Thursday, September 28, 2006


First, I want to thank all of you for worrying about me after my fall down the stairs. It has been almost a week, and I have recovered very nicely and can actually walk without any pain once again. I am fine, so you can all stop worrying now. LOL

One of my dearest friends is moving away. We used to get together every day for coffee and just to chat. We were each other's link to sanity. I moved away from the neighborhood that we both lived in just over a year ago, but still kept in weekly contact and still had our coffee and chats.

That will all end on Saturday morning.....early. That is the day she and her husband are moving out of state.

On Friday they will come over for a last get together. We will have something on the grill. Probably hamburgers since that is her husbands favorite food cooked on the grill. Our granddaughter Amber, will be here also. When she was younger, she use to go with me for the coffee klatches with my friend. She started calling them Grandma Maryann and Grandpa Del. Grandpa Del always played the tough, gruff guy, but Amber saw through all that and realized that he was just a big ole' softie at heart. Grandma Maryann just fell in love with Amber as she has no grandchildren of her own. They are giving Amber a 7 speed bike they picked up at an estate sale dirt cheap. It is a really nice bike. Amber will be thrilled with it. She will cry when they give it to her and she will cry when it is time to say good-bye to them. She is a very sensitive little girl. Grandma Maryann will cry too.....she always was a sucker for Amber's tears! And I wouldn't doubt it one bit if Grandpa Del claims to have gotten something in his eye at that moment too! ; )

I will hate to see them go too, but we will keep in touch and after all, it gives us someplace else to visit on vacation! See, there is a bright side to everything!!


Ame said...

oh gosh ... that's rough. friends are priceless ... "a friend sticks closer than a sister or brother." yes, you'll HAVE to visit! are they moving far?

Tracy said...

I agree with AME, friends are priceless and hard to find. I have a friend of more than 25 years, and I would just hate it if she moved away! There are lots of ways to keep in touch now though! Email seems to be the most fun!

No tears! Look at the bright side, now you have a place you can got to to escape for a few days!

martie said...

AME and Tracy ~ my friends are moving near the Chicago area. Not terribly far, but not close enough to visit for coffee like we have! You're right, friends are priceless and I know that these friends would do anything to help us if we needed it. They have become like family to us and we will keep in touch!

Mindless Dribbler said...

Awww...that's heartwarming and sad...all at the same time.

I'm sure you'll stay in touch Martie.

Here's for a good time today with your buddies!

Anonymous said...


Glad to hear that you are healing well. I'm sorry that your friend is moving away but you did bring up a very positive point. Hamburgers on the grill - my favorite! Hugs!