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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

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Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
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Posted - Feb 28 2019 :  04:46:22 AM  Show Profile
This poem really made me smile this morning. A great way to start the day!
Dawn in IL

Lunch with Girlfriends
By Kathy O’Malley

Elaine’s vertigo has never been worse
Kay can’t recall where she left her purse
Rhonda’s about to replace her knees
Linda’s breathing is tinged with a wheeze

Donna’s left boob has a troublesome lump
Diane’s on her third trip to take a dump
Lorraine’s husband can’t remember a thing
Nine years a widow, Marge still wears her ring

Marlene is dealing with another UTI
Sally’s giving a hearing aid another try
Marie has decided she can’t drive at night
Sharon still wears clothes two sizes too tight

They’ve been through divorces and babies and wakes
They do for each other whatever it takes
They’ve already buried Marcia and Kate
And truthfully, Lizzie’s not looking so great

So whenever they can, they get out to eat
Open bottles of wine and forget their sore feet
There’s laughing and crying and letting down guards
And when the bill comes, there’s ten credit cards

So here’s to the waiters who keep orders straight
And to the places that let lunches run three hours late
And here’s to the girlfriends, those near and those far
Here’s to the girlfriends, you know who you are

In winter the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity. ~John Burroughs, "The Snow-Walkers," 1866

YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5800 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5800 Posts

Posted - Feb 28 2019 :  06:34:11 AM  Show Profile
Dawn thanks from the bottom of my heart for posting about girlfriends. I can relate to at least half of them. You and Kathy O'Malley have made my morning and day.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4417 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4417 Posts

Posted - Feb 28 2019 :  1:23:17 PM  Show Profile
Glad I made you laugh today Sara. Kathy was a writer for the Chicago Tribune and had a morning show on WGN radio. Sadly she retired a few years ago but I am hoping she will write a book someday soon.

Dawn in IL

In winter the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity. ~John Burroughs, "The Snow-Walkers," 1866
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
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Posted - Feb 28 2019 :  4:35:17 PM  Show Profile
Thanks Dawn for this poem that just speaks to the everyday experiences "unfiltered". This is the way life can be sometimes and for sure, our girlfriends can be a major help in tough times!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - Mar 01 2019 :  04:03:52 AM  Show Profile
The truth of life. a good poem, and you got to laugh sometimes.

Farming in WI

Michele
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firecatinc
True Blue Farmgirl

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Lenora
Fulks Run VA
USA
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Posted - Mar 01 2019 :  12:30:10 PM  Show Profile
Really cool

Nora
Farmgirl Sister #7131
Farmgirl of the Month, January 2017
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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

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Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3602 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2019 :  10:18:44 AM  Show Profile
Such a sweet poem, Dawn! Girlfriends made me smile,!

Farmgirl sister #3926

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

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Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4417 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2019 :  3:11:23 PM  Show Profile
I'm glad all of you enjoyed this poem as much as I did. "Girlfriends" are the best!

Dawn in IL

In winter the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity. ~John Burroughs, "The Snow-Walkers," 1866
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craftingram
True Blue Farmgirl

521 Posts

Karin
Nashville In
USA
521 Posts

Posted - Mar 03 2019 :  05:56:23 AM  Show Profile
Love this poem! Thanks for posting it.

Karin
Sister #2708

Romans 8: 38,39
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MBurns
True Blue Farmgirl

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Marlene
Swisher IA
USA
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Posted - Mar 05 2019 :  3:08:57 PM  Show Profile
Great poem

Farmgirl friends are fun.
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