On The Bricks

October 17, 2022

Pam, Nancy, Deets, and I started first grade together. We started playing softball together when we were 8 years old. We graduated from high school together. We went to the Oklahoma Panhandle together and played volleyball in college. When my daughter married, two of them were there and the other was in the hospital. I am the youngest of the four and when I had my 50th birthday, we all got together for the weekend in Colorado Springs. A year ago. we all got together in South Carolina at Nancy’s house on the Lake. We always stay in contact.

Today I read this post on the continual stream of conversation between the four of us: “Besties allow each other to be themselves, even when they can be annoying. Besties know how to keep secrets. They are usually part of that secret. Besties and judgmental don’t go together. Besties are happy and freaking proud of your successes. In fact, they are known to brag about each other. Besties will cry with you or give you a kick in the behind when necessary. Besties love you with all your flaws. What flaws? Besties can call you a bad name and it’s a term of endearment, but if anyone else does, they will suffer the Besties wrath. Besties can look at one another and know exactly what you are thinking. Scary at times. But most of all, they just simply love you like no one else can.”

For almost 60 years those three have had my back. And brought my smiles. And made me laugh until I cried. They have always been there.

Life is good. God blessed me with the best friends any person has ever had. Today I am appreciating them.

We also have some good things happening in the community that I appreciate.

The Children’s Costume Closet is open at the Main Street Guymon office on Oct. 22 from 10 am to 1 pm. Deirdre Harbison – Humphreys started this several years ago and used (and some new) costumes are free until they run out. Come on by and check out the choices. We are located at 116 NE 5th Street.

Broken Rock Ranch has Muscadine Bloodline in Concert on Oct. 26.

On Oct. 29 the PTSO Fall Carnival is from 2 to 4 in the afternoon at the Texas County Activity Center and then you can go to NW Fifth off Main Street to the Trunk or Treat, which starts at 4 pm.

On Oct. 31 the Methodist Church has Harvest Festival from 6 to 8 pm.

And mark Nov. 5 and 6 as the Pumpkin Patch Arts and Craft Show at the Activity Center. This is a Lambda Psi Sorority tradition that officially marks the holiday season in Guymon!

Hope your life is full of blessings these days.