I’ve had a friend for 59 years. Yes, it does seem almost unbelievable, but it is a friendship that gives me such a feeling of gratitude and one that I cherish.
This is a picture of my dear friend, Linda and myself from the sixties. Wow, so long ago.
Linda, has always been the one that makes it a point to get in touch with me because truthfully, I avoid the telephone as much as possible.
The telephone has never been my friend and I think it stems from being a telephone operator right after high school.
We both grew up in an old part of Fresno, California, known as Armenian Town. It was filled with old homes from the early 1900’s and earlier, most have all been torn down to make way for progress.
One well known past resident of Armenian Town was William Saroyan, the writer. Of course this was way before our time.
My years in this neighborhood were my happiest.
When Linda’s mother passed away she gave me some fabric that belonged to her mother.
There was one particular piece that Linda really liked and asked me if I could make her a pillow or two from the material. I said yes.
I was able to make three and made each one in a different style.
This became the square pillow.
And this became the round one.
And I had enough fabric left over to make a small rectangular pillow.
May 5, 2014 at 5:27 am
What great memories in that fabric, and beautiful pillows. Friendships are precious, so happy you have such a great one, and with a Linda!! (can you guess that’s my name??)
May 5, 2014 at 3:45 pm
Linda? Thank you for your kind words. Linda is the reason for our long friendship, I am very fortunate to have her in my life. Thank you for stopping by.
May 5, 2014 at 8:07 am
Friends are like gold! The photograph of you and your friend is beautiful. It’s sometimes tough I have found to keep friendships alive as life moves on. So great when you can achieve it.
The fabric is exquisite, what a great idea to celebrate memories in a practical way.
May 5, 2014 at 3:41 pm
Thank you. Linda is such a special person. I wish I could be more like her.
May 5, 2014 at 4:09 pm
I know what you mean. Good friends have that effect I think. Maybe that’s why we have them as special pals, because they are so super.
ps (she may think that of you!!) 😉
May 5, 2014 at 2:14 pm
My very first compliment is on the gorgeous fabric choice–now knowing that your friends’ mom picked it out makes it all the more special! My second compliment is on the lovely style of the pillows. I’ll bet Linda will be completely thrilled by them–they’ll mean so much to her.
59 years is impressive! What a treasure you have! My best friend and I have been friends for 32 years and counting. We even plan to retire to the same beach town, so we can be close by each other in our old age. 🙂 What a special post!
May 5, 2014 at 3:39 pm
Thank you. Linda’s mom was quite handy with a sewing machine, she is the one that inspired me and was the most wonderful person.
May 5, 2014 at 4:37 pm
Those are so sweet! I love the picture of you and your dear friend! You are so pretty.
May 5, 2014 at 11:12 pm
Thank you, young lady. That was so long ago.