Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My new old friend

I labored not on this Labor Day. I partied with friends instead.

One very special friend is Sister Doris from my church. (And no, she's not a nun nor my sister, although she is my sister in Christ!)


She is one very sweet, thoughtful and interesting 90-something year old woman. I always enjoy her company whenever I have the opportunity to pop in for a visit.

This past Friday, I stopped by to say hello. And guess what she likes to watch on TV on Friday nights?

WRESTLING!!!

I kid you not. Isn't that a hoot? I wonder if she was also a fan of the Von Erich's back in the old days. Back when wrestling was REAL, y'all. :snort:

Awww... I just love her. She is very fun to talk with and full of surprises!

Is there anyone in your neighborhood or church that you could befriend? Don't be shy! This is one of those things where it really is more blessed to give than to receive. You always get back sooo much more than you give.

13 comments:

Christine said...

That's just really sweet Marshy! I love you!!!

Annemarie said...

That is one thing that I love about our church, the mixture of young and old. Such wisdom, and in some cases, spunk! I think it takes a lot of spunk to make it to your 9th decade.

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

Is that not the funniest thing! I enjoy seeing the kids intereact with the older generation when we go to nursing homes. We don't do it very often~maybe I should plan a trip soon!

Learning At Our House said...

There are a couple of people in my life just like that! It is amazing how much you can learn from someone who has been here way longer than you. And, as far as the wrestling on Friday nights... my grandma (79) watches too! She thinks it is all real, though. What is it with these sweet ladies??? LOL!!!

Amy

Melissa Stover said...

great picture!

Tracy said...

How funny! Great image!

Fran said...

Marsha,
I know this is totally not the point of your post, but you just took me down memory lane! I LOVED the Von Erich's when I was a kid. My crush on Kevin was the real deal! LOL My barbies "dated" the Von Erich brothers. I just goggled their picture and they aren't as attractive as I remember them being! :P Thanks for the flashback!

Blessings,
Fran

Andrea said...

That reminds me...YES, I need to visit a couple OLD, OLD friends again very soon. Fun post!

ByHISgoodGrace said...

MARSHA...thank you for all of your lovely comments. You brightened my day. I wish you were a neighbor and we could hang out! I'd love that.

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Katrina-- me too! It would be fun to be neighbors.

And Fran Fran Fran!!! My mom was a waitress way back in the day, and if my poor memory serves me correctly, she actually met them once. How sad and funny of a memory is that? haha

I remember being sooo disappointed when I found out it wasn't real. I mean, come on! It LOOKS like it hurt... they even spaz and twitch on the mat and everything!

Annemarie-- spunk. Yup, I hope to be a spunky old lady rather than a mean cranky one! It would be great fun to mess with people when you're old.

SuperAngel said...

that is so sweet! she looks like a wonderful old lady! :)

A lot of the time I would rather be with the older people I know. We are very close with our neighbor who is in his 70's. He lives alone except with his dog and has become sort of a grandpa to us. We are hoping that he will become saved soon and me and my siblings have tried talking to him about salvation. I think he is open to it, so we are just praying for him!

that is such a sweet picture! HUGS and LOVES!

Heidi said...

I wish we could chat...I would like that. So sad that I don't have a blog, I'm so behind the times! (I have a FB but that isn't quite the same, I know.) :(

Thanks for giving me a peek into your cheerful, happy heart! It always brings a smile...but also convicts me to be better my own heart. :)

[hugs]

Amber Hatfield said...

I know this is off topic but I need your help. I know you often suggest other blogs or sites that have cute ideas for gifts. Well, I need you to suggest some again please! I need help finding my mom a bday gift and I'm stuck. You're always full of great ideas! Thanks Marshie!

~Amber

p.s. you can just email them to me if you want. amberleodaataoldotcom. :)