Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Simply Lovely Day

LM has some wonderful friends from his years at a private school in NH.  They all go back to the '50s....magical years in our minds.  This morning we set out in early crispy sunshine to drive to NH so I could meet a couple of these longtime friends, Ben and Margie.  We drove right through Boston and took in lots of sights, and as we neared NH we were thrilled to see there was still a lot of color to be enjoyed.  The oak trees are the last to don late autumn dresses and were truly aglow in their burgundies, oranges and browns.  Through my years with LM, I have come to "know" Margie through FB and the many stories I've heard from my love.  They warmly welcomed us to their home and we had a delightful few hours sharing some wonderful and fascinating memories. Margie served us a delicious brunch and, all too soon, we were on our way back to Cape Cod, our hearts, tummies and arms filled with lovely homemade gifts and their friendship.  THANK YOU, Margie and Ben!!

As we drove home, sunshine warming us through the glass, holding hands, even while I took a nap, we felt so peaceful and happy, and talked a lot about the importance of friendship.  Coincidently, my dear childhood friend, Priscilla, is coming to Chatham to visit me on Saturday. Can't wait!!

On another note, we are just feeling so devastated for the people and animals suffering so after Hurricane Sandy. NJ and NY is home to many we love, and some have lost their homes and have their kitties missing.  Heartbreaking. We are encouraged to hear of the incredible outpouring of help, in even the smallest ways, that is coming their way.  May recovery move along quickly so their lives can be rebuilt. 

Love to all!!


Retired English Teacher said...

This post brought a smile to my face as I read of your wonderful trip to meet with old friends who are new to you. I'm so glad you had this time.

I also am just heartbroken over the devastation we are seeing on the news.

judemiller1 said...

What a wonderful day. I have quite forgotten that everything is so close out there in the east and you could go to NH and back in just one day. I fear Sandy is not the last Superstorm to wreak havoc on the eastern seaboard. The world is changing--in too many ways for me to feel comfortable anymore.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

I smile
when I think of this special trip.
Enjoy this time...