Saturday, October 20, 2007

Have you ever noticed that sometimes life comes "full-circle"? When I was a young girl I loved to go "visiting"my neighbors. Now, this did not always sit well with my mother, mostly because of the fact that I often "forgot" to tell her I was going. It really didn't take her long to figure out where I was, I think the problem really was the fact that I usually didn't ask her permission to go. Thankfully, she never stayed mad at me for it for very long. So, visiting I went.

I do remember my favorite neighbor to visit. Mrs. "G". Oh how I loved her! She and her husband lived right next door, they were both retired. I don't remember a lot about Mr G, he wasn't around us much, he was very kind and sweet, a kind of round gentleman, who was usually off playing golf when I came around. But, Mrs. G..... oh, she was like someone out of a story book! She was a retired school teacher, and as I think back now, I am certain many of the fascinating things we talked about, were actually lessons. She was remarkable to me.... She would always have the most delightful treats, homemade sweets and punch or lemonade, and of course hot cocoa in the winter time. And, often she would show me her latest project... it might have been some sewing, or decorating, or holiday craft she was working on. Sometimes she would take me downstairs, past the den, to her office, where she had the most wonderful typewriter, which she could type on and produce letters in italic font! This simply fascinated me. One year she invited me over on the 4th of July to watch the fireworks on her balcony with her ~ I shall never forget that! And, each time I went, she always had a little gift for me when I was ready to go home, usually it was some small & sweet treasure she had put together just for me..... A little Easter basket.... a handcrafted little tissue ghost with a lollipop inside.... once it was a sweet little Coconut Snowman covered in White Chocolate, which was so inviting that I ate the whole thing in the garage of our house before I went inside to dinner, and of course made myself sick... I was never able to look at White Chocolate quite the same way again! Mrs. G and I had a wonderful, special friendship which continued for several years until my family moved away, but we did still write each other at Christmas time, and I remember she was so happy when I told her I had found the "love of my life"..... and several years later, though she was unable to come to my baby shower, she sent a beautiful gift. She has gone "home" now, but I know that one day we will have a very special tea party in Heaven, just Mrs. G and I.
I seem to have strayed from the original theme for this post, which was how much loved to go off visiting as a child, but, no matter, at least you got to meet Mrs. G, and I am glad you did ~ She was such a treasure to me...

I find myself still going off "visiting", the difference being that here in "blogland" I can go much further, and see places I might never be able to otherwise. And, so I thought I might begin sharing with you from time to time about different blogs I have visited, and some of the new friends I have found, so that you may go and visit them too. Because honestly, there are so many fascinating, talented, delightful people here, that, well, I just want everyone to know about them! But, since this post has become so long, I will share with you about one special lady I have "met" in my travels in another post, very soon.
Here's hoping your weekend is a wonderful one!

7 comments:

Jerri said...

Joyce

Everytime I read your blog I know why I have you on my favorite list.
I love your jokes too.............
jerripinkpassion.blogspot.com

She'sSewPretty said...

What a sweet post Joyce! I can almost see your Mrs. G. I always leave your blog with a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing this sweet story!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

This is a sweet post, Joyce! Thank you for sharing it.

Joyce said...

AWWW.... you are all so wonderful.... I love your sweet comments! Thank you so much for coming to "visit"...
xoxoxoxo
Joyce

Bertie said...

Joyce, your posts are always such a joy! You made me love Mrs. G, too! What a wonderful story to remember. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

Bertie
Aunt May's Cottage

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Good Morning, Joyce!

I've got one swap nearly finished, and I have all the things collected for the second one to be made. I have my blog challenge coming Nov.1, so I've been working on that one too. Hopefully I'll have yours all finished by next weekend. =)

Tutti Chic said...

What a lovely story, & what a beautiful BLOG!! :)

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