March 28 — Do you remember your mother’s best friend? Your grandmother’s? How and where did they meet? How long were they friends? What activities did they share?
[Note: This post originally ran during the Fearless Females series in March 2010]
My mother’s best friend growing up was Dolores. I don’t want to infringe on her privacy so I won’t post her last name or a photograph or any more details. But I know that my mother was very close with her. While Dolores moved to another state, the two still kept in touch over the years with letters and Christmas cards. Many years ago, when I threw a surprise party for my parents 50th wedding anniversary, I invited Dolores and she came! My mother was so surprised–the two hugged and cried and spent the weekend sharing memories. I know it meant so much to my mom to have her best friend there. It was one of those extra special moments in time that you will always remember.
I’m not sure about my grandmothers. They were close to many of their neighbors and women they knew from church.
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