Cindy and I have been friends since we were nine. Her Dad had a job at Honeywell and was transferred to Minneapolis from Florida to work on a project. Her family came to stay with us on our farm through Farm Vacations. Our farm was listed as a working farm that would accommodate guests during the summer months. Cindy and I were inseparable during that summer. I have so many fond memories of doing things with her. We became pen pals, although we weren't very good at writing some of the time. Our family was pleasantly surprised when they got in touch with us 7 years later and wanted to spend the summer again! It was another wonderful summer with the two of us doing most everything together. Since the summers of our childhood, we have kept track of each other. Cindy has been up to visit me and I have been down to visit her. Although we no longer write, we do call or send cards. It is like we have never been apart, picking up right where we left off.
It was so great seeing Cindy. I hope that I don't take so long to do it again. Her family was so gracious to help me out with this and to put me up for three days. Thank you! It was a treat for me to get away too. Things have been stressful and the break was just what I needed. Another item I regrettably cross off my list. Oh, the letter that I couldn't send (from my 40 cards in 40 days) was to Cindy. I didn't want to tip her off that I was going to come down to see her.