Friday, April 25, 2008

my best friend...

from 2 peas: How did you meet your best friend

Well, during my junior year of high school, I got into a bit of trouble, lets just say I had to go to the extension school for a few weeks. So, my mom told my dad that she could not 'handle' I went to CA for my senior year. (They managed to make me think it was my idea) (so I was cool with it). I had to walk to and from the bus stop everyday, it was a windy path thru bushes in the subdivision I lived in. I noticed that there was this girl walking the same way I was..except where I turned right she turned left...after a few days of this, while walking home, I turned around and introduced myself. Her name is Michele, and we became inseperable, seriously, I think her parents considered surgery to seperate us.
(her older sister worried that I was a bad influence, remember I had gotten in trouble the previous year) But I am positive, it is the friendship with Michele that made the move to CA, truly a fresh start. The only trouble we got into was sneaking the car...when I was officially grounded from it. And boy did we eat, she introduced me to taco supremes from Taco Bell, and I gained 10 lbs that year!!

She has a wonderful Portuguese family,and I felt like I was a part of it.
(think Big Fat Greek Wedding, with a Portuguese accent) My kids call her Aunt Michele and her mom is Grandma Mary.

This was the fall of 1978, 30 years later, we are planning a cruise to Italy and Greece. Unfortunately, we don't get to see each other as often as we'd like, but when we do, its like we've never been apart.


Lida said...

Oh that is so awesome, you are going to have a great time in the cruise! I left you a tag on my blog!

Anonymous said...

ahhh Sweetie, I love you!!