Monday, August 19, 2019

SHE WAS MY MAID


And last week we got to see each other.
First time in nearly 10 years!

We speak on the phone and text,
but it's just not the same as being together.

We didn't skip a beat.
Not one!

Made this card ahead of time
to give to her in person.

Oops!

Forgot.

Mailed it and I'm sure she got it on time.

Sure miss that girl.
Hope your birthday is fabulous!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

HE HAS A THING FOR CHICKENS


Rubber Chickens, to be more specific!
And he pulled The Runner over to the dark side, too.

So of course a chicken card.

This year we were fortunate enough
to hand-deliver his card and spend time with him in person.

It was great seeing you, dear friend!
We hope your birthday is fantastic.


Friday, August 16, 2019

ANOTHER BE ... BOOK


Sometimes, you just gotta make one of these
for somebody that needs a little nudge.



We all have moments like this, right?



Hope it helped!

Aerial view ...

Front cover ... 

First two pages spread ...





 













Back cover ...

Here's hoping this helped, Denice!



















Friday, August 9, 2019

HAVEN'T SEEN HER IN YEARS


… but I'll always remember her!

Spur of the moment,
I saw that The Jackson 5
would be appearing at The Front Row
the next night.

I knew our girls would love to see them.
Even though it was a spur of the moment decision,
we scored seats in the fourth row!

The row behind was empty until the second half.
And then that's when the sisters filled the seats.

The girls couldn't decide if they should watch the show
or turn around and talk with the girls.
How exciting when you're in the fourth grade!

I remember how beautiful Phyllis' yard was, too.
Can't remember if she had any flowers like these though.

Happy birthday, long-ago friend.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

ANA O CELEBRATES


My father always used to plant geraniums in the flower beds
in front of our home.

I remember my mother out there picking off
the spent blossoms
and then complaining about
how her hands smelled.

Amazing how a simple image
can conjure memories, isn't it?

Wonder if Ana has any geranium memories.

I hope your birthday was fantastic!

Sunday, August 4, 2019

FRIENDSHIP DAY 2019


Friends are the best gift you can give yourself.

Here are the cards for this year.






Do you have a favorite?
Which one do you wish was in your mailbox?

Thursday, August 1, 2019

I REMEMBER THE DAY LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY


Except it wasn't!
It was 18 years ago.
Pray tell … where do the years go?

I remember her daddy calling to announce her birth.
He was so excited and proud.

Happy birthday, Julia.