Playing dress-up was the best of fun all summer long when school was out! Our mothers let us wear their grown-up high heels, hats, and purses. And we were as stylish as can be!
As pre-teens, we walked to school together every day. It was a mile up the hill and a mile back down in the afternoon. But the walk was never long for we had so many things to talk about. We talked about movie stars, our teachers, and our dreams for the future.
As teenagers we spent every morning outdoors in summer and shared classes in school in winter. Gail was my best friend. I loved her dearly. As an adult, she became the bank manager of our small town. I married and moved away but my caring for her never stopped. Gail passed away this past weekend and I am stunned. I knew better, but I wanted to believe that we had forever.