This Week...Friends Old and New

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This Week...Friends Old and New

 

Moving back to Houston has given me the opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones. One I’ve known for about 40 years and some for only a short while.

 

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True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing. Baltasar Gracian

 

 

 

It’s a funny thing about friends...we all need them whether we’d like to admit it or not.

 

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When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands. Maria Shriver

 

 

Friends cannot be taken for granted, though. We have to appreciate them and let them know how much they mean to us.

 

 

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A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably. William Penn

 

 

It seems that when we’re younger we have many friends and acquaintances. Through our work and the activities of our children, we have any number of people to call for a drink or lunch or to attend a concert or ball game.

 

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But as we get older, our circle of true friends can get smaller.

 

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance. Rabindranath Tagore

 

 

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Have a weekend treasuring your friends.

 

 

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Brian England
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You are right, we have a lot of acquaintances over the years.  I have seen people come and people go.  Some people that were friends 10 years ago, aren't around these days.

Apr 27, 2019 06:03 AM #7
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Kathy... great quotes on friendship. One thing I know is that if I moved back to New York City, there would be virtually no old friends left living there anymore. That's probably a big reason I rarely go back... fewer and fewer people to visit with each year.

Apr 27, 2019 06:13 AM #8
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Kathy Streib your title brought an old girl scout (brownie) slogan to mind.... "Make new friends but keep the old; one is silver and the other is gold".... imagine remembering that after 66 years!!  that's when I was in scouts...

Apr 27, 2019 06:32 AM #9
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I love the quote and your thoughts about friends.  Just about the time I think I'm a pretty independant soul, some calamity shows its face to let me know how valuable my friends are.

Apr 27, 2019 06:55 AM #10
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Apr 27, 2019 06:56 AM #11
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I appreciate your ode to friendship, Kathy.  Yesterday, I had coffee with three women I met 10 years ago at the dog park. They are amazing women and I'm so fortunate to have them in my circle. We don't all get to see each other often, maybe once a quarter, but every gathering is filled with laughter and support. 

Apr 27, 2019 07:26 AM #12
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HI Kathy Streib - With every post you write, I can feel that your re-connection to Houston is becoming deeper and deeper.  It confirms to me, that you know you made the right decision to move back. 

Apr 27, 2019 08:03 AM #13
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A great post about reconnecting. Friendship is precious.

Apr 27, 2019 09:18 AM #14
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Grant Schneider One friend I've known for probably 35 years or more, I placed her 3 times, gave her away to my husband's company (no fee) and found her a husband!!!

Donald Urschalitz it's been fun and we've found some interesting places to walk!!

 

Apr 27, 2019 09:40 AM #15
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Michael Jacobs LOL, now wouldn't that be something!!!!

Wayne Martin you put it well.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson someday!!!

 

Apr 27, 2019 09:47 AM #16
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Carol Williams love your quote.  I've never really been part of the "ladies who lunch" crowd but occasionally it's ok.

Brian England it's hard to keep in touch but so worth it. 

Nina Hollander We have many still here and I hope to get back to Florida soon. 

 

Apr 27, 2019 09:59 AM #17
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Barbara Todaro omg! I was in the brownies. I can still sing the song about having something in my pocket...yada yada. 

Myrl Jeffcoat if there is ever a day when seeing a friend doesn't bring a smile to my face, then I know I'm in trouble and thank you for the feature in your group. 

Apr 27, 2019 10:01 AM #18
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD That's all it takes with friends...some time to catch up!

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I think you're right. Today on our walk I thought about how happy I am. 

Apr 27, 2019 10:22 AM #19
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Sharon Lee it is the most treasured gift outside of our family that we can have. 

Barbara Todaro you got it!!!!!   I've sung that to friends before when we were thinking about days of old and they looked at me like I was nuts. (and they probably are right!!!)

Apr 27, 2019 10:23 AM #20
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Friendship, TRUE friendship, can't be bought. It must be a gift, given freely and with no reservations.

As is "chosen" family. It's more than blood, it's an active choice. 

Apr 27, 2019 10:58 AM #21
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Kathy,

What a lovely selection of quotes on friendship.  This quote spoke to me, in traveling so much, we often have this experience,

Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance. Rabindranath Tagore

Apr 27, 2019 11:08 AM #22
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James Dray
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Morning Kathy.

Most all the friends I had in high school are no long with us.  I have very few remaining above ground.  

Apr 28, 2019 01:29 AM #23
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Hi Kathy:

What a wonderful, inspiring  post to read this Sunday! I love all the quotes and the photos you selected. True friendship is such a gift for us to treasure!

Jeff

Apr 28, 2019 12:41 PM #24
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Kathy I did not have any doubts that you would quickly make new friends and reconnect with the old ones in Huston.

Apr 28, 2019 12:43 PM #25
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Kathy,

It is so important to cultivate true friendship.

Best wishes for your move,>  Having friends in the area makes it much easier to adjust.

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