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Friends

I just started “The Girls from Ames,” and I’m excited to read it and think about my own friendships.  I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about that lately, anyway, so maybe it’ll give me clarification? or maybe it’ll just confuse and cause melancholia!  or maybe it’ll inspire reconnection and reaching out.  At any rate, I’m excited to read it.  It’s been on my bedside table for months.

I looked up Jeffrey Zaslow’s Wall Street Journal column (might be monthly?) about “Moving On.”  The most recent column was about men’s relationships and their basis in activity rather than sharing details of their lives.  I haven’t read “The Last Lecture,” another of his books, but might have to look for it.

I feel fortunate that I do have a friendship that I’ve had for almost 40 years – goodness!  It was almost 37 years ago when my family moved to Rushford and I met Deadra and her family.  It’s amazing to think about and maybe I’ll write about it more while reading this book!

What do you notice about your friendships as you get older?  And that age old question: Do you think men and women can be friends?

Well, I had better get some reading done if I hope to have the book finished by next Monday!  I’m up for the challenge and found the first 50 pages pretty easy to get through.

Off to read!

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