Thursday, November 26, 2009

Giving Thanks!

I am grateful and thankful for many things in my personal life: health, good neighbors, family and friends to name just a few. Last month six of us gathered together at the beautiful lake home of one couple. The men have been friends since elementary school and high school. All five of those pictured grew up in St. Paul, but I'm the only Wisconsinite. I'd like you to meet them! Seated around the table from left to right are Jim F, now living in Colorado; Jim N, my DH; and, Joe and Sylvia P who live in the lake home we visited. Standing are Carol F and I. Joe and Jim N lived across the alley from one another for years from early childhood. Before marriage and moving away, Jim F grew up just down the block from where we now live. I wonder how many people are friends from childhood and still see one another? Can't beat it!!


  1. content de tes rares passages, je te souhaite un Happy Thanksgiving

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! We all truly have much for which to be thankful! Good health, family and friends top the long list! Enjoy some good turkey today! Cheers!

  3. thank you Kate for all your lovely comments throughout the year!
    it's been great sharing the world with you!
    happy thanksgiving!

  4. What fun to keep such life-long friends. You can't beat it. Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Nice photo Kate. Wishing you a wonderful day with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving.

  6. Anonymous4:24 AM

    Your enduring friendships remind me that both Patty and I have friendships from the earliest days.

  7. Your post is thought provoking. My father was in the Navy, so we grew up in many places without the opportunity to have friendships for more than a couple of years until he finished his Naval career.

    However, I have found that as I get older (I am 58 now), I have a greater interest in reconnecting with friends from high school, college, and the earlier part of my career, which occurred far from where we live today. The same thing seemed to happen to my father.

    The internet makes being in touch wit old friends so much easier. It is a new world of communications.

  8. I'm so happy to see you are posting a bit. I would hate to lose touch with you. I feel you are one of my oldest blog friends in this crazy're not old!!! ha ha , just long time friend. I hope that is cleared up.
    Lately my Hubby and I have been meeting and renewing friendsships from long ago. Its really wonderful to laugh and enjoy their company again.


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