We've all heard the old adage “You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family.” Well, luckily my family is a great one so I have no regrets there.
Friends are the family you choose - Jess C. Scott
|Best buds in high school and Dad Westman|
|Reunion after 34 years|
|3 Musketeers from high school|
Ruth, Bonnie and I
|Barb Bester (Becker) from Elmwood in 1964|
"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Do't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." - Albert Camus
Bruce Currie, Lucan in the 70's
|Gail Pellow, met in 1983|
|Met Bob and Marian in 1976|
Reunion at my 50th in 2004
The close friendships I've made in my life will simply carry on, should I bump into those wonderful people again today. Nothing more is expected than a good time chatting for an afternoon. We had many things in common then, chances are we will share them again.
Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I'm glad for that. - Ally Condie
I have a strong belief that the special friendships I am making today, will follow me through my old age. I may not see them all on a regular basis, but we will remain connected. I also look forward to meeting many new people when we are retired and travelling on the road full time, apparently there is no end to the social life, if that is what you wish!
|Derrick and Kathy|
|Colin, Charmaine, Selina, Samantha|
|George and Suzie, fellow bloggers, 2014|
|Brenda and I|
"True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable." - David Tyson Gentry
You may find yourself here in the photos and you may not. It doesn't mean we aren't bosom buddies. Not everyone could be named, and perhaps I didn't have a picture of you to post. Anyway, I plan on keeping the circuit lines open so I can continue to add new acquaintances to my friends' list. If I don't know you and you are reading this, I hope to say "It's a pleasure!" one day down the road. It is possible, the Best is Yet to Come!
And one lasting thought about friendship:
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. - Oprah Winfrey
Let's not forget about my lifelong friend, he's my best friend, my right hand man, my side kick, my sweetheart, my comedian, my comfort zone, my heart...........he's Bill!
Take care, my friends and thanks for joining me for a read today.