We had a wonderful weekend visit last year, when she came down here to Southern California. I've never been to Washington state, and I'd love to go there to visit her. L went on his mission there a couple of years ago *wink wink* and I know he'd love to go back and relive his not so wasted youth. I'm kind of hoping - really really hoping - that we can go up there this fall. I want to see misty rain, and greenness everywhere, and I want to see Marion.
Here we are as 8th graders a million years ago:
I am the dorky one on the left (feeding her duck, Phoebe June), and she is the ultra cool one on the right. I can't tell you how much I coveted her desert boots and velour top. *sigh* And her long, straight blonde hair.
After many many *many* more years, here we both are last year around our birthdays. We always say that each birthday we wake up even more beautiful than the year before. I'm finally starting to believe it.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARION, AND MANY MANY MORE!
I wish you good health, love, and every happiness. Thank you for being my friend since crazy 6th grade. You've enriched my life in a hundred different ways, you've always known what true friendship is about, and I love you so much!