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Monday, March 30, 2009

TRUE BLUE .......

TIME, once again, for
BLUE MONDAY,
hosted by SMILING SALLY
be sure to go by, leave sweet words and visit
all the other BLUES in town...! *
A TRUE BLUE FRIEND....
Loyal, faithful, as in "You can count on her support; she's true blue."
This expression alludes to the idea of blue being the color of constancy, but the exact allusion is disputed. One theory holds it alludes to the unchanging blue sky, another to the fastness of a blue dye that will not run !
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I have been blessed to have several
REALLY TRUE BLUE FRIENDS....
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I realize that I have introduced you to these ladies already...

These are some of my TRUE BLUE friends..
I have know them a long long time and
I love 'em all dearly..
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The other day, through my FaceBook, I found another
friend that grew up, went to school and graduated
in my little hometown, 45 miles away.....
that's her on the right end....
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We, OF COURSE, had to "do lunch"..
and lunch we did.....2 1/2 hours of it....
at CRACKER BARREL....a favorite.
We brought annuals and pictures....
we laughed, talked and cried a little....
We were all so glad to meet up again after all the years.
(what nearly made me mad is that she didn't have a GRAY HAIR one!!)
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oh, and we had CHICKEN AND DUMPLINS with a salad...
then, we all three split the BEST
HOT APPLE PIE, WITH CINNAMON ICE CREME
and all drizzled with HOT CARAMEL...
Oh Honey !
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* MARTHA = TRUE BLUE

* BARBARA, MARTHA AND VIV = TRUE BLUE
This is ALICE...one TRUE BLUE FRIEND...
we went to high school together and have been
friends ever since. She and I have been through
some of the highest and some of the lowest times
in our lives and she has ALWAYS been right there, beside me !
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TRUE BLUE FRIENDS ARE ONE OF THE BEST BLESSINGS FROM GOD.
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I hope you will call a friend today and have lunch soon...
you'll be so glad you did...
I SURE AM !!
XO bj
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"NEVER kick a cow chip on a hot day!"

56 comments:

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

wonderful post...looks like more memories made! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Ruthie said...

I love your true blue friends post.
Happy Blue Monday.

BittersweetPunkin said...

What a great friendship post! I LOVE Cracker Barrel too.....thank goodness there isn't one near me where I am now!

Diane said...

Reading your post brought back memories of girls I have known since I was 5 years old; girls who still take the time to say hello and are REALLY interested in knowing how I am and what's going on in my life. True blue friends, for sure! What a treasure these precious friends are! I must make some telephone calls after the sun comes up! Thank you for this lovely post! Have a great day!

Diane

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

BJ, You really do have lots of true blue friends...which says a lot about you!:-) Susan

sue said...

Mornin BJ, Aren't friends wonderful! Can you imagine going thru life without your best friends? I can't! Have a wonderful week sweetie! xo

Stacey said...

True blue friends are the best! I'm sure it's very easy to be your true blue friend, BJ!!

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

You are such an inspiration BJ! I met up with a friend myself on Friday. It is so nice to have friends to spend special times with. Have a lovely day!
Lisa

Terri and Bob said...

Memories are being made! I think I will look up Lisa today!

Amy said...

That is so nice that you could meet up with your friend from high school! Sounds like you had a lot of fun visiting. Friends..especially "true blue" ones are such a blessing. Amy :)

Bo said...

Hi BJ...Looks like you have a lot of real life true blue friends...
can you just imagine how big a luncheon you'd have if all of your bloggy true blue friends showed up??? You are such a dear & loveable lady! ;-) Bo

Smilingsal said...

True blue friends are the best kind. I don't know if there was a video, but when I clicked on "start" nothing started. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Tink *~*~* said...

I'm still close with a small handful of women with whom I went to high school, too. Nothing like really OLD friends to keep you sane!

Tink *~*~*
Colorful birds from Orlando, Florida

xinex said...

Oh BJ! Aren't you lucky to have all those true blue friends! Sounds like you had a wonderful unforgettable luncheon....Christine

Knitty said...

True blue friends are the greatest example of blue at its best!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love this post, BJ! You girls are beautiful and what amazing friends!!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I enjoyed reading your post , such sweet friends,

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a beautiful group of true blue friends you have! We always go to Cracker Barrel when we travel for breakfast!
xo
Penny

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Life is great when you are surrounded with true blue friends...and trye blue bloggers! Happy Blue MONDAY to one of my favorite TRUE BLUES!

Happy To Be said...

What a wonderful post BJ. how special is this girl to still have friends..just loved this..May you have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Deb said...

True blue friends are the best, I just reconnected with a high school best friend, it is so nice to be a part of each others lifes again, love your last saying!

~Jordan Family said...

I think this is my very favorite Blue Monday Blog so far. Life is far more blessed when you have friends to share with and it seems as though you have been blessed many times over. Thank you for sharing... what a great post. have a beautiful week!!!

Susan said...

Yesterday I went to lunch and to do some retail therapy with my best friend. We've been very busy and hadn't seen each other for about a month. That's really unusual for us. When she lived in Riverside we went somewhere together every few days. Now she's about a 45 min. drive away. Still old friends are great. They've seen us through it all!
Hugs, Susan

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

this is great blue post.. you are so lucky to have wonderful friends.. happy blue monday!

Holly (Nickname) said...

Hi BBBBBBBBBJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ!
So sorry I haven't kept in touch with my blogging FRIEND! I loved this post about friends..it was so sweet and reminds me of my dearest friends.I have silver and gold ones and they all have a very special place in my heart! I am planning a long weekend at the Jersey Shore this Sept. with eight of my closest friends from middle school. We will all be celebrating ur 50th birthdays this years and decided it was time to do something fun together.
I am following your blog now, So i will be able to keep in touch etter..
xxxooo Holly

Raggedy Girl said...

What a neat post about friends and did I already tell you I love your blog dress with the sparkle cherries.

Have An Amazing Monday
from Roberta Anne-the Raggedy Girl

Susie said...

Hi BJ,
How fun for you to find a high school friend on Facebook who lives nearby!
Not many from our high school class are on Facebook, but I do see them around town quite frequently.
Happy Monday!!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh what a good post ! I love the part about the cow chip ! hehehehehe

Barb said...

I love that instead of showing blue' things' you shared your true blue friends!
What a wonderful idea. I will have to do something special for my true blue friends too.

Thank you for coming by.

Blessings on your day,
Barbara
jean

Ruthie said...

Hi again. Stop by for my One Year Blogoversary post - How time flies.
Ruthie

jeanne said...

BJ, true blue friends are a special gift. I loved seeing your happy faces in the photos. You look beautiful and hair like yours is gorgeous. Have a happy day sister friend.

Hugs...Jeanne

Claudie said...

Hi BJ
There's nothing better than "friends". You were at my favorite, I miss it, Cracker Barrel. We do not have any here in Canada. You ate my favorite Chicken & Dumplings also, and with your great friends...no need for dessert!!
Love Claudie
xoxo

Alice said...

hey, dear one,, i feel honored to be on your bff list. i've registered on face book too but haven't done anything with it yet. i need to get grace amd bridget to help me. may wait till i get home. i'm still here in oky land and will come home on sunday, maybe. the weather has been the pits for two flat weeks here. ugh
love and hugs, al

Allidink said...

Bj you are so pretty, you look so nice in all those pictures! I loved this post! I'm glad you got to spend time with your friends :)

All the best,
Allison

Valerie said...

What a creative take on a Blue Monday post...I love it! True blue friends are the best!

Thank you for dropping by and leaving your sweet comment.

I see that you are a New Year's Eve baby...how fun is that?!!!

Blessings to you from Kansas,
Valerie

Valerie said...

P.S. As you can imagine, living in Kansas we always see lots of "Dorothys" on Halloween. Since my little ones are so close in age and have yet to protest too loudly, I have had coordinating costumes each year! Last year was Pooh Bear and Tigger; this year was Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion! As a former 3rd grade classroom teacher, I have also seen incredibly beautiful Oz character costumes designed and sewn by some very crafty moms and grandmas!
Valerie

the pleasures of homemaking said...

What a sweet post BJ! You're so lucky to have such wonderful long lasting friendships!

That pin money bank down below is so cute!

Manuela

Lynda said...

What a beautiful post and tribute to your friends! Bj, I must say, you are the youngest 71 year old I've ever seen! I'm sure you hear that a lot. You are such a pretty lady...so sweet, too!

Lisa said...

You must be a special person to have such great friends. Cracker Barrel sounds like fun. Ours is a bit of a drive, but we are overdue.

Sweetie said...

BJ - What a wonderful post! I, too, am blessed with a few "true blue friends." Thank you for introducing us to yours. Happy Blue Monday!
Sweetie

nikkicrumpet said...

What a fun post. And having true blue friends is one of the biggest blessings we can have in our life. Sadly my best friend lives so very far away...happily I get to visit with her for a whole week when she comes to stay with me in April. My hubby was saying how much we could have both changed in the 10+ years we haven't seen each other. I told him friends like her will always be friends...the bond goes too deep. You're lucky to be surrounded by so many special friends..

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, I loved this post, and you're so right about the true blues! And you are a true blue, too! Such a wonderful blogging buddy, you are! :-)

And I hope your husband tells you every day, but you are certainly a pretty lady, too... beautiful on the inside and the outside, through and through true blue and pretty, too! :-)

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Mojo said...

I'd never even thought about where that expression came from. Isn't that odd?

Picket said...

Ohhhh girl...my kind of post and I love the Cracker Barrel...nothing like laughing and crying will dear friends!

Anonymous said...

Oh Jean, you are the truest, bluest friend anybody could ever have! Thank you for the honor of being on your post today although I hope I look a tiny bit better in person than in the pictures. Ha!

We must remember that we go to "retain therapy" as Susan called it. I love that! Maybe my hubby and Mr. Sweet Nothings would take awhile to figure that one out. Nah, probably not. They're too sharp.

Your post reminded me that we haven't been thrifting in a long time. Must do that again soon. Huh?

You really have the right idea about "blue" especially "true blue".

Love you dear girl!
Martha

Anonymous said...

P.S. Oops, sort of misspelled a word there. Should have been retail! Tee Hee! Oh well you knew what I meant anyway. You always do!

Martha

Julie said...

I love this post!!! Friends have been such a comfort to me these days..but sadly, I have found out that a few who I thought were my friends ...are no longer around now that I need them.

salmagundi said...

Great take on the color blue!! Wonderful post. Sally

~♥~ Monica S said...

How nice!! I just found an old friend too this week! :-) It's lovely isn't it??

Monica

ellen b. said...

What a fabulous blue Monday post! Friends are a gift for sure!!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

What a sweet post..... love seeing you with your girlfriends..... and YOU my friend are one hottie ....
HUgs
Linda

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi BJ,
This is a great post. Friends are so important aren't they? I couldn't do without my friends!

Looks like you have some wonderful ones.

Diane

Deanna said...

Hi dearest!
Look at you and the girls eating Chicken and dumplings! I know you must have had a wonderful time with them.

I adore what you did with the two pieces of furniture you rescued at the thrift store. I really like the red inside the hutch. It just makes the piece stand out. Great job!

Hugs,
Deanna :D

Miss Janice said...

Lucky you to have those "true blue" friends...they are the best kind to have. Miss Janice just loves to eat and shop at Cracker Barrel!

CC said...

How wonderful to have such friends...those chicken and dumplings are my favorite also
Happy belated Blue Monday and have a most lovely week.

Elizabeth said...

Great post about your friends, BJ! I'm very late w/ my Blue Monday visits this week.