8/21/08

Oh Look Lindy!

I have slightly rosy cheeks after just moderating a comment from dear Elaine who asked "OK...Where Are You??" I must confess, I am honored to be missed. It's been a crazy week. I've no better answer than that. I could tell you I've been taking our dear friends here from Up North to see the beaches, spending lovely bits of time at SeaWorld, the Zoo and other fun spots here near Sunny... But that would just be bragging on how wonderful things are here in Southern California. Especially if I told you how absolutely beautiful the days have been without a cloud in the sky and completely perfect weather.... You just might end up not wanting to hear my accounts of life in this house any longer.

But ~ I will go ahead and tell you as I do owe dear Elaine an apology. I've also found myself without a camera once again as JJ has taken ours back to University. (My birthday is coming and I promise to ask the Birthday Fairy for a nice new little 8 pixel or mb or such.) Back to the visitors....

We've had a lovely time chatting about where life has taken us as we've not been able to visit face to face for twenty-five years. Seeing your college buddies after years is always a delightful event. There's something unique about seeing that same youthful spirit now enjoying life with grown-up obligations. I think Heaven may be a bit of the reverse... We're going to see our someones with a youthful exuberance and joy without the burdens of a lifetime. Doesn't that sound intriguing??? Oh, dear. I've gotten completely away from explaining to Elaine where I've been lately...

The night before our good friends were to leave to go back to Up North (at 5 am) we found ourselves looking through old crickety-crackety photo albums of a trip I'd taken to visit my friend Lindy at his home back in 1981. They were amazed I could find these photos, and DJ reminded them ~ she keeps everything... These dear friends had found each other years later than when this photo had been taken, (now here's the Paul Harvey-rest-of-the-story section) but in one of the pictures we found, Lindy is standing next to his bedroom dresser right beside the bottle of cologne his future wife had given him as a Christmas present when they were young adults and he was a busy young guy home from college. What a priceless photo!

Lindy with the Jovan Musk Oil.

I have a feeling he may be getting another bottle for Christmas this year...

3 comments:

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Forgiven. And no, I don't really want to hear about the beautiful beaches because I am currently sitting next door to a turkey farm and they've just turned over the bins...

Go ahead, take a deep breath. You get the picture.

Anyway, glad you're back and enjoying "Anonymous." You need to get the study guide if you can for your second read (I've read it a dozen times). We're getting geared up to walk it through this Fall at our church (45 ladies and counting...).

I can't wait to share with them the treasure of Alicia and this powerful teaching. To date, perhaps one of the most phenomenal teachings I've ever received from God's Word...

other than his grace, Grace.

peace~elaine

Faith Hope Love Mama said...

Love the photo. Musk oil-sounds yummy.
Glad you are enjoying the beautiful sunny weather. Ours is starting to cool in the evenings. Fall will be joining us soon. It makes me feel a little nostalgic. Especially with the kiddos going back to school soon.
Glad to see you are alive and well.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I'm not even going to look on the sidebar music box. This is the music from "Somewhere in Time"--that movie nearly ripped me apart. I cried for days. Thanks for the memories...sort of.

Happy Friday.

peace~elaine