Thursday, July 16, 2009

St. Olaf Sweeties

This week my mom had a fun "reunion" with the 5 girls she so loved while she was in college at St. Olaf in Minnesota. (These girls are all Norwegians!!) They came from San Fransisco, Seattle, Virginia and Los Angeles. Our camp was the perfect setting for the friends who hadn't seen each other in 55 years to meet!! 55 years!They were quite the "hotties" back in the day...

Here they are travelling down memory lane and looking at pictures. At dinner one night they sang their St. Olaf song for the staff...hilarious!! The chorus says "Um Ya Ya, Um Ya Ya.." (those silly Norwegians and their songs..)

They were all so cute, and they took cute pictures too!

Another one of their cute poses.
This next picture is my favorite. So, naturally I forced them to re-create it...

canes and all!!!!
What a blessing to have friendships that last through the years. This week has really made me realize the importance of making time with those who mean so much, and more importantly, making the effort! Life gets so busy, but what could be more important than the friends who were part of our lives and made such an impact on us!
Thank you so much, Joan, Grace, Kay, Ann-Marie and Carol for making the journey for friendship's sake! What a pleasure to meet you all! Thank you for being a part of my mom's life!

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Kim said...

Precious! I love their old pics and that they are reconnecting again this week! They look like they are having fun!

Julie said...

WOW!! That's all I can say. What a wonderful reunion and amazing they have remained friends for 55 years.

Kristi said...

What a neat post and what a neat bunch of ladies! Those pictures are the best!!!! I hope I am fiesty like that one day.