It’s Just That Old Familiar Feeling

by Sherry Riter in Rockin' Friend,Woo Us To Your Blog


Sometimes they are in our life for a short time.

Sometimes friends are in our life until the very end.

Miss Dottie and Big George

When I was a little girl, my parents were friends with Dottie and George. I was young, so I addressed them as Miss Dottie and Big George. Since they had a daughter my sister’s age and a son my age, the two families got along great. Actually, I don’t ever remember arguing with their son, Little George, and he was my play companion whenever the families got together. We always just played and enjoyed each other’s company.

Actually, if truth be told, I had a huge crush on him. Little George was tanned, had super blond hair and acted very much like a boy. Back then, I was a very prissy girl, so I spent a lot of time watching him and wondering why boys were so different than girls. Since the whole world is still trying to figure out what makes the two genders tick, I guess it wasn’t such a strange thing for me to do.

Anyway, after my parents divorced and we moved to Texas, we eventually lost track of Miss Dottie, Big George and their children. However, many times a fond memory would come to the forefront of my mind and I wondered where they were and what they were doing.

Time passed and over thirty years later, my mom found Miss Dottie and Big George on FaceBook and they were still married. Like my sister and I, their children have grown up and are off doing their own thing.

I remember after Mom talked to them for the first time in many years, she called me up ecstatic. Mom said, “We picked up right where we left off. It was so wonderful! They sounded so good and very happy together.”

Miss Dottie and Big George walking hand-in-hand

That was great news to me because I always thought they made a lovely couple. Since I’m the girl that reads the last three pages of a book to make sure that it ends happily, it is nice to know that the Dottie and George book is still happy reading.

Equally as wonderful, it is nice that old friends could still reconnect enjoy the same bond. The connection of love is so deep, it never dims. It’s just that old familiar feeling that someone cares and you belong to an important relationship that will last until the end of time. Strong and loving friends are definitely priceless.

“Don’t be dismayed by good-byes.
A farewell is necessary before you can meet again.
And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes,
is certain for those who are friends.”
~Richard Bachman~

Rockin' Friends Spotlight of the Week

Now, the time we have all been anxiously awaiting…This is the weekly post where I spotlight my Rockin’ Friends who are the Top Nine active participants and loyal followers in my community where you will find THE BEST people in the world! If you want to be mentioned here next week, then all it takes is to come in and start chatting with everyone in my community.

Top 9 Rockin' Friends

With a big, heartfelt thank you for their participation and friendship, here are the Rockin’ Friends this week in order of most participation.

I’m so glad that I’ve been able to become friends with these wonderful people who are so active in my community. I encourage you to add their blogs to your blogroll, but also come over and chat with us in my community.

For everyone mentioned in the top nine this week, feel free to grab the Rockin’ Friend badge below and thank you for your participation!!

Rockin' Friend

Until next week…Kiss your family, hug your friends and don’t forget to be the friend you would like to have around.

Woo Us To Your Blog

As always, attached is the weekly Linky to enter either the main URL to your site or add each post you publish throughout the week. You don’t have to do anything special, just drop your link in and get a little extra exposure to your site.

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 katlupe December 13, 2011 at 5:39 am

I love this post! It proves that FB does really provide a valuable service by reconnecting people with people they thought they would never talk to again. I have done it myself with many people from my past. Even my husband is doing it, the recluse that he is!


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