Friends

Blue Window

Ruby
My dear "childhood friend" is blogging! I hope you will go and visit her as "Ruby" at Blue Window. If you scroll down you’ll find a post full of way too nice things being said about yours truly.

As she mentions in her post, by sheer force of will we created what was probably the first and last ever Episcopal/Southern Baptist cooperative youth program. Although we grew up in a place where prejudice ruled, somehow the message of the gospel got through to both of us and informs the lives we live now as Episcopal civil rights lawyer and United Church of Christ pastor.

Ruby’s father was a hero of my childhood, and you can read a little more about him here.

Reconnecting with Ruby has been one of the great gifts of Google. Going to visit her last summer,
meeting her partner and younger son, catching up about her older
children and having her meet mine when they came to
Vacationland–priceless!

10 thoughts on “Blue Window”

  1. What a wonderful story!
    My best friend of over 10 years now described me yesterday as “old shoes.” At first I was a little taken aback, but it’s really the best compliment…we are comfortable, easy, companionable, can finish each other’s sentences.

  2. I am finally home from the office long enough to say “thank you, Songbird.” Love you.

  3. And you didn’t mention how gorgeous her hair is. Thanks for sharing your friend with us.

  4. I’m on my way over to check out your friend’s site, but I wanted to say how beautiful her hair is!!! Both you and your friend are encouraging to me in this “growing out the grey” transition time.

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