|Pam cuts up the corned beef|
|We had plenty of wonderful food|
|Val serves up her green jello|
- It takes a long time to grow an old friend. ~ John Leonard Friendships as deep and rich as those in this group do not happen overnight. They were first formed when we were young girls, but they have been nurtured and treated with great care for decades.
- Of all the secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood the most divine was humor. ~ Rebecca Wells The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Carol showed up in her outrageous St. Patrick's Day hat. I teased that she would get me kicked out of the HOA if she walked down the street in the hat. One of the things we do best as a group is laugh. We have many deep belly laughs when we are together. Sometimes, my stomach will actually hurt from laughing so much when we are together. It is just great to laugh with your girl friends. What a blast we all still have.
- A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. ~Lois Wyse
- I have a lot of fun. If something isn't fun, I don't do it. ~ Kathy Eisert Lautaret Kathy, our Irish princess because she had the most Irish blood in her, said this when we were sharing our updates in our sharing circle after lunch. I love her attitude. This is definitely a takeaway I want to remember. Fun, is must be a part of life. I am trying to remember to incorporate a bit of it into my life everyday. Thanks for the reminder Kathy.
- I think about little girls going off to kindergarten holding hands to support each other and now as we face 70 we support each other– symbolically holding hands maybe. ~ Iris Clark Iris sent out this sentiment via an email after the gathering. In a nutshell, she summed up the beauty of the group. We do hold each other in our hearts and by the hand. We share our latest joys and challenges during our sharing time. This time, Pam brought a timer. We only had five minutes! If we took longer we would be driving home in the dark.
- Hold a true friend with both your hands. ~Nigerian Proverb