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Sunday, July 19, 2009


Well, it was another hot day in Spokane. I chose to go somewhere cool for the day. How can you go wrong with air conditioining and slot machines. It was a great combination - kept me cool and I returned with my pockets a little heavier than when I left. Thanks Dodie for sharing the day with me!

Dodie is one of my two best friends. We have been friends ever since we worked for the same employer some 40 years ago. She's the one that taught me the new math about my age. Since I have known her her age is always been 22 and I was always 21 (because I was younger). Then the grandkids came along she stayed 22 but I aged a year with each of my three grandkids so I could share their birthday with them. That brings me to my present age of 24. Isn't that new math wonderful!!!!! Someday I will write a blog about our friendship and how she has influenced my life over the years.

My other best friend Jean was my high school chum from the time we started high school some almost 50 years ago. (That old math just gets in my way!) We were best friends all through high school, shared many dates, proms and did the things high school girls do. We even went to college together. She raised her family in Tennessee and I in Idaho. That did not stop our friendship though. We try to spend as much time together as we can on my trips to Tennessee. In the interim we talk on the phone a few times a week. We can pick up the conversation right where we left off without hesitation.

With my interest in RVing I have found lots of other really special friends. RV'ers are a diverse group of people and I find that most interesting. They are the most caring, wonderful, sensitive people I have ever met. Through blogs and journals and a shared interest in RVing. you sometimes feel you know the person before you ever meet them face to face and you are able to pick up right where you left off.

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud.” I believe this to be a true statement.

That's it for today, my friend.


Yarntangler said...

Jenny, I'm truly looking forward to running into you one of these day on the back road to Whereverland.
Until then we'll keep in touch this way, my friend.

Judith Curp said...

Jenny, aren't friends great! Being on the road full time is wonderful, but the thing I miss most is family and life long friends at home. Phone calls and emails are wonderful, but somethings there's just nothing quite like a hug.

Debbie Goode said...

Well said or should I say written...either way...I agree...friends are the best and I'm glad to count you among mine!

JB said...

I love your stories about the "good old days". I promised you I would let you know when I got things back on track and here is the link. Hope you enjoy.