December 9

Tribute to Eileen

Posted by lori . 14 Comments

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Today, I went to a Girlfriends Christmas Luncheon. It was at this great restaurant, Capri Italian Restaurant, just down the road from where I live (I didn’t even know it was there!).

We had a delicious lunch. I was going to take pictures, but the lovely lady sitting next to me asked me about greyhounds and…let’s just say I’m lucky to have any pictures at all.

We played a gift exchange game.

This is what I received…chocolate wine. I’m willing to give it a try.

This luncheon, and many other events like this, was organized by my girlfriend, Eileen. I met Eileen in 1987 at my first “civilian” job, after I got off active duty with the Army. At that time, we were wild young women who liked to party. Through the years, many things have changed but Eileen always kept in touch. That is one of my dear friend’s special gifts…keeping in touch. If left up to me and my slip-shod ways, we would have probably lost track of each other many years ago. Thankfully, Eileen didn’t leave our friendship in charge of me. Through the years, she would show up, with a card here and a lunch date there. Eileen even invited me to her church, in her unassuming manner, and got me back in touch with my faith after a very long absence.

Every woman at the luncheon knows Eileen, with friendships starting in the 1970’s to those just a a few years old. I’m blessed and grateful to have Eileen in my life. I don’t deserve her, but I sure am glad I have her as a friend.

Daily Inspiration

ร‚ย This was a note Eileen left on my desk regarding the company picnic. She was writing this nonsense on company time; I’m glad she’s going to church now…

Relationship is an art.ร‚ย  The dream that two people create is more difficult to master than one.

Don Miguel Ruiz

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14 Responses to " Tribute to Eileen"

  • Sue says:

    Looks like you all had a fab time. Loving the photo of you with your friend.

  • What a nice day out for you all and such a lovely restaurant. I have never tasted chocolate wine (and didn’t even know it exhisted.)
    It must have been great to catch up with the girls.
    Lynne x

  • Hahahaha!! And did you comply with that request? LOL!

    Keeping in touch was my mother’s gift, too. I am afraid I don’t have it, and have been meaning to ring my cousin and visit two aunts for at least six months now. I should try harder. Eileen does sound like a lovely friend to have.

    The restaurant looks really inviting. I would love to give it a try!

  • What a most wonderful furiend you has in Eileen! Those kinda furiends don’t haen too often in dis day nows withs hoomans bein’ so busy and stuffs. Furiendship is a beautiful gift.
    And hers restored your faith…dat is fab to knows!

    We has a Capri’s heres.

    Puddles

  • Ann says:

    Sounds like Eileen and you have gone on quite a journey together. What a great friend and memories you have made together!

  • Patty says:

    I am sure Eileen treasures you as much as you treasure her. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Declan says:

    Mum could do with an Eileen….she’s hopeless at keeping in touch! Deccy x

  • Kirsten says:

    That’s awesome. Eileen sounds like a bit of a troublemaker but in all the right ways, and a great friend to have.

  • Bassetmomma says:

    Oh that restaurant is beautiful. We tried a chocolate martini but I’ve never heard of chocolate wine. Interesting! Eileen sounds like a hoot! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sue taylor says:

    The restaurant is stunning, looks like you had a lovely time! everyone should have an Eileen! Love that you’ve started your scrapbook album, can’t wait to see it finished and don’t worry just do and it will start to flow, it’s the recording of it that’s important not how cute the page looks and with your talent I know it will be fantastic!

    Love and hugs from the Taylor pack xxx

  • Woof! Woof! My mom loves Italian food. She’s been in Indianapolis before, this must be a new restaurant. A place she plans to visit when we come back to the mainland. Golden Thanks for sharing. Happy Monday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  • I have slipshod ways with friendships too. Thank god for the Eileens of the world! Chocolate wine is surprisingly delicious. I think you will like it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Urban Hounds says:

    Looks like a great party

    urban hounds

  • Pip says:

    There’s nothing like a wonderful friend! Eileen sounds very special.

    Your pal, Pip


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