Thursday, January 12, 2012

Vintage Friendship

"Although my neighbors
 are all barbarians,
and you,
you are a thousand
 miles away,
there are always
two cups on my table."
(Tang Dynasty)

That's right, this Vintage Thingy Thursday is all about my Vintage Friendship (I guess that makes it official - I'm vintage).

Bev and Me

Just for the record, my neighbors are great, but they are not my oldest playmate (o.k., she probably thought she was babysitting me in our tea time photo).  

Bev is my mom's youngest sister, she has always been a part of my life - which is pretty amazing because we have spent the last 35 years living on opposite sides of the country and, at times, half a world away from one another.   

When my phone rings and she's on the other end it's a very good thing.  We can talk for hours or just a few minutes and life just seems better. 

Her homes have always seemed sort of magical to me.  When I smell apples and cinnamon I think of Bev, the last time I was in her house it had that wonderful scent.  When I light a candle, I think of her (I've always thought of her as a candleholic, in the nicest possible way, of course). 

We learn so much from our parents and siblings, but it's amazing what we learn from our first friends.  I feel doubly blessed because my friend is a family member (that's right, we're stuck with each other).

Today, about 50 years after this photo was taken, I would still enjoy having a cup of tea with her.  And I bet this time she would let me pour.

Join me at ColoradoLady's Vintage Thingy Thursday (button just the the right) to check out other vintage treasures.



Mary said...

What a wonderful vintage friendship and aren't they so special. Paula and I will celebrate 50 years of friendship this coming December, we met in D.C. when we were 19 and 20 - yikes, WE are vintage ourselves, ha! ha! In Jan. 2013 we will celebrate with another very special trip.

Meanwhile, like this Thurs. Vintage idea - perhaps I'll join in later after I get all my recent travel posts completed!

DH says the weather's improved in Dallas - that's good news - but may be windy when time to come home tomorrow.

Wishes blowing your way for a wonderful day dear.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, this was a treasure, for sure. really nice!

Ann said...

What a great take on VTT--a friendship, I really like that. The picture is priceless.

Denise :) said...

What a lovely post! I have a vintage friend like that, too -- it's a marvelous feeling and a great blessing! :)

LV said...

Nothing more important than a true, vintage friend. I have one that we have been friends since 1948.

Sandy said...

I met my vintage friend Sue when we were in second grade back in 1947! Although we've lived in different states since 1950 we stay in touch and see each other once in a while.

Janet, said...

Vintage friends are so nice to have. My cousin and I were best friends growing up, we got out of touch a little with each other, but are now back together again and it is just like we were never apart. We get along so well together. My mom and her sisters have all passed away, but I used to call up her youngest sister on the phone and we would talk for hours. Sometimes I miss her and Mom so much.

Jill said...

Love your post - old friends are so often the best friends!

rubyslipperz said...

...this story really touched my heart! =) How lucky you are to have such a longtime friend!


Barbara said...

A great gift to have such a lasting friendship.

April said...

This is so sweet, and so true. Our "first friends" are truly priceless.
Your little story reminds me of the sweet friendship between my MIL and HER Mom's baby sister. :)

Thanks for visiting my little place--I am now following you, as I need a little more comfort and joy...and you are ALMOST local! :)