Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Friend V

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!

As you all know, for some time I have been seeing my friend "V" who lives in Seattle. I haven't said much about V - until today.

V was my high school sweetheart - my boyfriend and more. Quite by accident, we reconnected a couple of years after Tom died. I had not seen him for over a quarter of a century when he came to St. Paul in mid-2007 for a visit.

During this time he has been a loving friend, a huge support and a patient man. We have found that we have very compatible interests and values - such as, we both eat healthy, like to exercise (or at least do it as a necessary evil), love to read, are of the liberal persuasion politically, value social justice and enjoy good wine and cheese to name but a few of our commonalities.

I found the photo strip, which is in the previous post a couple of months ago - it was taken in 1964 - they are photos of V and I. (Sorry for any confusion - I never dreamed that anyone would have thought they were of Tom and I because of the 11 year age difference between us.) I was stunned when I found the photo strip, in a box of old mementos, I remember when they were taken but didn't remember I still had them. I was 18 and he was 20 years old when those photos were taken - the exuberance of youth shines forth!

So here we are - 47 years after meeting - sharing ourselves, taking little steps together and seeing where things go from here. There is more to come and I will save it for another time.

May your day be filled with warmth and joy - whether your loved one is by your side or in your memories............Blessings to each of you.


  1. Oh my gosh Suzann...I feel so stupid for assuming those old pics were of you and Tom. (What's that saying...'Never assume anything...') Now that I see this picture of V..I definitely see the resemblence...and that they clearly are of him. How wonderful sweetie. Happy Valentine's Day Suzann. Have a great day and a terrific weekend. Love, Joy

  2. Thanks for sharing your love story on this day for lovers. I must say I am an incurable romantic and absolutely love the history and connection your relationship has held over the years. Your story will bring a smile to everyone who reads it. Best of luck to you both.

  3. Thanks for showing us V and you both look a lot like the earlier pictures. How fun to meet again now and see where it goes.

  4. Suzann,
    I'm really happy for this revealing news.
    You know I love you,but this is a fantastic step upwards for you.

    If I was in the same situation as a man, you know? Because you are an extrodinary person and (men's talk) woman.

    Honestly, the both of us would like to visit you and V in Pacific NW. A region we do love.

    hugs and hugs and hugs

    wish you the very best.

  5. Grinning for you, dear.

  6. what a delightful story! :D

  7. How sweet! It's the life force within us that lets us open to love again.

    Joan Price