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Friday, August 15, 2008

Blonde and Blue

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Yes, Blonde and Blue and Blue and Blonde.  That's Alison and me.  Two peas in a pod and yet, you'd think we were completely opposite. 

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Alison is exotic and ethereal.

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I'm conservative and motherly.

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Alison is free and fun-loving.

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I'm just fun - and a little bit over-the-top crazy.

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On the other hand, Alison is funny as hell.

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And serious, but only when necessary.

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Alison and I have been friends since we were crazy teenagers, all of 15 years old, chasing 4500 handsome midshipmen at the Naval Academy.

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And that's a long, dang, lifetime, of friendship.

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We both love Jimmy Hendrix and Led Zepplin.  We both remember Soul Train and American Bandstand.

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We both danced our hineys off in the late 70s at every disco we could find.  Yep, we were 16 and dancing Queens. (Note: I am trying to drive my car while she clicks away with her camera phone. - Crazy?  Damn right!)

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Alison - my friend of 34 years, is just as much fun as she was all those years ago. 

True Friends - Never forgotten, Always Loved, As close as family (sometimes closer), and there when we need them.  True Friendship.  A blessing, a life of experiences shared with someone you care about, thru marriages and relationships, children and heartache, love and loss.  True Friendship is something I cherish greatly in my life. 

Having friends means being a friend - even when it means tough love.

Being a friend means hugs, laughter, tears, fights, compassion, understanding, tolerance, patience, distance, closeness, and energy.

Energy - that positive force that keeps you together as friends no matter how many miles are between you.

Friends - Cherish them.  Love them.  Call them.  Care for them.  Be a part of their lives.

And the blessings will be endless and bountiful.

For a lifetime.

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