Thursday, August 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Courtney! I love you!!!


If you're alone, I'll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I'll be your shoulder. If you want a hug, I'll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I'll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I'll just be me.

Today is my best friend’s (Courtney) birthday!! Recently I had a post about her. In July her daddy passed away. Today is going to be a hard day for her without her dad. This will be her first birthday she celebrates without him. I wish I had the words to give her comfort.
She and I have been through many things together. Of course we have sayings or old memories that make us laugh. We can look at old hair styles and clothes we used to wear and roll our eyes with smiles on our faces and say “what were we thinking”? We have traveled together. We have been to Boston, New York City, Arizona, Florida, Carolinas, and even Niagara Falls.
Not only is she my best friend she is part of my family. She understands me, she can fill my husband in on things because she knew me before he ever did, she and I can pick up a conversation after not talking for a few weeks or days.
A few favorite memories:
· Riding our bikes/ big wheels down Berkshire Road
· Trading school clothes in the middle of the road
· Stickers (we loved the smelly ones)
· We tried Morse code with our bedroom lights
· Photography class
· Chet Feldman/ Kevin Kovach
· The Shoney’s pie
· Being the Shoney’s bear
· McDonald’s
· Going to Wendy’s, Little Caesars after school
· First time drinking in my parent’s home… We were sick
· “You go over the bridge”
· Trying to go to a party… baked potatoes
· The space shuttle in 6th grade
· Grateful Dead concert
· Sleeping out for Whitney Houston tickets
· NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK (Will we do the reunion concert?)

· Learning about sex together (YUCK)
· First cars
· Leaving Sean’s house and the almost accident on Route 8
· Football games, basket ball games, high school memories
· Passing notes
I know there are many. Many. Many more, she could add to this.

I hope everyone has a best friend and that today you pick up the phone and call her/him.
I am not the best writer so I have a few quotes/poems in this post to best describe our friendship. I also have tons of photos. I hope they make you smile.





You're...My Friend,my companion,through good times and badmy friend, my buddy,through happy and sad,beside me you stand,beside me you walk,you're there to listen,you're there to talk,with happiness, with smiles,with pain and tears,I know you'll be there,throughout the years!

11 comments:

girlytwins said...

Great post. I'm sure your friend will love it. Best friends are the bestest and mine and I say :) Happy birthday to Courtney. I hope she has a wonderful day.

Good N Crazy said...

Okay. The hair?! And Whitney Houston Concerts? And the hair!

Glad you've kept an old friend like that so well!

And the hair!

Mrs. Greer said...

That is by far the sweetest thing I've read!!! Hope you friend has a great day!

angie said...

I love that you still have such a great BFF and the trip down memory lane with your photos was so fun. I think we must be the same age. The styles look all too familiar at the same ages.

Genny said...

Laurie,
This is such a great tribute to your friendship! So fun! Friendships like that are so special.

Mekhismom said...

What a nice tribute to your friend. Love the 80s hair by the way!

Jaime said...

That is so great you still have a friend like that. Me and my childhood/high school bff hardly see each other at all anymore, which is sad because we only live about 20 min from each other.
Your hair was awesome!
And what are you doing to that poor statue?!;)

Tiffany said...

Okay, I had those same red striped shorts that I wore with red socks (of course).

And, that you took the picture posing near the cactus cracks me up. Great pics!

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

I love the big hair and the cool fashion! lol! Its fun to look back. Happy Birthday Courtney!

Kim said...

Happy birthday to Courtney! I LOVE the hair, the bigger the better!!! Yeah what are you doing to that poor statue?!!!lol!

Tracy said...

what a great post with some HYSTERICAL pics. the 80's were NOT kind to most of us!
What an amazing blessing true friendship is - seems like you have one!

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