Saying Farewell to a Best Friend!
Anyone who knows me has read about my friend, mentor, publisher and confidant...Peg Silloway.
We have known each other for well over 20 years. We met at NAWBO -National Association of Women's Business Owners- back when I was a porcelain artist and she was a CPA. We liked each other from the beginning.
Over time we changed places...career wise. Peg went back into the arts, doing stained glass and then writing and you all know I went into real estate...HomeRome Realty.
I don't think we have missed getting together, one day each month, in the past twenty years. It was always a special day. We did trips to DC, to Philadelphia for art shows and museums. We did the ACC-American Crafts Council show every year in Baltimore. There are blogs from each of these yearly craft shows over the past five years.
We did radio shows together and we have done book signings together. We have been intertwined in each others lives.
I sold her first house and found her next home.
It is a wonderful friendship. We did numerous, and I do mean numerous restaurants, in the Baltimore and Columbia areas. And during this time Peg started Silloway Press and published her first book.. Real Estate the Rome Way which many of you own and have read.
Her own, very popular publication, was named gift book of the year The Cat Lover's Book of Days.
Many of you have followed Peg's blog and have met her at the various ActiveRain gatherings.
Today I went to a party to celebrate Peg and Phil's new adventure. They are leaving Maryland and heading to Oregon.
Farewell my friends. Travel safe and enjoy your new adventure!
The going away party invite read:
''We are going far away, to the land of Douglas fir, Nike, Intel, salmon and artisanal beer.We have very much enjoyed the past 45 or so years in Maryland, especially the many friends we have made. Still, it is time for new adventures and new friends. So this will be au revoir to old friends (we will probably visit in a couple years)."
In case you haven't been following me...here are just a few posts about my friend Peg Silloway...I know there are more and many more to come.
And then there will be this one to add...