Monday, December 26, 2016

Rock II

I think of her as my first real blog friend.  She was actually the second person to comment on my infant blog, way back when.

The first person to comment vanished not long after she appeared, but "Allie" and I became good friends.  She's just one of those blog friends I feel quite certain I could be good friends with in real life too.

At that time, she had one son who was just a little older than Meego.  I found her very unpretentious, very what-you-see-is-what-you-get.  As a stay-at-home-mom, she provided a warm loving home for her family.

As with many from that "era", she doesn't blog anymore, but we've since connected on facebook and I enjoy hearing from her.  It was kind of weird to see recent high school senior photos she posted of her son.  Is he really that old?!

Like me, she doesn't post often, but last week, she announced that her man gave her an engagement ring for Christmas and popped the question.  Not surprisingly, she said, "Yes!!!!"

This man is her son's father, and they've been together all under one roof for as long as I've known Allie.  I never asked why they weren't married, and they seemed happy and loving enough that the legal document wasn't necessary.

So, it was kind of fun to see her flashing a photo of her engagement ringed finger and all those exclamation points after her "Yes".

As sometimes  happens, the prompt at Illustration Friday is going into a second week.  It's still "Rock", and darned if I was gonna draw another toad.  So, thanks to Tony and Allie for the inspiration.



  1. What a great story! One of my favorite things about blogging is the friendships I've been able to make. It's also the reason I can't quite let it go, even though it's been on the back burner for a long time now.
    Love your pic of the "rock". :)

    1. Glad it's still on your back burner and hasn't fallen off the counter!