"Dots" and I have been best of friends since 5th grade. I remember our first meeting in the JT Stevens Elementary library in Texas. We were the new kids. She was dressed in pepto-bismal pink from head to toe with her hair in tight curls and a big pink bow to top off the outfit. I don't recall my own outfit but I'm sure it consisted of a baggy t-shirt and my naturally curly hair in the "wet look." I'm guessing that is why she gave me the nickname "Sags."
If Dots wasn't being challenged enough in school, she would take on extra work to do at home. I did everything I could to avoid homework in any form. She was a disciplined dancer from a young age and a girl scout! I carried around a skateboard pretending that I could ride it and the only thing I knew about girl scouts is that they had good cookies.
Over the years, we've grown in different ways and learned life's lessons through different experiences but we've never grown apart. I moved to Utah before my junior year of high school and we haven't gone a year without seeing each other. We are just as different now (20 years later) as we were when we first met.
Dots is a flight attendant and was able to take a trip to SLC last Wednesday. During her short lay over, we were able to catch up, eat, have a Mary Kay spa day, eat again, and then say our good byes. Being with a good friend is so recharging for the soul.
Lunch at Ruth's diner