In my last post, I mentioned that I was planning a dinner party for a group of friends who have been getting together once a month for 32 years.
I was surprised that so many of the comments on that post were more about the friendships than the decor. It was heartwarming.
Since we first met in 1979...
1983Our little "Gourmet Group" has been together on skis, hay wagons, harbor cruises...
and even a one-horse open sleigh (OK...make that 3 sleighs!).
We've shared Italian food, Greek food, Mexican food, Scottish food, Chinese food, and more than one Octoberfest ...
We've wined and dined together at ballparks and beaches, in limos and rainy tents...
on back porches...
and under the stars.
And some of our dinner parties were just thinly-veiled excuses to dress up in perfectly ridiculous costumes.
(My sister, Nancy, is the Ladybug)
"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The group is a little smaller now...and a little grayer. We've celebrated births, weddings, and graduations together.
like we did again this weekend.
And of all the vintage treasures I've collected over the years...
My "vintage" friends are the very best finds of all.
"Are we going to be friends forever"? Asked Piglet.
"Even longer," Pooh answered.
How do you keep in touch with your oldest friends? I'd love to hear your stories...
This post is linked to my blog friends at:Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Through Life
Tuesday's Treasures Fall Party at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia