Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Question Of The Day

Who was your first best friend?



From the moment I was born, I already had my first best friend lined up: my brother Steve. We were Irish twins (less than a year between us), and we were inseparable when we were children. From morning to night, we were always together; practically joined at the hip. We ate together, slept at the same time, woke up at the same time, played together, shared everything we had with one another, and never fought. We went so far as mimicking each other’s actions. If he left three peas on his plate, I did, too. If I drank only half my glass of milk, so did he. If he didn’t want to put on a scarf, neither did I. We were two peas in a pod. And my childhood was that much more amazing with my brother - my first best friend - in it.

We were best buddies.

Your turn...
Who was your first best friend?

30 comments:

  1. My first best friend was probably the little girl next door named Cassie. She had blonde curls and was always dressed girly-girl in flouncy dresses. I was a little tomboy in pants with a brunette pixie cut. There's a wonderful old B & W photo of us sitting on my house's front steps. We look like a little butch-femme couple, LOL! Genes will out, alright.

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    1. Hahaha! I love this, Debra. Such a cute story. And I bet that photo of the two of you is adorable. (I wish you'd share it!)

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    2. I've been thinking about posting it, actually. Must get it scanned into a digital version first though. The photo was taken on an old Kodak Brownie camera, LOL!

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    3. When Kodak was a huge name in photography! I'm certainly old enough to remember that...LOL...

      Looking forward to seeing that photo!

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  2. My best friend was Michel, he lived the house next to us,. His grand mother was living below his family and she was cooking us boy pancake... strangely we were best friend until his grand mother passed away!

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    1. You didn't use him for the pancakes, did you? Of course not :)

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  3. Somebody from elem. school who also shared the name Adam. We were also on the same team in baseball for a few years. We never had a single class together in high school, and I haven't seen or heard from him since graduation.

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    1. Some friends are in our lives for a period of time, and then they move on.

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  4. Someone from elem school also named Adam. Never had a class together in high school and after graduation I haven't seen or heard from him since then. One of the few my age that doesn't even have FB.

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    1. I know quite a few people that aren't on FB. They just aren't interested.

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  5. how sweet you both look, so close so dear, wow, my first best friend was in Montreal her name was Carole Desmarais I think it's been sooo long...but oh how i loved her, and we used to play with our dolls and run across a stream this is so clear it's unbelievable...Oh Martha, you are the sweetest, and google stole all my photos from Picasa and those I just took 361 from the Marina all gone into google just like that without my permission, I barely had a chance to even view them, some i wouldn't have posted, I don't know what to do. I threaten to delete them all, hey I've lost a lot more photos and better photos than those but it's for the principle. How can they do that?

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    1. It sounds like you and Carole had a lot of fun together. Special friends make our childhood that much more wonderful.

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  6. what a bighearted post. you were blessed to have each other. my best friend was name maryann. she came from alabama when she was about 3 years old. her sister annie would ride us on a bike - all 3 of us! we were very close. super post. cheers!!

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    1. Awww....sounds so sweet! I love reading all the comments my blog readers have left. There are so many wonderful childhood memories!

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  7. Good question, Martha! I guess my very first best friend in the world was my sister, Jo-Ann. She was 16 months older and we were inseparable for years into the future.
    Outside my family, my first best friend was a classmate, his name was LeRoy Butler.
    What a couple of cuites you and your brother were/are, Martha!

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    1. I read about your sister Jo-Ann on your blog, and love it! Sounds so much like my start with my brother. Sadly, I'm the only one here. He's the brother that died in 2011. I'm grateful for all the memories him and I made.

      Love the name 'Leroy Butler'. Has such a nice ring to it.

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  8. I think my best friend was a girl named Iris. We were much under ten years old!

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  9. Look at you (I would recognize you in a second!)
    Such sweet photos .
    My best friend was my cousin and still is ...we talk almost every day ...she lives in NS ...

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    1. Thanks, Margie. We were always together, so there are quite a few photos like that.

      How wonderful that your best friend from way back then is still so close to you!

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  10. You're lucky. My brother and I spent most of our time trying to kill each other!

    My best friend was my horse. Truly :)

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    1. I was very lucky, Wendy, and very grateful. Not all siblings get along. We were good together.

      I LOVE that your horse was your best friend. How sweet!

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  11. That is awesome that you and your brother were such good friends! My first best friend would be my sister. We never have done things exactly the same way (like you and your brother both leaving 3 peas), but we have different styles that compliment each other, for example she liked singing harmony while I generally liked singing melody--so it works perfectly!

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    1. Hahaha...yes, that certainly works out perfectly! How nice that you and your sister were best buddies as kids. I imagine it's no different now.

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  12. My bother and I were Irish twins. We did everything together but we fought! I do think that the less than a year apart are closer than twins. I always say we were worse than twins.

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    1. Boys will be boys... And sometimes they do fight. But remain quite close.

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  13. So wonderful that your brother and you were best friends growing up, and I love those photos. My first best friend was Terry, we met in first grade and remained best friends all through school!

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    1. I was very fortunate to have such a great brother to share my childhood with. Great fun!

      That's a nice long friendship with Terry! Did you two keep in touch after school was over?

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  14. The girl down the road. We just clicked. Great story, Martha.

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    1. Isn't it wonderful how you just click with some people. Some of my favourite childhood friends were like that.

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