I have a lot of Willie Nelson playing on my site and right now he is singing “Old Friends’” with Roger Miller who wrote the song. It is making me feel really nostalgic while I am sitting here waiting for my son to get here.
My best friend while I was growing up was Betty Jane. Her sister and my oldest brother were married so there was a strong family connection. I know that she is still living somewhere in Western Illinois. My oldest brother has passed away but Betty Jane’s sister (my SIL) is still living. I need to call my SIL and get caught up on all of the news that is happening in that area.
I have shown this picture on one of my old blogs from the spaces days. I am in the back row, second from the right. My friend Betty Jane is in the front row on the very left of the picture. I had a tremendous crush on the boy second from the right in the picture. His name was Giles and his family was as poor as our family. In fact everyone was poor in those days so I didn’t feel pressured or bullied till I got into high school where there were nothing but cliques. Of course I didn’t have time for them anyway as I was busy working for RB’s mother at the telephone company plus working very hard to stay near the top of the class which I did. If I wanted nice clothes I had to work and so I did, if I wanted good grades and I did, I studied. Some mornings sitting on the steps of the high school doing homework after having worked till 9 PM the night before.
I have to close and tend to stuff in the kitchen. You all stay safe and be happy!!