Thursday, January 03, 2008


I finally managed to get a layout done again. Things haven't been letting me be creative around here, so I haven't gotten much done in the past week or so. I finally made myself sit down this morning and work on this layout, and I think it turned out better than I thought it was going to, with not feeling creative lately.

This is a lady who lived down the road from my parents when I was growing up. She was one of our closest neighbors and I enjoyed going to visit her. In fact, the last time I called to ask if she was up to a visit, (on one of my trips back home, after I was married) was the morning she died. I called up, and got one of her son's, and told him who I was, and why I was calling, and he said she had just died. I was naturally upset that I hadn't made it down to see her before that, and saddened that she was gone. I do enjoy the memories of her that I have from my growing up years though, and am thankful I had her for a friend.


When I was growing up I enjoyed
walking down the road to our
neighbors house and having a chat.
Every time I went she would serve tea
and cookies, and although I never have
been fond of hot tea, or Oreo cookies
I enjoyed the time spent with her, over
that hot cup of tea, and those hard
Oreo cookies. We would talk about
what I was doing, or learning in School,
and she would tell me what her family
was up to. She has been gone for
several years now, but I still think about
that wonderful friend I had and the
memories we made over the
tea cups. May 1993

Kit Credit: Precious Memories by Doxie Designs Thanks to my CT member, Tracey for the suggestion for the tea cup. It made me think of the times I would visit our neighbor so I had to scrap the only photo I have of her with it. I am still trying to do a little thinking on what I think the new kit needs, but am almost done with it, so in the next two or three weeks, hopefully I can get it in the store, along with some qp's from it. If you haven't already, be sure and check out my "gallery" and see the layouts my team members have put in there. They are just beautiful!!

While I was looking for the quote I used on the layout, I saw a couple friendship poems I liked, (but were to long for my layout) so I thought I would share them here today too. My BEST friend is my DH, which I think is how it should be, (and yes family can be friends too....just doesn't seem like it happens as much as it would be nice) but I enjoy all of you who read my blog and comment now and then too, and like to think of you as my friends too! So here are a couple poems for you.

Friendship is a Golden Chain
(Helen Steiner Rice)

Friendship is a golden chain -
The links are friends so dear,
And like a rare and precious jewel
It's treasured more each year.

Time can't destroy its beauty
For as long as memory lives,
Years can't erase the pleasure
That the joy of friendship gives.

For friendship is a priceless gift
That can't be bought or sold,
But to have an understanding friend
Is worth far more than gold!

(B. J. Morbitzer)

There's a miracle called Friendship
That dwells within the heart,
And you don't know how it happens
Or when it gets its start.

But the happiness it brings you
Always gives a special lift,
And you realize that friendship
Is God's precious gift.


  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR Deb!!!

    Such a wonderful tribution page for your neighbour! I´m sure if she could see this she would be very happy that she has had you :)
    And I really like your friendship quotes! TFS!!!

  2. Very nice layout, but what a sad story. :(



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