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Saturday, October 28, 2006

More Photos

The first picture above is of me with my dear friend Kim Sawyer. We met at the very first ACFW conference in 2002 and have stayed in touch ever since. The picture in the middle shows me with my former crit partner, Cecilia Dowdy. The bottom photo is of me with Margo Carmichael and MaryAnn Diorio. I remember meeting Margo at a previous conference, and we have sung in the conference choir the past two years together, but this was the first time I had seen MaryAnn in person. She is another dear friend whom I was so happy to finally meet. She won third place in the Genesis contest in the general fiction category. I'm having such a hard time choosing which pictures to post that I am going to add more conference pictures next week, too, so check back then.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Silver Friends

I've met many wonderful new friends the past four years through my membership in American Christian Fiction Writers. Each year ACFW holds a national writers' conference. In September, 2006, we met in Dallas at the beautiful Marriott-Galleria. Today and next week I will be posting several pictures taken there of my "new" friends--my friends of silver as the Girl Scout song calls them. The picture at the bottom is of our Kentucky contingent who all flew on the same flight to Dallas. We are (LtoR) Lisa Samson, me, Ruth Seamands, and Jennifer Johnson. The other two pictures were taken at the welcome reception held around the lovely pool area. The picture at top shows Heather Diane Tipton, Paula Moldenhauer, and Lisa Tuttle who sat across from me. In the middle picture are the rest of our tablemates--Jeanne Marie Leach, Kathy Kovacs, Megan DiMaria, Cathy Hake, and myself. Check back next week to see some more of my "silver friends."

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Golden Friends

I'm posting a picture of myself on the left with three friends I have dubbed my "Forever Friends." I'm on the back row in the white shirt. Next to me is Bev whom I've known even longer than I can remember back to. I think we were on the Cradle Roll at church together and her mom was the first Sunday School teacher I remember. Bev and I went to the same church until we married and moved away, and the same Christian school since 6th grade. On the front row are Phyllis and Sandi. They joined us in 7th grade and we went all the way thru high school together and even went to the same Christian college for 2 years, so they are three of my nearest and dearest friends. Even if we don't see each other for awhile, we just pick right up where we left off.

The picture at the top above is of the four of us plus two more "golden friends" from our college years, Ena and Yvonne. In fact, the last time we got together we talked about which character in "The Golden Girls" show we would each be! I told them I would have to be Rose, of course! How about you, dear readers? Do you have some golden friends you haven't seen or talked to for awhile? There's no better time than the present to call or email them and renew those everlasting bonds of friendship. Your friend, Rose

Sunday, October 08, 2006

From a former Girl Scout leader

Dear Friends, I am reminded of the Girl Scout song "Make new friends, but keep the old--one is silver, and the other's gold." Whether you are a new cyber-friend or a friend of many years I hope you will leave a comment so we can stay in touch. I will try to post at least once a week on Sunday evening, so check back frequently. Thanks for joining me on my journey into cyber-space! rose, your old/new friend