Old friends from the good old days. . . .

That's me, 2nd from the left with the frowny face and wearing a sheath dress I made - I forgot I was crafty even back then. Isn't the BIG Yellow ribbon a nice touch? This is from the days when girls had to wear dresses to shcool. I see my friend Cindy and I are both carrying the oh-so-popular Bucket Bag. We were 8th graders in this photo. I did try to call an old friend today. Either I dialed wrong, or she has moved on, because the sleepy voice on the other end informed me no one there I was looking for. Kind of the story of my life. People move on, I move backward.
Quote for today: "The only way to have a friend is to be one." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson. So many lonely people in the world, but do we do anything to reach out to them? I just recently started making it a point to call my 86-year-old aunt daily. At first I didn't know if we would have that much to talk about. But now, I look forward to the calls. So, the journal question: What have you done recently to be a friend?
Anyone have favorite "friends" quote?


  1. what great photos. Yesterday, I made my very own medicine drum with a Cherokoo man and his wife who, unbelievably, live here in Adelaide, Australia. Got to stretch my own hide etc. It's so beautiful.
    If you get a chance, can you let me know how/what your 13 clan mothers group discusses? When I finish reading, I'd like to gather some study materials/notes and get a group together here in Australia to study together as well...
    Have a great day!

  2. Oops, I mean "Cherokee", though "Cherokoo" sounds quite funny :-)