30 Nov 2010 @ 20:17 

It used to be the only friends we had, the only variety we had in people, was limited to those in near vicinity. Depending on where you lived, played, or worked – “limited” was indeed limiting. The internet has changed that more than a simple pen pal or summer romance or camp experience. It brings us together, if only via written words, with people both similar and so totally different than we are.

Some people we meet turn into long term emails or phone calls, gradually shifting to friendship. Then there is the joy of finding their ‘in person’ personae is really no different than their ‘email’ one. I’m sure that doesn’t happen all the time, but in the case of C, a woman I first met many years ago in a Barnes and Noble Internet writing class, it did.

RVing allowed us to finally meet this fall. I am so glad we did! C was just as amusing and personable she appeared to be in writing. Leon had already taken to her via my ‘stories’, his opinion remained firm when they met.

Leon and I also got to meet Barbara and her husband Earl in AZ. I had been reading Barbara’s blogs off and on for years (I do everything off and on — well except run at the mouth, that is always in the ON position.) Another fun event. They were the perfect hosts and none of us were at a loss for words – or smiles.

Both Leon and I can’t wait to go back to visit them – and our former neighbors and good friends.

Between the internet classes and blogs – and our new to us RV, Panoply… my world has expanded. I am so grateful.

Speaking of grateful. I am grateful that Barbara chose to write a blog post about Leon and I. It is here. While you are there, check out her blog – all her blogs. Worth a visit for sure!

Now, if I could only talk C into blogging!

Posted By: Marcia
Last Edit: 30 Nov 2010 @ 20:17



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