I'm having trouble putting a title to this thread .......

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by thunder58, Jun 8, 2021.

  1. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    A few titles come to mind .....
    " Your my best friend "
    " I love this gal "
    " Look what my best friend sent me today " .... oh the list goes on and on . Allow me to explain ......

    This is Dorothy . She's my closest friend . And yes , ( Mrs. Thunder ) Marianne is aware of her . Dorothy and I have been friends since we were 14 years old . Yea , we met at " the mall " :p. We've been through a lot together over the years . We saw Queen together , she's been at my wedding , my 40th birthday party thrown by my wife some 22 years ago , and even came to see me when I was in the hospital when they took my tonsils out ... with my ex in the same room too :p She was there when my mother passed away some 35 years ago . I've always been there for her too since we were 14 . Her mom suffered from mental illness , her dad an alcoholic . And her brother took his own life . And her sister Margie is just as beautiful as Dorothy

    Yesterday I came home to a package in the mail ......just because . Dorothy lives a good 2 hours plus from me ( above Albany ) Time for a road trip ..... just wanted to share . Thanks gang

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  2. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    You can always measure someone's worthiness by the quality of the friends they keep. You are a lucky man, Rich! :cool:
     
  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd be lost without her
     
  4. juks

    juks Synchromatic

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    For subject I propose "anyone done buying presents to friends?" :D
     
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  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    A thread title for Dorothy could be "Somewhere over the rainbow".....
     
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  6. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Very cool situation. A "Lifetime" friend is rare and SO special.

    I would have to add a red/ruby Sparkle Jet if I were in your shoes.
     
  7. Glaw

    Glaw Gretschie

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    How about “Lucky me”
     
  8. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
  9. Merc

    Merc Friend of Fred

    May 6, 2017
    Florida
    Long friendships like that are a true blessing. Enjoy the new book too!
     
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  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    You can never have too many friends. Having one that lasts decades is a treasure.
     
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  11. BrianW

    BrianW Country Gent

    Oct 21, 2014
    Vancouver Island
    I was about to say how lucky you are.... but "luck" really isn't adequate, or accurate imo. (not meaning to disparage any "lucky you" posts) As was mentioned, a lifetime of friendship and love is something very special - and you obviously deserve it or it would not have happened.

    Cherish it!
     
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  12. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    Love it. Best thread in a long time......
     
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  13. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

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    I had one of those. Knew her since kindergarten. We helped each other through thick and thin. A few months ago we had the last of many falling-outs that took place over the past 3 years or so, and I had to walk away. No regrets in the decision but I still hate that it ended. You've got a keeper there!
     
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  14. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Synchromatic

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    Friendships like that don’t just happen, they’re earned one moment at a time. You listed a bunch of them. Along the way in life it’s easy to lose people, I’m glad you’ve been able to keep a good friend.
     
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  15. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Synchromatic

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    Darn it! Dupe....tried to be profound and looked inept instead
     
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  16. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    That's a great thing you have there Rich, not everybody has true lasting friendships, especially as long as that.
     
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  17. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Cherish the friendship, Rich, because that kind is all too rare.
     
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  18. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    That's a great story - you're a lucky guy. Remember that.
     
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  19. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

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    Dec 24, 2012
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    My best friend is also a woman she lives 900 miles from me, and yes my current wife knows about her too. A good friend, a real friend is very special. Good story and I’m happy for you
     
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  20. Archtops

    Archtops Synchromatic

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    That kind of lasting friendship is a blessing. Congrats on that!
     
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