Friendship

Remembering Marilyn on Her Birthday

April 2, 2014
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After my best friend died, I invited ten of her closest friends and her three daughters to a “Remembering Marilyn on Her Birthday” gathering. What better day to gather than on her birthday.

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Everybody’s Talking About Sisterhood

March 4, 2014
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Sometimes your sisters can be just the help you need to lift your spirits. Last Sunday I was at a low point and the wonderful members of my GaGa Sisterhood lifted my spirits.

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I Lost My Best Friend Today

December 11, 2013
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I lost my best friend today. She’d been hospitalized for 5 months. We were “spit sisters” for 61 years (we were too chicken to prick our fingers back in the first grade).

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Grieving for a Dear Friend

August 16, 2013
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This summer feels unreal. Instead of visiting my granddaughters, I pair each visit with a trip to the hospital, just a few miles from their home, to see my best friend, Marilyn.

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Who Are You When You’re Not Grandma?

August 1, 2013
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Beneath the surface of every nurturing grandma is a wealth of interesting stories and life experiences. I know because I’ve met hundreds of fascinating grandmas.

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Good Friends Make You Richer

June 10, 2013
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Some people measure wealth in dollars. I measure mine in friends—especially old friends who go back decades. Last weekend, three of us had a 3-night pajama party in Seattle.

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White Elephant Exchange Livens Holiday Party

December 10, 2012
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I attended a white elephant gift exchange holiday party. White elephant gifts are tacky and sometimes strange. The idea is to to rid yourself of a tacky gift and invariably gain a new one!

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