Daily Archives: January 4, 2016

Meeting In The Middle

You may recall reading about my blogging friend, Pam. She assists her kitty, Sam, in writing the blog One Spoiled Cat.  Pam and I became friends several years ago; I think Sam and I began blogging around the same time.

Pam and her husband, Dave, live about three hours from us. On several occasions, we have met somewhere in the middle for lunch and a bit of antiquing.  Last week, we met in Ashland, Virginia.  It’s about a 90-minute drive for each couple, so that seemed to work well.

The antique shop was nice; an employee met us at the door with: “We have fresh coffee if you’d like some” spoken with a southwestern Virginia accent. After a quick once-over of the shop, Motor Man and Dave found a semi-comfortable bench on which to sit and chat.

Pam and I perused the shop a bit more slowly than our hubbies did. They overheard: “Ooh, isn’t this cute?” and “Hmm, what do you think this is?” and “We used to have one of these!”   Pam and I share emails everyday, so you wouldn’t think we’d have a lot to talk about when we meet in person.  But you would be wrong.

When we finished at the antique shop, we ventured across the street for lunch at what may be the smallest restaurant either of us had ever seen.  And over that tiny table, we exchanged Christmas gifts, then enjoyed a yummy lunch.

Pam took  this picture of Motor Man and me:


I took this one of the two of them:

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And we commandeered a fellow diner to take one of the four of us:

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When I began this blogging adventure over five years ago, I never realized that it would result in such a special friendship. Pam is one of the sweetest people I know.

The friendship we share is a wonderful by-product of this blogging hobby.

~These Days of Mine~