When Himself (my hubby) was a young teen, he and his family moved to a new town. In their new neighborhood there were quite a few young boys his age and he made friends with them fairly easily. They would hang out at the local park, Knollcroft it was called, playing basketball and just doing what teen boys do.
Through the years these boys kept in touch and when they married their wives became good friends and they got together as often as possible. Himself was 41 years old when we married and I was faced with a dilemma. The wives of the Knollcroft Gang had all known each other for a minimum of maybe fifteen years. When we all got together, I tried to fit in but didn’t have much in common with them. We didn’t get alot of invitations and this hurt Himself and upset me.
Well, I decided to do something about it. One couple at a time, maybe two, I invited them to dinner. This way they would have no choice but to talk with me and we could all get to know one another. This was a big success! Phew!
One couple in particular has become the best of friends to me. They are the couple I mentioned in an earlier blog (Sunday’s bbq!). G & P are two of the kindest people I have ever met. If you were in trouble you could call them at 3 AM from two hours away and they would get in their car to come get you. I love them and am blessed by them.
The Knollcroft Gang, those who live within three hours of each other, have been getting together on New Year’s Eve for nearly 40 years now (I am the baby of the gang as I am about ten years younger than most of them). They used to go to a restaurant and then come back to someone’s house to bring in the new year. Now we cater a dinner and stay at one person’s home and it is a nice time.
Some friendships are for a season and others span the test of time. Through my hubby I am blessed with these lifetime friendships. Life is good.