I recently reconnected with a dear friend that I've known since kindergarten. She happened to find me on FaceBook! She posted this old photo she'd kept as her avatar. I nearly choked...I hadn't seen it in 50 years, but I remembered it! Looking at as an adult, I'm absolutely horrified by my expression! Was I trying to be a 12 year old sexpot? Oh goodness. That's scary...
Looking at the two of us, so very, very young, I'm astounded at the differences in us: She's fair and I'm dark. She has such a darling gamin look about her, upturned smile, sweet little chin, aquiline nose and eyes that hint of spunk and playfulness.
She used to come to church with us, and we always liked it best when it was just my dad. He was so much fun! He like to listen to rock 'n roll on the radio, and sometimes we'd stop and get cokes on the way home. Or if we were really good, we'd come home via Signal Hill (a rather steep hill in Long Beach CA). The attraction was a very steep portion of the road that was like a roller coaster - you'd get to the crest and lose your stomach on the way down.
We went to different schools in high school, then married young and had kids. So we kind of lost touch. She has been such a good friend over the years, calling and checking up on me. About 12 years or so ago, we moved and our telephone was unlisted. Our lives traveled very different roads. She lived in Indiana and is now retired living the life in Florida! I'm so happy for her. FaceBook, thank you!