Saturday, February 7, 2015

A Girl After My Own Heart

Yesterday, I had coffee with an old friend from childhood.  She reminded me that we actually met in third grade!
 
We used to play our 45 singles on her turn table record player listening to Michael when he was in The Jackson 5.

Growing up, my friend would go to the local bead shop, gather the beads that she bought, and make the most creative necklaces and bracelets. 

photo of me in eighth grade
 
Us seventh and eighth graders all loved the popular scent of musk, and would wear it any chance we got.

google image
 
Through the years we've always managed to stay in touch with each other.  To one of my great long life friends, I love you.
 
~Sheri

32 comments:

angie said...

love sheri, what a beautiful picture !!! and the music, wow !!! a beautiful weekend wishes angie from Germany

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You really brought back memories for me, Sheri. The musk (that was the scent of the day!), the love beads, the Jackson 5 AND the Osmonds! Yes, good memories....you are reminding me to email my dear old friend from high school..I will do that right now. Enjoy your weekend my friend! Anita

Dewena said...

Sheri, the dress your mother made you reminds me of some my mother made for my youngest sister--very much in style then! We were lucky to have a mother who sewed for their daughters.

And what a wonderful thing to have a friend you've known since elementary school! That's a gift!

Susie said...

Sheri, This is a great post. We do love our friends. Life time friends are the rarest. Blessings for a great weekend, xoxo,Susie

Jennifer Wallace said...

I had the posters on my bedroom wall of these and others...like Bobby Sherman and David Cassidy. And wow, Musk. I had forgotten about those days. A ton of memories just flew over me. :)

Barbara Lilian said...

How wonderful to still have a school friend you are still in contact with and can send a valentine card to. Friends for life are rare.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello there my friend! I'm just taking a break from my relaxing reading time, and here you are! YES, I wore musk too! And like you, my sweet mother sewed all my clothing, especially the latest fashions. I even helped design/alter patterns to tweak some of McCall's or Butterick or Simplicity patterns! Remember those?

I emailed my friend this morning; I don't have her number, but hopefully she'll respond.

Enjoy your day sweet one! Anita

NanaDiana said...

Oh-I remember musk- I wore Strawberry musk when I was young. lol Love the necklace AND the dress. I remember those! xo Diana

Dee said...

Oh what a fun post and my goodness, it really brought back so many memories for me. I used to love the Jackson 5 and my sister was so in love with Michael Jackson. I used to wear musk, too. Well, that and Jean Nate. Oh and I loved that picture of you from back in the day, too. Have a fabulous weekend... :)

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Dear Sheri,
How lovely to be still in touch with an old school friend. I think that is wonderful.
I often think of some of my school friends, and wonder where they all are today.
val xx

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

You brought back many memories today. It is so nice to stay in touch with friends from childhood. Great post Sherri
Have a wonderful week - are you getting lots of rain up there?
Mary

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sheri,

Brought back happy memories for me to, a wearer of Musk perfume and making necklaces from beads.
The photo of you is sweet and how great that you were able to catch up with your childhood friend.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend
hugs
Carolyn

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful to stay in touch and share your memories. Those bead necklaces are still in style, too! Hugs!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Sheri,
Memories are forever, and you have such a lovely one here.. How wonderful to still be in touch with a childhood friend. My dad use to say, if you have one real friend, you are blessed.
Enjoy your weekend.
love and blessings,
Penny

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Oh how beautiful to stay in touch with a childhood friend. You are so beautiful Sheri then and now.

Now I am feeling nostalgic.

Have a good weekend dear.

TARYTERRE said...

To have a lifelong friend is indeed a special thing. Something to be treasured for sure. You made me smile, I too remember the scent of musk. It was all the rage.

Catherine said...

What a wonderful post; this post brought back many good memories from that time. It is a lovely sentiment to your friend. xoxo Catherine

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥Hello my dear friend! So beautiful post! Happy Sunday! xxx Riitta♥

Sola Scriptura said...

What lovely memories! What a treasure to have friends from childhood!

syros2js said...

It's an amazing feeling!
To meet an old friend that you had shared so many moments together? Wow! I can imagine the atmosphere!
Hugs and kisses, my beloved Sheri!

Patricia said...

A lovely post full of happy memories Sheri. I still remember little Michael Jackson singing Ben (loved it!)
You girls would have enjoyed all the beaded necklaces back in those days. I still see a friend from school too, and while she lives in another state, when we meet we continue the conversation as if we'd only seen each other yesterday!

Soniya Gauchan said...

wow
this is such a lovely story of u and ur friend.
seriously, it feels so great to talk with old friends and share old memories spent together , and recalling those silly and funny childhood days
have a great day

Beauty Follower said...

So nice to meet again old friends!
Have fun Sunday dear :)

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Love the picture of you Sheri, your hair and style reminds me of those days too…. and the musk… so funny , I think EVERYONE wore that, and to this day when I smell musk, it brings me back to those days.
Happy Sunday…
XOXO

Barbara Bermond said...

I love your photo!
Have a great week!

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Antee Gurung said...

Such a beautiful post!!! loved reading it

hope you are doing great lovely!!!

Have a lovely week ahead
Stay in touch
xoxo

Binti Gurung said...

Thank you for your wonderful comment on my post Sheri! It's always so good to hear from you. The photos of my plants are taken with a Canon 600D DSLR, and I like to use it whenever I have a chance, which is not very often these days.

Sheri, you are so lucky to be able to keep friendship with your school friend. I enjoyed reading your reflection. Wish you an excellent week! Bx

Optimistic Existentialist said...

How awesome to stay in touch after all of these years!

Bety said...

It is wonderful that keep in touch with a friend from childhood!

Kim Alston said...

That is so beautiful! She will love reading this. That is true friendship.
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Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Hi Dear Sheri!
Back from my delightful visit to celebrate Molly's Birthday and stopping by for a little visit. Of course this tender, loving and happy post brought back such wonderful memories and I really do remember musk! I am so thankful you have nourished your childhood friendships-they are most wonderful aren't they...
Love,
Jemma

Marcia Pilar said...

Oh, I remember playing Michael's records and wearing musk. Sigh...time flies. You look so pretty in your beads.
xoxo