11 August 2012

. . . old friends . . .

. . . february 1965 . . .
. . . my dad graduated 
from law school 
at the university of arizona . . .
. . . hallelujah! . . .
. . . we got to move back to mesa 
from tucson . . .
. . . i was six and a half years old 
and in second grade . . . 
. . . a new school and a new ward . . . 
. . . longfellow elementary 
and nineteenth . . . 
. . . i was so lucky . . .
. . . true story: there were 
five girls my age 
named julie in my ward . . . 
. . . they let me 
be their friend anyway . . . 

{l~r: julie dastrup, julie pomeroy, koko head, julie ellsworth, stephanie davis}
{maiden names}

{sorry julies. someone had their eyes closed in every photo}

. . . it was a pretty tight knit group . . .
. . . i feel lucky to still be in touch 
with several of them . . .
. . . we were in touch today 
for a three hour lunch . . . 
. . . we laughed, 
we reminisced, 
we talked about grandkids, 
we hugged . . . 
. . . we all still love each other . . . 
. . . old friends are the best friends . . .

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5 comments:

JULIE said...

I have pictures with eyes open!
So many fun memories, wouldn't trade them for the world or these incredible friends!

Julie Woods said...

That was so much fun! It would not be the same without you. So glad you could come.

Koko Head said...

Obviously growing up I was the luckiest guy at Longfellow, Mesa Jr., Mesa High and the 19th Ward -- and at Cracker Barrel with my friends! Thanks a bunch gang!

Nanette Merrill said...

Don't we treasure those kids we grew up in primary and sunday school with! I do.

chris+amber said...

Friends from childhood are the best. You look pretty in these pictures, Mom.