Just the other day, I was speaking with a woman in her 80's when her two best girlfriends arrived. They were both as neat as a pin and looked like they came from an episode of "Leave it to Beaver". They carried in bags of Bo Jangles fried chicken and sweet tea, making sure not to wrinkle their nicely pressed dresses with matching pearl necklaces.
I smiled as I imagined these three going through the decades together, watching their children grow and being pillars of the community.
Introducing myself, I asked if they were all friends from church.
One leaned over to the other and smiled whispering, "Should we tell her the truth?" The other nodded as they both gave me a devilish grin.
"We're old drinking buddies, sweetheart. We've gone through more than you could imagine and done things that could take the hair off a dog."
Trying to concentrate on keeping my jaw from falling open, I made a feeble attempt of acting indifferent by muttering, "Oh! That's nice!"
All three women burst into laughter as the two visitors elbowed each other. "Now look! You've gone and scared the poor girl to death!"
Realizing how my reaction must have come off, I found myself turning red, explaining how they caught me off guard.
The main friend giggled and leaned in. "Look Sugar. Just because we're old girls doesn't mean we still don't like to have some fun...the only difference is that now we have to do it over sweet tea instead. Our friendship's the thing that matters though...not what's in our cup."
And that was it. They had lived a lifetime together and still held onto the what was most important...the beauty of friendship and a heart full of love.
Please VOTE below each day! Thank You!