Wednesday, November 08, 2006

1986 was a good year

These are not really awkward pictures, but something I had been working on when Anne requested awkward photos of our youth. This will have to do since our computer melted in a smelting downloading accident. Tedly is on the job in Geekville trying to get us a new one on loan.

Oh, and I don't know why the pictures are hidden. I am posting this and hoping that another one of you might offer a suggestion. (hint: Emma please help me!) Right click on the square and left click on "open link" and the photo will open in a new window.

This is my Best Friend (or BFF Best Frin Forever as we said in High School) Carol. She was one year older than me and her grandma lived across the street from my grandma and we became friends in 1985 and have remained friends ever since.

These pictures were taken the summer of 1986 right before we were going to a rodeo with some guys. I have always loved the pictures and she even had a pencil drawing done of th top one that hung in my room for a long time.

We were in a herd of girls, otherwise known as a gaggle of girls and we called ourselves S.M.A.C.K. (Suzy, Mindi, Angie, Carol, Kelly) We were all in Colorguard together, attended church together and generally spent all our waking hours with one or more of each other. If we weren't together physically, we were together on the phone. (the old fashioned ones with CORDS! haha)

We talked mostly about boys and who was "going with" whom but we also were laying the foundation for lifelong friendships. The secrets we told each other then are still in the vault. We know too many secrets about one another now to ever stop being friends! :o)

Carol and I have remained friends through boyfriends, college, moves, divorces (mine not hers) and babies, and are now enjoying a much less logistically challenged friendship since she moved to Sallisaw about 2 years ago. (I am so glad!)

Our hubbies even get along well....hers is a Band Director and mine is a music man, so you can imagine all they talk about is music and kids (and their beautiful wives of course!heehee!)

Carol I just want you to know how much you have always and continue to mean to me. You are a wonderful example to me and I am so blessed to call you my lifelong friend. I don't know how you ever put up with my boy-crazy self, but you did and I thank you. Thank you for talking, laughing,climbing, plotting, writing, praying, walking, twirling, driving, crying, planning, advising, giggling, and loving me for over 20 years. I look forward to many more :o)


  1. Hey, I had to get me a blog to comment on this one. Wow, what is the deal with the hair? I love those pictures. Back then life seemed so complicated, but now when I look back I have days in my life when I would love to go back there. I really enjoyed our time together the other night. We need to do it again soon. A ladies night out is always a need at our house.

  2. Okay, in 1986 I was 20 years old - out of high school for two years.

    Those are not awkward so I need to seem some awkwardness - you look too terribly pretty in those pictures.

    This was a sweet post by the way - I enjoyed reading it.

  3. Those pix are great!!
    woo hoo hoo.

  4. Wow. That was the eighties alright! I was in the 4th grade or something at that time. You look so feathered and cute!

  5. i wanna come to the party, but my comp is not loading back later on a different comp

  6. i got on my other computer, clicked and the pictures came on! you look good, and not awkward...

  7. Look at you!!! Still so pretty!

  8. waaaa.... I can't see the pictures. they are just grey rectangles. >:(

  9. ok, I can see them now. I've calmed down.

    You are totally awesome!!!


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