Who is your oldest friend?
I became friends with Bubbles in 1979, when we were 15, and I'd I moved town and started at the local High School. We were in year 10 and went on to finish Year 12.
Here we are on our last day of school in 1981. I'm on the left front in blue and bubbles is in pink.
After school I stuffed about for a year then moved to Sydney to work and Bubbles went off to University. But we stayed in contact and still saw each other often over the years.
In 1988 I had my daughter Kimba and Bubbles is her godmother. Here we are at the christening. Daz had just almost knocked himelf out on a low beam. It took him a while to recover. What luxurious hair he had.
And then Daz and I were married the next year and Bubbles was my bridesmaid. She even made our dresses.
And then the year after that, after both of us moving around a bit over the years, we both ended up here, living in the same country town, which was pretty weird.
So we've been friends now for thirty years and we've never had any sort of falling out. We're both pretty easy going. And its nice to have a friend who knew you when you were a kid. Other people tend to know you as someones wife or someones mother, someones employee, someone who does something. Its good to have someone who knew you before all that, when you were just you.
And then one day Bubbles said to her friend Jem, I have this friend I think you'd get on with. And thats how I came to be friends with Jem about fifteen years ago. And now we all hang out together on birthdays, and christmas days and new years eve days and any old day we feel like.
QotD: Make New Friends, but Keep the Old… July 24, 2009