Thank you all for the sweet comments on my “Blog Friends” post. I actually shed a few tears (happiness tears) reading through your comments.
First, never feel like you have to comment. I enjoy comments but they are not expected and of course, don’t feel like you have to just write “agree”. I do the same thing on blogs I read. Sometimes it’s just . . what can I say that hasn’t already been said so I say nothing. I usually read blog posts in bed on my tablet and since I don’t like typing on that, I always plan to respond on the computer the next day and never remember so I understand about reading and not commenting.
Another thing – for those who call me “Judy in Texas”, it’s ok if you keep doing that. I don’t mind. 🙂 But, here’s a funny story. When my parents first got married, dad worked on the pipeline and they lived in different places in my area of Texas, once near Abilene. Dad told me that when they were living somewhere in that area, there was a little girl about 3 and she lived near where they finished up their day on the pipeline and she would be out waiting for the guys every day and she would talk their ears off. Her name was Judy and my dad told me that right then, he said “If we ever have a daughter, we’re naming her Judy”. Several of y’all saying “Judy in Texas” reminded me of that story. Wonder where that Judy is today.
I wasn’t sure where it was exactly that he had come across that little girl so I called him this morning and asked “Where was it that y’all lived where that little girl, Judy, was? She talked all the time.” Dad said “At our house! You talked ALL THE TIME!” I know I did and I still do.
Another thing – I always feel like I have friends all over the country. When I was driving back and forth from Texas to Missouri all the time, Vince would say “Call me if you need help along the way” and I always thought . . I’d just write a blog post about where I was and asked someone near me to call me because I do feel like you all are that kind of friend . . you’d come help me if I needed help and I hope you feel like if you are ever in my area and need help, I’m here for you.
Vince would say “Would you spend the night at a stranger’s house?” I would explain that my blog readers aren’t strangers. He never quite understood that but after all . . he married the girl he met on the internet so who is he to question whether internet friends are good people! Seriously, I know about safety and before I’d spend the night at someone’s house, I’d ask them to show me their sewing room or yarn stash and then I’d know for sure they’re good people. 🙂