Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The One Who Would Be Sitting Beside Me In Jail, Saying "Whew! That Was Fun!"

 It's Linda's Birthday!  I got her this card.  It is SO us!    I made the scrapbook page below back when I used to do this sort of thing.  (Didn't we all?)   The pictures will give you an idea of the longevity of our relationship.

The top middle picture is of Linda and me circa the late 70's.  We were wearing these sort of wrap around toga things that we made.  The dark pictures to the left are our junior high daughters wearing them.  The top right pictures are of our granddaughters, taken in the mid 90's.

 The pictures in the middle are (l. to r.) Linda and I, our daughters (Middle), and the last two are of us again.
The bottom row : The granddaughters, Us with our daughters, And the dancing grandies!
 Here are some closer shots of the page. Click on them to embiggen them if you wish.

 Our daughters are now in their forties and are both single, successful ladies.  When their kids were little they liked to say (in the midst of the little kid hub-bub) "No wonder our mothers always drank wine!"
 The grandies are about to exit their teens.  Wish I had a recent picture of them together.
Linda and I now live in different parts of the country.  When we talk we always wonder how it worked that we were never sitting in jail!  I can think of a couple of times we should have been!  We met in a sorority and became immediate friends.  We are two of a kind and people who knew us well claimed that we were dangerous together.  They were right.

Later, she married my husband's brother and lived next door to us.  We had bells that we would ring out our patio doors and Loudly declare that it was "Wine Thirty!"  Ah, those were the days, My friend!

We "collected" phrases that indicated someone was not all there, like --
"He's a sandwich short of a picnic."   and 
"Her dip stick doesn't reach her oil." and
"His elevator doesn't reach the top floor."

Once we dressed alike at a karaoke party and sang, "Sometimes it's Hard To Be a Wine-O" (our corrupted version of Tammy Wynette's "Hard to Be a Woman" song.)

Oh, and one more thing.  I was Lynn Guinn and She was Linda Guinn.  I told her the only difference in the two of us was "Duh." I still call her Duh.
Happy birthday, Duh! Want to meet in Dallas again?

8 comments:

Debby@Just Breathe said...

How awesome to have such a great friend. Your scrapbook page is so awesome. Hope she has a wonderful birthday. Love the card!!!!

Lora said...

this is so amazing. I love it. And I'm going to call my childhood best friend as soon as the clock hits 9am

My Crafty Little Page said...

You guys have bad girls written all over you! There's nothing in the world like a lifelong friend and then for her to be a sister-in-law...how do you always get so lucky with your inlaws?! xoxo Nancy

Keetha Broyles said...

I was never a scrapbooker.

I was a "stick those photos in a boxer"

xinex said...

I can imagine the fun you must have had and probably still have. This is pretty cool, what a treasure of a relationship. happy birthday, Linda!...Christine

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

You should write a book on your adventures and friendships. And about that wine-thiry, when my children were small, we lived in a very tiny close knit neighborhood, all of us about the same age. We had wine-thirtys all the time....any day of the week. We had such a good time! Threw a party for any ol' reason or for no reason at all. Happy Halloween. xo

Pam @ Frippery said...

What a wonderful story of soul sisters and beautiful friendship! I agree a book should be in the making.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a wonderful tresure to have a best friend and sister-in-law all rolled into one, Lynn! I loved seeing all the photos.