Monday, February 13, 2012

it's her day...

My friend through all the seasons of life...
is celebrating her birthday today!

She has actually been celebrating for a long time...
but today is the day.
And I wouldn't want to forget that.

I met her back in the eighth grade...
and we became fast friends.
We had much in common.
We both liked sports.
We were both farm girls.
We were both a little crazy.
She was crazier than I though.
Just saying!
I would never have thought of riding down hillside paths in a wheelchair at the lovely Butchart Gardens...
were it not for Marg.
Let's just say...
we had a hard time keeping the wheels on the road!
We got ourselves into a fix a few times back in the day.

We went our separate ways over the years....
but always had a lot to chat about when we would meet.

And these last few years...
we've been meeting a lot.

And we still haven't run out of things to chat about.

And she's still a little crazy!

Her favorite season is...

She's prefers to slide down hills...
but finds other ways to amuse herself if there are none.


I think her favorite season is tennis.

And the fresh fruit season is right up there as well.

We've traveled together some these past few years...

signing cookbooks...

cooking up some fun...

...and most recently, celebrating our milestone birthday together!

She is a wife, mom and Oma...
who puts her family first.
But I know her as a very good friend...
one who is there through the good times and the bad.

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.

Happy 60th Birthday, Marg!


  1. Awesome tribute to an amazing friend. Thanks for letting us have a glimpse of the fine woman Marg is... and Happy Birthday to her!

  2. That was lovely - right from the heart. You're a good friend to your good friend - and I wish her a wonderful birthday...and the two of you many more years of being just a little crazy!

  3. A wonderful tribute you your old friend and my new friend! Love it!

  4. What a nice tribute to your friend. I'm sure she was touched in reading it!
    Good to have a crazy friend :-)


  5. It's so true that the more time you share with a dear friend, the more time you want to share and the more you have to talk about. You're creating a lot of shared history. So happy real birthday to Marg!

  6. The photo of Marg with the cow made me chuckle! :) She really does have a good sense of humour, and I know she also has a very serious side so she is a friend you can count on through thick and thin! I'll go over to her blog to wish her a very happy day, Judy!

  7. It's great to have a friend who you have so many things in common with. Neighbourhood, Tennis, Farming, Cookbook signing's, Birthday's Walking etc.

    A wonderful tribute like others have said. She is a special gal for sure.

  8. A very fitting tribute! Happy Birthday, Marg!

  9. You have indeed honoured your dear friend! What a precious gift from God to have a friendship like this one! Wishing you both many many more youthful years!

  10. Yes, we have shared many moments together. Thank you for the tribute...and it,s fun to share these moments with someone else who seems to enjoy them also. I was just thinking back to how nice it was to quickly drop in at your house on Friday and have a quick spot of tea wIthout fussing. We just seem to pick up and go from wherever and that,s made the ride so easy. Thanks.

  11. Lovely post about your dear friend. Life-time friends are truly special and rare!

  12. What a lovely tribute to a special friend! Happy birthday and God bless for many more!

  13. Such a nice tribute to your dear friend. She is a great girl!

  14. What a beautiful gift to a friend. Lifelong friends are truly a treasure. Happy Birthday to Marg.

  15. I so intended to do a special post for Marg for her big birthday and my weekend didnt allow. You did such a wonderful job of celebrating our dear friend!

  16. I loved reading about your long shared friendship. Marg truly is an original - so much fun but with real depth of character. She'll always be there for those who call on her.
    Happy Birthday, Judy's friend! (and mine)

  17. A perfect friend. And, I know she feels that way about you, too.


'The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.'
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson