Friday, October 01, 2010

Building Community

My very best friend for more than 40 years just moved from Jacksonville, Florida to St. Paul.  She and her husband have rented a really cool pad across the street from the Farmer's Market, 3 blocks from my office and 2.5 miles from my house. 

We met one another in the 1960's in San Francisco and then again in the mountains of New Mexico.  We have seen one another through so many things - births, deaths, and rebirth.  We have not lived close to one another since 1980 when we shared an apartment with our two boys - one then a teen and the other a toddler.   Here we are again - both boys all grown with children of their own.  It is a joy and a blessing that we will have this time together - this incredibly precious time. 

We are looking forward to long afternoons of soup making, bread baking, book reading, soul know, the things women sister-friends do so well.  Blessings abound.


  1. Suzann, this is allmost unbelievable.
    I'm so happy to have met both of you.
    When seeing, wow, 2 years ago, I felt really your two are twins in mind.
    And now, you have a new wonderful life, and as well living close to your best and trusted friend Joan.
    Please accept a Huge hug from
    who are eager to meet you all in July 2011.

    btw. I'm really happy you have found such a good man.

    We are soon leaving for Southern France.
    First week of December we will be in Austin!!

    Tor and Anna

  2. i am so envious. i would LOVE being so geographically close to either of my best friends, one i have loved since 1980, the other since the early '60s! both live 3,000 miles away, and i see them only twice a year at most.

  3. How wonderful! Enjoy.