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Chocolate – Friends – And Red Convertibles

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We live in a world of cyberspace, where “friends” have become known by the “like” or “share” buttons on social media sites. “Do you want to “friend” this person?” “Like my page” or “here are some people you might like to add to your “friend” list.”

With the click of a button you can have friends all over the world. How great is that?

“A real friend is one who walks in when

the rest of the world walks out.” 

Walter Winchell

But are they really “friends”?

I guess I’m old fashioned. I want to sit across from my friends at a restaurant, or in my living room or at my kitchen table and talk to them up close and personal.


MP900444312I want more than just a picture, a “click” button or a text by phone.


I want to hear them speak, sharing their joys, sadness and sorrows in person.


I want to see the twinkle in their eyes as they share some good news, and hear the laughter as I deliver the punch line to a joke.


There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” Thomas Aquinas


July 1999 - Commodore's Cruise - Bowen Is


I want to be in the same space and giggle and laugh

and talk about everything and nothing as we work

together on a project.



I want to offer a hug, a consoling touch on the shoulder or a gentle squeeze of the hand when my friends are  down and out.


Swing on Porch ca. 2000

Swing on Porch ca. 2000


Or sit on the porch swing with a glass of wine

and a piece of chocolate.


Ahhhh – chocolate and easy conversation. . .



“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”

Linda Grayson


And then there are those times when a friend goes one step further.  After a delightful lunch, on a bright sunny spring day, she asks if you’d like to take a ride in her new red convertible, that a loving husband had given her for Christmas! Wow – does it get any better than this?


And then, after a giggling spin on the back roads, she invites you to sit behind the wheel.



How cool is that!


What a hoot!


Thanks Laura – you not only are the best webmaster in the whole wide world, but you are a very special friend.


Am I blessed or what!!!



Friends are gifts from God for us to enjoy and treasure. A special thanks and blessings to all my friends – with or without chocolate or jazzy red sports convertibles – and yes, all my cyberspace friends as well – too many to name.

Marlene Anderson


2 Responses to “Chocolate – Friends – And Red Convertibles”

  1. Reply Laura Christianson


    What fun it has been getting to know you these last few years! Our spin in the convertible was an afternoon I’ll never forget. Thanks for your friendship.

    • Reply Marlene Anderson

      And thanks for your friendship. I may not be able to offer you a ride in a red convertible, but I sure will offer some great chocolate the next time we are together.

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