Knitting by Blind Faith

Delightful Friends
Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 6:25 am
Filed under: Life,Special Moments,Treasures

RAM and I have two very special friends named Fred and Joe. They winter here every year and were introduced to us by my grandparents while my grandparents visited us last year. We visit when they come down for the winter. They make us laugh and are a delight to be around.

Fred and Joe are heading North at the end of the week, so we got together for dinner last night for our final goodbye for the season. RAM and I were treated to dinner at an oceanside restaurant where we ate right on the beach. (RAM and I had wanted to treat Fred and Joe because we won’t make it to Fred’s 90th birthday party this summer, but they insisted that it was their turn because we bought last time.) The salty breeze and the sound of the waves crashing against the shore were the perfect backdrop to this delightful dinner.

We will miss our friends dearly and wish them a safe trip home. We look forward to getting together often when they come back down next winter. Who knows? Maybe I can get Joe back into knitting. She gave it up out of frustration. Who can blame her? Her introduction to knitting was an intermediate sweater class!

RAM and I came home to a knock on the door. It was I. bearing Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookies in a beautiful gold keepsake box and a beautiful card from her and her daughter. They wanted to thank us for fixing their computer on Monday. RAM and I were deeply moved by their gratitude and will treasure the card always. And you can’t ask for a more pleasant end to a delightful evening than sharing excellent chocolate chip cookies with friends.

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What special friendships you have! I am reminded of the old saying: “To have a friend, you must first be one.” Yes, that fits you and RAM.

On the knitting front, do encourage Joe to join the Black Sheep Knitters when she returns. I don’t even want to imagine tackling a sweater as an introduction to knitting. She has my condolences on a frustated vision, but I know first-hand that seemingly lost dreams can be nurtured into reality. You are the friend who can help.

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I can see why you would miss your friends and wait for their return next season. What a delightful sounding and full evening you both had. Kisses from the King. You and RAM are special and caring to those around. Be blessed.

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