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23 June, 2011

On My Mind Today Is Friends

I can't boast that I have lots of friends, but the friends I have made over the years have stayed with me forever.  This is me and Annie in a small village in Sapa.  Annie walked with me for two hours and didn't stop talking the entire time.  She took my hand when the going got tough, and she was weaving hemp string all the time.  We talked about our sons and sisters, her life in the village, the crafts she makes and she was always so happy and positive.  I love Annie, she is so beautiful.  I think of her often and hope that she is okay.  This photo makes me shed a tear of happiness and sadness, because I miss her.

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  1. Gee, Annie looks and sounds like such a wonderful woman. I think we are truly blessed when we have good friends and good memories. :- )

  2. Chris, I concur! I have two children from the "christian foundation for children and the aging" that I sponsor and they write letters. They are so appreciative and always send their love! love,andrea

  3. A lovely person like you is bound to find lovely friends like Annie on your journey through life.

    I am assuming from your comments that you two are not able to stay in touch. That is sad.

  4. Lovely, and what a gorgeous photo! It's not the quantity of friends, definitely the quality :)

  5. Such a lovely post. I too have few close friends and I cherish each of them dearly.

  6. Hi Chris
    Thanks for visiting my blog, pleased to hear I'm not the only square peg. I've added your blog to my bloglist and become a follower. Please visit again.

  7. Oh what a heart touching post. I am sure she is thinking the same way. Take care. Beautiful photo.B


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