Right next door or miles apart...
friends are always close at heart.
There are many people in my life that I have enjoyed knowing; but it is only in the past few years that I have fully realized the value of friendship.
Friends are harder to define than family because there are many different kinds of friends - old friends, new friends, close friends, best friends, relatives who are also friends, etc. And a special group of friends that have added a lot to my life - pets.
I also have friends that I met on message boards but have never seen in person. Some I got to know very well through email. There is a poem about online friendship called Friends Without Faces on my Poem and Quote website.
My closest friends are those I went to high school with. Many of us have stayed in contact over the years and we have always had good attendance at our class reunions. However, email has allowed us to be more involved in each other's lives and helped me get to know some classmates that I didn't know well in high school. I have even made friends with the wives of several class members. I hope eventually more people in the class will get email. I know the postal service is still in operation because my daughter, Kendi, works there. But I am very spoiled by the convenience of email ;-) I made a website for the GHS Class of '65. Since I have info on so many of my friends there I will probably not update this page much.
Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say.
Best friends listen to what you don't say.
I have known my friend, Gary, since we started high school in 1961. We were out of contact for many years but renewed our friendship during the preparations for our 35th class reunion. One reason I did the page about his racing is that the idea that someone my age was doing something like driving a race car helped inspire me to make some long-needed changes in my own life. Another reason is that it gave me the opportunity to use the sounds and animated graphics that this assignment requires.
Here are some of my favorite quotes about friendship.
You will find more in the friendship section of my Poem and Quote website.
~A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you today.
~A friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.
~Count you life by smiles, not tears. Count you age by friends, not years
~Some people make the world special by just being in it.
~Friends fill your life with joy, your soul with sunshine, and your heart with love.
~I've had many friends with whom I've shared my time,
but very few with whom I've shared my heart...
~Time may pass and we may part - but true friends stay close at heart!