Leftovers on Friendship

Received four responses so far from the Friendship posting.

First, Flora Jane emailed me that she was pleased with the posting, because she read it this morning, on her birthday! Happy Birthday, Flora Jane and scroll down to Paula’s comment, please.

Second, my friend Dorothy told me that she does not live in upstate New York. She lives in Westchester. Sorry, Dor!

Third, I forgot to mention that my sister-in-law, who I have known since I was 13, is also my friend. She married my older brother Paul, but I knew her first! When I visit, I feel right at home with both of them. Thanx, Carol, for your note and for pricking my brain, which seems to need more of that each day! Here’s what Carol wrote to me:

Isn’t it wonderful to have long time friends? My women’s group from the 70s still try to get together at least twice a year and we email in between times. And there are people here and some who have moved away that I still rely on in times of stress to help keep me on track. Let’s try and talk this weekend.

Fourth, my new friend/classmate Paula sent this:

I am thrilled to see my name listed, and you expressed my thoughts. We didn’t know each other in college, but I guess it wasn’t meant to be then. It is all the more beautiful now.I wish I had been in your circle┬Ł years ago. Never too late to make new friends. This was a beautiful piece. Flora deserves to be honored. Wow! God Bless Mom, Irene. Please forward to Flora.
Love to all of you, Paula

P.S. to Paula: I never had a circle, because I was a square in college!

Many people feel that as you grow older, you don’t want to bother making new friends. I don’t agree, perhaps because I have moved often and needed to reach out each time, or I will isolate myself. Friends and family came to my “rescue” when I was going through my divorce, and they saved my life! So, as Paula said, it’s never too late to make new friends. ellensue

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