It seems oddly appropriate that today would be the day that the Girl Scouts celebrate their 102nd birthday. Some of my best memories were made in that organization. With these girls.
We are no longer the bright eyed Brownies in that photo. We're in our forties now.
Two of us still live in Wichita. One is in Arizona. And one is now in Heaven. Today also marks the anniversary of that day.
We had so many good times, the four of us. Movies, sleep-overs, camping, years and years of school together.
We didn't get to celebrate enough as adults because we weren't always in the same city, or even in the same state. It as supposed to be a wedding that was going to bring us together again, but that didn't quite happen.
Memories, though will live forever. I've learned that friendships can be fragile and precious. We should handle them with care.
So today, we raise a toast to JillyBean. Love you forever. We may make new friends, but we will always keep the old. You, darling, were golden.