Who are the Fenwood Girls? Three little girls who lived on the same street in, who played kickball, who learned to ride bikes and then rode to each other's houses (thanks to neighbors who let us ride through their yards), who played Beatles and Bonanza (married to three of the fabulous four and the Cartwright brothers), who climbed into the baby bed when one little sister was born, who walked to the library and the ice cream shop, who celebrated birthdays, who caught lightning bugs, who rode skateboards, who then went to high school together, who learned to drive, who had to have school supplies so they could take the car out and run around, who experienced first boyfriends, who experienced first loves and broken hearts, who graduated from high school and slowly began more separate lives, but who shared weddings, births of children, and deaths of parents. Three women who have known each other for 50 years.
Dawn and I became playmates when we were four or five, and a few years later Sherry, a year younger, joined, and the duo became a trio. Seven years later, Sherry's little sister, Mary Ann was born, so we often had a little tag along. We grew up together and have so many wonderful memories to share. Even though we still live in the same town, in fact on the same side of town, we only see one another about once a year. After our lives began to take us down separate paths, Dawn, Sherry, Mary, and I always got together before Christmas; then when children came along and the holidays became hectic, we met in January; for some reason, last year's gathering didn't take place, so we had two years to catch up on last Saturday. Needless, to say that was one long lunch. Major changes during the last two years included my retirement and the births of Dawn's and Sherry's granddaughters. How did we get from playing house to retirement and grandchildren? What a wonderful afternoon of catching up and warm friendship.
I made some notepads to give them --an explanation of some of what I've been doing since retirement. I used PTI's set Take Note with some Basic Grey Papers.
Cellophane bags (5x11.5x3),tags using a sentiment from Every Day Button Bits, and a little ribbon---and just a little something for the Fenwood girls.