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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Lasting Friendships

Tomorrow I will be getting on a plane bound for California. I’ll be spending time with some of the best people I know. Many of us met in kindergarten.

(I’m the brunette in the white dress.)


I’ll start out the week in the L.A. area hanging with my BFF of 40 years, Tracy.

Regular readers have seen her on the blog many times.


She works in the movie industry and sends me pictures like this one reminding me that Sodapop Curtis was my first teen heartthrob. (Yes, she knows all my secrets and accepts bribes. :)


Then our besties Lori and Lisa will arrive for a 2 day slumber party. At the end of the week we will make the drive up north to our home town.

Over the years we’ve seen each other through bad 80’s perms…


…the era of diaper bags and sleepless nights …


…and now through a great looking middle age.


People tell us all the time how lucky we are to have stayed friends. That’s true. Especially since we live so far apart from one another. But it has also taken a lot of hard work ~ a true dedication to one another. We show up for all of life’s little moments, both bad and good, to cheer one another on.

We’ll be attending our high school reunion together.

My friends helped me pick out a dress ~ just like they did for the prom 30 years ago.

(J. Crew Factory $30)

j crew

At the reunion I hope to meet up with the Lincoln School Elementary gang for our “every decade” photo.


I just can’t wait!


“Some friendships do not last, but some friends are more loyal than brothers.” ~ Proverbs 18:24


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how exciting and fun. Have a wonderful time.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Lucky you to have kept up with your childhood friends! I know that you will have a great time!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh, Lauren - this is so special! What an amazing journey you have all taken together. I love that!

Have a wonderful time - and my oh my you do look great, you are so pretty.


Rita C. said...

I really think the childhood friendships are the very best. The act that yours have been revisited with the frequency you mention is incredible. Have a great time, Laura. Your dress is adorably classic.

lynn cockrell said...

It is amazing that you are all still such close friends after all these years. I would be excited too about the trip back home. Wishing you safe travels and I hope you will have a wonderful time!

Annette Robinson said...

How fun! Laura, you looked very elegant even way back when!

Organized and Simplified said...

Have fun! I'll pray for safe travels. You have always been beautiful and you haven't changed much at all over the years. What's your secret??

Blondie's Journal said...

Your post made me smile, Laura, and I love the pictures of you and you friends over the years. Friendships like this ground us.

Enjoy your trip!!!


Jane said...

Have a wonderful time! Good friends mean so much!

deborah said...

Have a wonderful time!

Bonnie said...

Loved seeing all your pictures from past friend gatherings.

Have fun at this one and we look forward to more pictures.

Art and Sand said...

I am co-chair for my 50th reunion which will be in San Clemente next month. We have had so much planning the reunion that more and more people have joined our committee - 27 came to the last meeting.

I have remained friends with a few and we get together regularly, but nothing like you and your crew.

I see on IG that you are having a blast!