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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Birthday to a Special Gal!

The first time I met Candy, we had decided to meet in San Marcos, Texas for lunch. I work for a credit union that has a branch there... we had already planned to meet at Wimberley Market Days in a couple of weeks, but I thought it might be nice to meet, face to face, before our junkin trip. This was Candy the first time I saw her. She had brought along her friend Terry, for moral support... Candy is very shy when meeting new people.

but not too shy to wear a funky hat so I'd be able to find her... no kidding!

We had lunch at a little diner in downtown San Marcos; and talked for an hour like old friends... I instantly felt a kinship to both of these sweet ladies... Note Candy's sunglasses on head and reading glasses on eyes... the little pin on her shirt is what she wears to hold her reading glasses close at hand...
After visiting Wimberley in March (I think), our next adventure was to Geronimo... where I introduced Candy to my favorite little shop, Glory B's... and my favorite little shop keeper, Miss Beverly. Terry came along too... by this time, they were both my new friends. We also visited Blue Hills Antique Mall, where I now have a booth. We do love to shop those junk, thrift and antique shops! and here we are... two old gals in their 50's... new friends...
Today, Ricky and I had a dozen errands to run... I wore my pretty purple and white scarf... the one that Candy gave me... a gift of friendship...

The best gift of friendship is Candy herself. You only have to read her blog to experience what a wonderful person she is. She is exactly who she seems to be. Delightful!

Happy Birthday Dear Friend... and wishing you many, many more... from down here in French Lique...

14 comments:

KBeau said...

Love this picture of Candy with the sunglasses on her head and the reading glasses on her nose. I often do the same thing, and sometimes I even have both sunglasses and reading glasses on my head because I don't have one of those cute thingies to hold the reading glasses.

Candy said...

Well aren't you just the sweetest gal to say all those wonderful thangs 'bout little ol' me! I am so blessed that our paths crossed on this journey we call life and I am richer for it. Look forward to many happy times ahead.
Thanks for the fun little tour of our short friendship. Clink! (that's me and you toasting to our ol' vintage selfs. Love ya ;-)

texasdaisey said...

Happy birthday dear Candy. Hope your day was great!
Debbie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I will have to be sure to run on over to Candy's blog to wish her a happy birthday. Thanks for the heads up, and this is such a sweet tribute!

XO,

Sheila :-)

mbkatc230 said...

What a sweet post Dixie. Will run right over and wish Candy a Happy Birthday. Have a wonderful week. Kathy

trash talk said...

Candy's smile is infectious. I can't help but smile with her!
This was just a lovely birthday post.
Debbie

Deb said...

that's funny about the glasses...I had someone make a comment to me this summer about the sunglasses I was wearing and the reading glasses on my head...well you have to have both...looks like you have a great friend there in Candy...

Laura said...

What a great, fun, dynamic duo you two make and-
what a wonderful tribute to your friendship.

Laura

xinex said...

Love the story and pictures of when you first met. Happy birthday to Candy! She truly is a very nice person...Christine

Dawn said...

Aren't blogging freindships so special. It's like you already know the person on the inside so when you meet there are no pretenses. I'll have to go by and wish her happy birthday.
Hugs
Dawn

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What a wonderful friendship story...with my "family" situation I have so little - like none- for girl time. When I do have have to make a quick (?!?) visit to LaVernia:-).
You and Candy are an inspiration.
As far as your blog absences...haha, I am sure you have had at least 4 posts since my last:-)

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Dixie....

Oh just look at the two of you....what pretty gals you are...going over to tell Candy Happy Birthday now...I'm a bit late. :-)

Hugs,
Spencer

AMIT said...

Both looks pretty and beautiful.

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AMIT said...

Both looks pretty and beautiful.

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