March 28 — Do you remember your mother’s best friend? Your grandmother’s? How and where did they meet? How long were they friends? What activities did they share?
My mother and her best friend Laura met when we moved into our
neighborhood in Florida. I was four years old and Laura's daughter was
about the same age as me. They came over to introduce themselves shortly
after we moved there and we all hit it off. My mother and Laura shared a
lot of activities with the kids, including Girl Scouts, dance recitals,
shopping trips and camping trips in the Florida Keys. Laura was always at the
center of the activities and used to take us horseback riding and to the
beach. We used to have a great Halloween celebration in the
neighborhood and Laura's wicked witch with her big boiling pot was
legendary! Laura passed away a few years ago and I know my mother still
The picture above was taken by my Dad on one of our trips to the Florida Keys. I'm in the sunglasses and my best friend is between me and my sister. Laura is behind us on the left and my Mom is on the right.
Once again, in honor of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.