A couple of months ago I got an email from Margene that thrilled me. She said she was coming east for a family gathering on Smith’s side and that she wanted to see me while she was here. I quickly realized she was talking about Easter weekend and I immediately told my family that if the only day we could meet up turned out to be Easter Sunday then they would just have to make their own damn dinner. Heh.
As it turned out, Margene had a very small window of availability last Friday afternoon. Plans were made to gather at Terry’s house since Margene had to be in that area for her other commitments anyway, and Terry happens to be sort of in the middle for Kim and I. We had a wonderful mini-reunion of our September 2007 trip to Salt Lake City that also included, at the last minute, another frequent Utah traveler, Laurie.
We ate yummy food and chatted and knit. We laughed and told stories and reminisced of our trips out west. Best of all was that Dale finally got to meet Smith, something I’ve been wanting to happen since the first time I visited Margene in June of 2006. They hit it off as well as I knew they would and made grand plans for a visit to Yellowstone together.
I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again – the friendships I have made since starting this blog are amazing. Kim, Terry and I are in contact all the time, ever since bonding on that trip together. And even though Margene lives over 2,000 miles away we still talk frequently, email daily, and text regularly. We have worked on building a friendship that lasts despite distance and that grows despite busy lives.
Getting together in person every couple of years, though, that’s the gravy.