Sunday, November 16, 2008

New Friends


You know how on the top of blog pages there is a link that says Next Blog? Well, one day last winter, while on the phone for a meeting that was not holding my attention I was idly clicking the Next Blog button on my computer.

Some of the blogs were in languages that I couldn't understand, but I did take time to look at the pictures and others were in languages that I could understand yet was afraid to look at the pictures. In all the clicking and perusing that day, one blog caught my interest with the header picture and totally captivated me with the writing. I could not wait for my telephone conference to be finished so that I could spend some quality time avoiding work and reading through the posts on Crumbs from the Corner. Since that day, I am always happy to see what The Elementary has posted and it is always a treat.

Charlie and I traveled to southern New England this weekend to visit his oldest son and on the way home we met The Elementary and Spouse at a Cracker Barrel. The hour and a half that we were able to spend visiting was not even close to long enough. Have you ever felt like you have known someone forever and actually you had never met?

12 comments:

beckie said...

Beth,how wonderful to meet some one you enjoy. I am so looking forward to the Spring Fling this next may in Chicago. I will finally get to meet some of the dear friends I have made through the wonderful world of blogging. Any chance you might get to come??

Kallen305 said...

That is such a cool story. I am glad you were able to meet them. I took a quick glance at their blog and am going to have to check it out in more detail when I have time this morning.

Enjoy your week.

Jayne said...

How neat that you all were able to meet up Beth!

marci said...

yep, it's wonderful--like old friends who you just havent met yet

RuthieJ said...

Hi Beth,
How wonderful for you! Lynne (Hasty Brooke) was the first blogger I met in person and you're right, it was like we had always known each other, and we had a fun weeked birding together too!

Beth said...

beckie, you will have such fun meeting people at the Spring Fling. I don't think that I will be there, though, trying to save my travel money to visit all my far-flung children and stepchildren.

kallen, I'm glad to have introduced you to her blog, it is always a breath of fresh air.

Jayne thanks it was special. I hope to meet you some day when I'm heading that direction.

Marci, exactly! old friends who you just haven't met yet. I love that.

RuthieJ, I love Lynn's blog too and imagine that it was great for you to meet. BTW, I enjoyed your post on the starlings--I got inundated with them last winter and had to stop putting out suet :-(

Paul Merrill said...

Very fun that you got to meet a fellow blogger - and that it cemented your friendship!

I did that only once, and we didn't get along quite as well as in your story. But we are still friends!

The Texican said...

"The" mystery is solved. Glad you two hit it off. Now you can tag team me. But I now have pictures to go with the illusive "The". I really enjoy The's daily looks at the everyday. I also enjoy her encounters and conversations with Mater. Pappy

Beth said...

Paul, yes, it was very neat. I am so lucky to have been able to meet her.

Texican, well stay tuned--there may be a Beth-Mater meeting in the near future. I wonder if she knows that we are cousins?

TheElementary said...

I love how you told the story about how you found me! We do simple acts like that every day, and sometimes they lead to bigger things. We enjoyed the visit so much. My words don't do justice. Mater does indeed know you and Texican are cousins.
Texican- mysteries always get solved in the end. But note that Beth didn't actually say which one I was- there are three ladies in the picture. Just kidding. The joke is over ;)

tangobaby said...

So that's what our dear little Elementary looks like! It's very nice to meet friends from Blogland.

Barb Hartsook said...

Just got back from visiting your friends via Crumbs from the Corner, where I had a delightful time reading and absorbing.

I thought, as I read your post, how awkward I might feel in the same circumstances. And your friend The Elementary expressed my feelings in her accounting. But all for naught...

What a blessing to meet an online friend over lunch -- or morning coffee.