Sunday, November 01, 2009
AZ Bloggers Luncheon
You know how much I love a great story. Well, this is a good one. This is my long-lost 4-H friend Cindy from Wisconsin, that I was reunited with at the AZ Bloggers Luncheon last Friday. Cindy & I knew each other through 4-H and competed in the Jackson County Dress Revue each year throughout high school. We had not seen nor heard from each other in 35 years. Well, a few months ago while reading my favorite blogs I came upon her Applestone Cottage blog. I loved the name and decided to check it out. (like I needed another blog in my life) Well, it became quite obvious that this blogger was from where I grew up. And her son lived in Tempe. So I emailed her and told her I knew a Cindy from 4-H back in the 70's and sure enough, this was her! And, get this, she is married to Dan whom I knew from high school! Talk about a small world!
We immediately began making plans to reconnect when she came out here to visit her son in October. Several AZ bloggers decided to have a luncheon while she was here and Cindy invited me to join them. So Cindy & I rode to the luncheon together. I shared my life as we drove to the luncheon and she shared her life home from the luncheon. And during the luncheon, we met the most wonderful women! Marty & Ceekey greeted us at Gooseberries when we arrived. Such dear, precious women. They made me feel so welcome.
Karen surprised Cindy by driving all the way from California to the luncheon, so they could finally meet face to face! How cool is that!
I sat by the talented & lovely Laura and the sweet as can be Sherry. Had the nicest visited with Liz who had heard my husband in concert a few years ago. Again, small world.
Be sure to click all the highlighted names so you can feast your eyes on some of the most beautiful blogs out there!
We all brought a fall decoration for a gift exchange. Look what I received from Char! She made that pumpkin! I immediately filled the candy dish with autumn MnM's. I know it's empty. But I just couldn't stop myself. Thanks again Char!
As I was linking to these lovely ladies I saw that Marty had posted the best group picture of all 17 bloggers at the luncheon. Be sure to visit her blog A Stroll thru Life as she posted other luncheon pics along with links to the rest of the ladies.
Thank you again to all you delightful women with extraordinary blogs! We are truly connected for life!