Monday, March 15, 2010

True Confessions and Other Catholic Stuff

I know, I know. I already posted today. A long, whimpering, whiney, witchy post. That was my birthday present to myself. Yeah, I know. I am a strange creature to be sure.

Anyway, as I was checking email tonight, I got a Facebook notice from one of my friends from elementary school. Joanie and I have known each other forever including going through St. Helen's elementary together. That included hiding in the bathrooms from Sister Mary Immaculate, rolling the bands of our uniform skirts to make them as short as Catholically possible before Father Kelley noticed and sneaking off grounds at lunch time to buy candy at the neighborhood convenience store. I won't even mention the truth or dare parties. Father, forgive me for I have sinned.....

Anyway....my sweet friend not only wished me a Happy Birthday but backed it up with a photo from my twelfth birthday party at my parents kitchen table. I remember that party, that table, those girls in my mother's kitchen. Staying up all night, hoping John Toppin and Robert Cabrera would try to crash the party. Life was good. It still is good. Thank you, Joanie. I love you like plucked eyebrows in seventh grade.


18 comments:

Ms. Anthropy said...

Ahhhh, memories. Thank goodness for them. The older we get, the more cherished they become. (when we can remember them!)

Brian Miller said...

ha. what a wonderful pic!

Lily Robinson said...

Isn't it nice to have friends that can dig up these ancient photographs? Happy Birthday again! Hope it was wonderful.

Auntie Cake said...

I love the picture! And the story of all your escapades. Weren't times a lot simpler when all you had to worry about was getting into trouble with Father Kelly?
Kate

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

So great to remember those times!

Lorenza said...

Dear Marla please visit my blog, there is a surprise for you

LOL

Blasé said...

mmm, mmm!

Chocolate Cake.

I never had Slumber Parties (I assume it was an all-nighter with giggling and dolls??). I feel deprived...

Oklahoma Granny said...

Great photo! Looks like you girlies were having a ball.

TechnoBabe said...

Oh yeah, I can relate to the uniforms. Nice friend to send the picture and wish you happy birthday.

Mommy Lisa said...

That is a CUTE photo.

Nancy C said...

There is joy in those memories, for sure.

Kate said...

OH my thirteen year old eyebrows were really quite awful. The memories! Happy Birthday

Kate xx

Sarah said...

looks like a fun party, and good thing somebody saved the picture. how sweet!

thelumberjackswife said...

Great picture! I love when friends show me older pictures like that! Happy Birthday!

honeypiehorse said...

Aw. Very nice.

Amarja said...

What a great picture!

gayle said...

How exciting!! Wish I could find my childhood friend!

Marla said...

Ms A ~ So true!

Brian ~ Fun, huh?

Lily ~ Yes, it really is

Kate ~ What I wouldn't give for a good game of truth or dare. :-)

Amy ~ Absolutely

Lorenza ~ WooHoo! Will do

Blasé ~ No slumber parties? Poor fishy boy. :-)

Oklahoma Granny ~ It was a great time for sure.

Techno ~ She is one of the good ones.

Lisa ~ Isn't that fun!

Nancy ~ So true

Kate ~ We need pictures!! LOL

Sarah ~ Having the old pictures are the best

LJWife & honeypiehorse ~ Thank you!

Amarja ~ Too funny, huh!!

gayle ~ Have you searched yet?