Sunday, May 31, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday

Hello friends, it's Metamorphosis Monday at the Lace and Ivy Cottage, but unfortunately my decorating endeavors have been on hold for a while. Home schooling and family life have a tendency to do that now and then. So, instead of creating beautiful tablescapes or painting and restoring old furniture, I'm just trying to get dishes done and keep up with the mountain of laundry in my not-so-organized laundry room. Sigh. So right now, the projects in my home are still in the "Before" stages and there's no metamorphosing in sight. But no worries, I did manage to publish a "before and after" post with some pictures in my computer. But before the unveiling, please make sure to visit Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch for many inspiring projects.

As I type this post, I'm still unsure how this will be received. I hope it's not too corny for you.

This is a very blurry picture of a picture of me in kindergarten.






Now, this is the kindergarten picture of one of my best friends, Frances.

We were in the same kindergarten class, but I didn't remember her then. We ended up in different elementary schools, but our paths crossed again in junior high, and we became great friends. We remained friends through high school, then parted ways again, I going to UCLA and she working as a flight attendant for American Airlines. We both moved away from our home town, married, had children, and got busy with life. But as fate would have it, we crossed paths again. Though we had lost touch for a number of years, the years between us just melted away and it was as if we had picked up just where we had left off.

Well, it's been about 37 years since these kindergarten pictures were taken. Ahem, let's not do the math. And here we are today. This was taken about 3 weeks ago, when we rendezvoused for lunch. I'm one lucky lady to have kept the same friends since childhood.

So there you have it. My Metamorphosis Monday. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you.


Till next time,

13 comments:

Melissa Marie said...

That is so wonderful that you were able to cross paths again... there is nothing like finding old friends. :) I liked this story... great Met Monday!

Chandy said...

What a great Met Monday post on your friendship changing but staying at the same time... I love it when old friends find each other!

xinex said...

Awwww, you were both so cute! And you are still both cute. What a lovely story, Lorna!...Christine

Frances said...

Wonderful story...I enjoy your blog. You do a wonderful job and I check your blog each day. Hope your day and week is wonderful..........Frances from Washington State

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I thought it was a terrific Met Monday post. I just crossed paths with an old friend as well. The internet helps a lot. Thanks for sharing your story.

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

I, too, had a wonderful friend and through the years we would be called in different directions and fate always brought us together again. My childhood friend was my best friend and unfortunately about 4 years ago she passed of cancer. So, hold on to your friendship and treasure each moment with her because we never know what tomorrow brings. Stop by and visit and if you like what you see, don't forget to click the "follow" button so that we can inspire each other more often!

Allidink said...

What a sweet post! You were such a cutie! It was fate that you two remain friends :)

All the best,
Allison

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

What a great post. Definately a metamorphosis. I've yet to see a bad kindergarden picture and yours are so cute~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Kammy said...

Loved your Met Monday ! It must be so special to have a friend for such a long time !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Crystal said...

Hello Lorna,
What a wonderful post, to celebrate a great long lasting friendship. You both are very lucky to have each other.
I am right there with you. Just getting everything done that needs to be done. School is out soon, yeah!

Thanks for sharing!
Crystal

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Lorna - that is just too cool. I love how your paths keep crossing each other - it is a friendship thats meant to be. I love that kindergarten pic. :-)

BTW, I "tagged" you. if you wanna play, please feel free to drop over to my site and get the details. Hope you're having a great week.

Blessings, Barb

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What fun to get together with a long lost friend. You were cute little girls, and you are pretty ladies. Enjoyed your post. laurie

xinex said...

Hi Lorna, just want to tell you that you've just been tagged...Christine

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