of stargazing; on Saturday a couple of my children and their families came to visit and spend some time with her and we all had a good time. Dorothy was here for church Sunday morning and left Sunday afternoon. I'm so glad she came and look forward to our next visit.

Over the years Dorothy and I have worked together to solve multiple real-life mysteries and, many years ago, adopted Cagney and Lacey as our alter egos. She is Christine and I am Mary Beth. Funny, but we still refer to ourselves by those names whenever we fall into mystery-solving mode. 

Dorothy and I's Alter Egos
(Cagney and Lacey)
💗 Always and Forever 💗 

Next year we will celebrate half a century of friendship. We both have our faults...that's for sure, but it's been a good friendship and it will be interesting to see what God's got planned for us in the days ahead.

Until next time...

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  1. Happy Friendship Day...and I am so sorry about the loss of her son...keeping in prayer.

    1. Thank you! I had NO IDEA that July 30th was International Friendship Day! What are the chances of that??? Amazing! Thanks, Linda! Blessings to you and yours and thanks for the prayers. I know that they are appreciated!


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