Saturday, March 20, 2010


When Marion moved to Pennsylvania with me, we had been friends for nearly ten years. When I lived in New York, I did a bit of volunteer work. One of my favorite "jobs" was to take a senior citizen food shopping each week. I was Marion's designated driver:) When I was deciding the appropriate time of year to make the final move to Pennsylvania, I worried about Marion. Not only had we become very close over the years, at 89 years young, there are very few people she is in contact with on a frequent basis. As time went by, I grew more and more concerned with her well being, so each day at exactly 8 o'clock in the morning we spoke on the phone, except of course for the days I took her shopping. We've continued those "talks" since my move until one day, in jest, I said to Marion, "You should move to PA with me." She said, "Come and get me" and I did!

Since arriving, she has managed to dress quite a few fashion dolls with her crocheted creations. Tuesday is our day to donate them to the local Women's Shelter:)

See ya tomorrow with next weeks foodies days. Enjoy this glorious day AND,

Happy Spring!!!


  1. Hello Marion! :)

    Happy Spring and have a nice weekend, Louise!

  2. Marion, WELCOME! LOL, I love the 'unveiling'! Is that your crocheting next to you? What are working on? Tell, tell...

    I'm off to the US for a couple of weeks, but I'll be back after Easter to catch up.

  3. Happy birthday to Marion! She looks younger than 90

  4. Awww...she's beeee-uuuu-ti-ful! Hugs to Marion!!

  5. Welcome Marion!
    Happy Spring to you both. :)

  6. Giggle... Marion, that first shot makes you a woman after my own heart! Happy birthday!

  7. Hello, Marion! Happy birthday a couple of days late.

    What a lovely living room, Louise. Happy Vernal Equinox to you!

  8. So this is the fabulous Marion!!!
    *waves fanatically* hi Marion!!! Don't be shy, lol.

  9. Hello - it's so nice to finally meet you Marion!

  10. Hi Marion! And yes, yay! for spring!

  11. Happy birthday Marion..hope your day was a very special one!

  12. Marion asked me to thank everyone for the lovely birthday wishes and warm welcome.

    As for what she's working on, I'll be posting it in the near future at the rate she's going!!! Thanks again you "guys."

  13. Hello Marion! I'm so happy that spring is here...



  14. Marion! I've been wanting to meet you for so long. I am so glad you mentioned this post on the blog, Louise! I love the story and friendship. You are wonderful to bring her along to PA with you.

    1. You're so sweet Pam:) I thank you and Marion thanks you too. She realy is quite a woman!!!


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