Little Old Women - An open heart doesn’t always refer to surgery

By: 
Donna Sears

When the hour grows late

And the shadows are long,

New friendships are rare

While old ones stay strong

 

That was the first verse of a poem I wrote in my “new” friend Ann’s birthday card. I was attempting to express to her how exceptional it is to form a “forever friendship” when “forever” doesn’t cover the territory it once did. When you move to a new location in your eighth decade as I did, there aren’t a lot of vacancy signs in the friendship department.

I have met many wonderful people in this area, particularly when I was doing interviews for the Leader newspaper, and I am on friendly terms with many, but that is not the same as a forever friend. I consider myself lucky to have formed a couple of such connections in my years here to add to those that are scattered about the country from Washington State to Arizona, and in between.


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