Thursday, August 27, 2009

Catching up with Joyce!

How did it get to be Thursday already? Time flies when you have school looming on the horizon.

Yesterday, I had the great fortune to see a friend I had not seen in about 23 ish years! Joyce was down visiting another friend (yes, she has lots) with her 2 cute boys and we made a beach date (with my sister too).

Let me back up a bit. Way back when, I summered in Ogunquit, Maine and lived on a hill that ended as a dead end. Cut through a few trees at the end and it turned into a parking lot for the gift shop that Joyce's parents owned. 4 kids in their family, 3 in mine, we always had a good time together and they accepted us as the "summer kids". So we spent most of our tween/teen years hanging out, playing kick the can, going to the beach, working, sleep overs etc... We lost touch after we went to college, but through the Ogunquit gossip line,loosely kept track. Thanks to Facebook, we have reunited!

As Joyce walked through my house yesterday and looked at pictures of the girls when they were little, she said, "I feel like I don't know about a whole section of your life." And it is true and I was thinking the same thing about her. The great thing about old friends is that they know a whole section of your life that many people do not. They were by your side through all the bad fashion statements, the bad hair decisions and drama. Yet, they didn't run and hide or talk badly about you behind your back. It was funny for the girls to listen to Joyce, my sister Karen and I talk about the stuff we used to do. Yes, we were once your age, K and B.

I tried to take a pic of us off of FB, but could not, so no comparing from younger years to now. I'll just give you the now!

Me, Karen and Joyce

7 comments:

Melisa with one S said...

So fun. I LOVE old friends. :)
Glad you had a great time!

*And I'm trying not to hate you for your beach. :)

Caution Flag said...

I might be hating you for Uncle Dave's boat, but other than that, I'm glad you had a great reunion :)

MsFish said...

SO fun! I love how we all just fell right back into summer fun! Beach, girl talk, boats, and of course the day would not be complete without an outside shower! :) I LOVE the idea of a Green Needle Lane reunion next summer! Kick the Can and Capture the Flag......

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

What store did they own?

Hallie

Momo Fali said...

I love Facebook! It has been so fun to reconnect with old friends. I'm glad you had the opportunity to do so.

Mags said...

What fun! Thanks to FB, I also met up with a friend I hadn't seen since '90. She lives about an hour from us...we met up halfway.

Heather said...

I was talking about reconnecting via Facebook tonight too! That's so cool that you got to spend time with Joyce & her kids! I'd LOVE a day at the beach!!