More To Come.........
NOTE: On Thanksgiving Day afternoon, my dear friend Betty G. fell at the home where she and her family all always have Thanksgiving Dinner, breaking her hip quite badly! 911 was called and off to the Hospital she went. On Monday morning she was successfully operated on and is doing incredibly well....They couldn't operate until Monday because her blood levels had to get to some better numbers showing that her blood had thickened sufficiently to be safe.....I spoke to her late this afternoon---talk about resiliency---and she sounds amazing for a person who has been through as much as she has in the last 5 days......Do send positive thoughts and prayers her way for a very speedy and full recovery....I know she will be most grateful as will her dear family and all of us who love her so very very much, too. She is so very precious to so very many people......
I've always loved the fact that you have retained so many friendships from your youth. That seems to be a rare thing today. My best wishes for recovery for Betty!
PLEASE tell Betty G that we are praying for her quick recovery. I hope that she won't get pneumonia, as so many older people do when they break a hip. Mr. kenju will be devastated when I tell him!!
Naomi, you must have millions of photos from your past! I love seeing
all of them!
Oh I just had to post and send my heartfelt wishes for a VERY full and speedy recovery for Betty, so shocked to hear about her fall and operation. Chin up Betty and get well soon, love you lots!!! Best wishes, Linda (Barefoot in the Park) xxx
Ditto to Geewits' comment.
I'm sorry about your friend and I hope all is well.
I am so impressed how you hold on to your fiends also. It is a tribute to both you and your friends.
Rabies is just too cute and I see he has wormed his way into their life also.
I am so sorry about Betty but today recovery from hip fracture is amazing. My mother had one and completely recovered.
My prayers and wishes for a really rapid recovery.
I woke up this morning with Michael saying"you must read Naomi's blog today" so with my cup of coffee I got to wake up to your beautiful blog with all your beautiful pictures! Thank you, thank you, we love you so much! xo, Audrey
I will send out good thoughts for Betty
I love all the photos
especially the older ones, looks like they could have come right out of one of my old albums
the hair, clothes
and Oy! Great Neck, gotta love Great Neck
I love seeing pictures of people over time, seeing how they age. Audrey looks younger than she did in her wedding picture. Marriage must agree with her. :-) I'll say a prayer and sent good thoughts to Betty for a speedy recovery.
You must be an awesome person - because you keep your friends forever it seems!
Please know that good thoughts are heading out for Betty! I feel like I know her just from reading your blog...
There are so many people that need prayers today in the blog world! Sending good wishes to Betty.
I love all the photos but especially the black and white shots. Wonderful.
Rabies doesn't miss an opportunity to get in every possible photo does he! :D
I am wishing Betty a quick recovery - it seems like we know her so well because of the entires you have wirtten - so I'm sending good thought to a friend!
What a great story and photo!
And hugs and prayers for a complete and speedy recovery to Betty G!
It's so neat that you have so many long friendships! And now Rabies is getting to experience them too :)
My good thoughtbeams are going out to Betty G. for a very speedy recovery.
What wonderful moments with dear friends!!
Wishing your dear friend Betty a speedy recovery!
I'm so sorry to hear about Betty and will certainly say a prayer for a full recovery.
Otherwise the post was a lovely family history and such a delightful photo of your mother and the children and you and the children.
What a fantastic experience to actually marry a couple - and after 18 years it seems to be working. Well done:)
I've enjoyed reading your friendship with all your friends and what a lovely walk down memory lane.
Sorry to hear about Betty, best regards and a big big hug from Singapore :D
I am so sorry about Betty G and I send my best wishes for her quick recovery!
I will come back soon to see "The Franks and "rabies". I must to turn off the pc because heavy rain is comming soon...
PS: I just updated my post about Plumerias with photos specially taken for you! I hope you like them.
What wonderful photos of all of you so many years ago. How lucky you are to be able to find all of them!
Best wishes to Betty G. for a quick recovery. Let's hope the new hip is as good or better than the old one!
I hope Betty is feeling better soon. That's so tough as we age and fall.
First of all: I wish the very best for Betty G.
Bring the very best wishes from me and RennyBA.
You can see us live just now:
So, then it's about time to comment your post.
I allways read your stories about family and friend and experiences with great interest.
I will say: The most important history book of American Theater in the past 60 years.
I'm really happy to have found your blog - and it's very inspiring and easy to comment your posts.
You know why?
Because you are a professional communicator.
And you are the sweetest commentor of all. 'cause you are so honest.
Have a great time.
ps. I'm sitting here in Mariestad with RennyBa and DianeCA. But miss Anna and the Cats and the 6 tiny Kittens.
My best wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery for Betty.
I always love the old photos and stories!
Such a nice visit! And such lovely remembrances.
You married them? Is there anything you didn't do :)
I hope Betty is okay.
That is sad. My MIL fell while she was here at our home for Thanksgiving also. She fell off our front porch step.. We had told her to go out the back door because the front step was to steep. But no she wanted to go out the front door and her dog jerked on her and down she went.. So she broke her wrist.. We spent half the evening in the hospital.. Yikes..
Sending all my best thoughts to Betty G. Lovely photos, she really looks so much the same age! You in your marrying robe! Bless you! Blessings to Betty G!
What a nice visit with your dear friends! Rabies was right there visiting away too!! :)
I am so very sorry to hear about Betty. I will certainly keep her in my prayers and pray that all goes well and she'll have a quick recovery.
Amazing three siblings from one family marrying three siblings from another,I love it.
My heart jumped into my throat when I saw your note about Betty,sending her tons of good thoughts and prayers for a full and quicky recovery. Poor love :(
Thoughts and prayers for Betty G, her doctors, care takers to come and friends who will stay with her during her recovery. May it be speedy and thorough.
I'm so sorry to hear about Betty G, and I am saying a prayer for her and her family this very moment.
I'm happy that you've been able to reunite with old friends and introduce them to your newest friend, Rabies. That monkey sure attracts some wonderful and interesting people!
Happy December, my friend! Enjoy the season!! xo
Thinking of Betty and hope for the best!
You have so many great pictures and tell so wonderful stories - great and interesting read from your rich life.
This wonderful moment with great friends was so nice - thanks for sharing!
As you know from TorAa - we had a great time in Sweden this weekend :-)
Love seeing you doing Cross-Stitching. You have great photos!
I remember the post you did with you as Reverend and the Bride and the Groom. Nice seeing you with your dear friends. I also think that Rabies enjoyed very much meeting all your friends!
Naomi, thanks for your thoughts on the Good Wife they were worth thinking about and please keep them coming if we were all the same life would be so boring..
Dorothy from grammology
From what I've read about your Mother I get the feeling she was a woman with a very good heart...like the time she arranged to help pay for John Taras' education in dance.
I noticed from the pictures you posted that you and your Mom hang the paintings on your walls in a similar way. Kevin
Love the pics! Rabies is too cute!
Hey we were watching All In The Family last night and your friend Betty was on there! It was a great episode (she was the neighbor with the italian husband).
I know i've told you several times how much I love Carroll O'Connor!
I scrolled down and began reading posts I've missed. I'm hoping that as I make my way upwards to more recent posts that there is good news about Betty's recovery.
The Franks seem like a wonderful family. What marvelous friends they've been for so many years. I love the deep connection you have to them. Rabies is cute!!
Oh my gosh! My heart skipped a beat. How is she now Naomi?
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