Life as a single Mother-Empty nest, Dating, Ex-husband, Best Friends, Full-time Employment, Unemployment, night school...How do these all relate to one another? Come with me:

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun.-Charles R. Swindoll _

Some facebook friends and I were discussing old times recently. Not old times in school or life, but old times with Disney and other movies. We discussed how we missed the old classic character acting in the old Disney movies such as Apple Dumpling gang and Marry Poppins.

Favorites like Donn Knotts and Dick Van Dyke.

After the discussion I turned on YouTube to watch some clips. It brought up some funny laugh to tears memorable clips from a lot of old classics.

And then I caught sight of a tribute to Don Knotts on his passing in 2006. And was moved to tears at the sight of hurt on Andy Griffiths face as he spoke of a lifelong friend he had just lost hours prior to the interview.

And then it brought to mind that kind of love. That strong lifelong love that I have with old friends and luckily with close and extended family members. That kind of love can get you through anything but can be so hurtful when lost. But knowing people and loving people that deeply gets you through the tough times. Even after they are gone.

Hold on to those relationships.
Lifelong friends you can laugh with, turn to, be your self around, tell your secrets to without fear of judgement, cry on, and hold when they need holding.

Under the magnetism of friendship the modest man becomes
    bold; the shy, confident; the lazy, active; and the impetuous,
    prudent and peaceful.
                                                                         - William Thackeray_______

Another funny thing that occurred to me today while perusing the interweb... the similarities of these two photos. The only similarities I between the two shows is that they are comedies and single dads raising sons. But interesting the unintentional similarities...
Even Berta is a little like Aunt Bea.
But I found it funny--- and a sign of the times.

Hope you all have a wonderful long Labor day weekend and stay safe!

1 comment:

  1. Great post! Love Thackaray's quote. And that pic of you and yours is wonderful. Looks like you're having fun! That's the important thing in life. The good times with friends and loved ones.


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