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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Who Says You Can’t Go Home?

Before I had the Southern Girl Gang, I had the JUGs.  No, not jugs – the JUGs.  Just Us Girls. 

Who are these girls?  They are some of the most wonderful women on the planet and right now they are making me laugh out loud because they are burning up Facebook with comments and plans for this weekend. 

We will be getting together again with the girls we grew up with.  Some of us have been friends since before first grade while others have only really connected within the last few years.  Thank you Facebook and your amazing superpowers. 

The last time we were together was this past Summer.  We floated in the lake all day, cooked at night,  played board games and picked our teams by who had a uterus and who didn’t, and drank a little.  Okay, a lot. 

And we called boys.  Boys we went to junior high and high school with.  Let me ask you something. What would you do if your phone rang in the middle of the night and it was a group of drunk giggling 45 year old women asking if your husband was home?  Actually, we spoke to his daughter.  She said he was sleeping and couldn’t wake him up.  I think she said he had to get up early for something (work maybe?) but said she would leave a note telling him some girls from school called.  Can you just imagine the look on his face when he saw that?  We (I say we – it was really only one of the girls who did all the calling but none of us stopped her) also called a few others boys but they were single so that was totally okay, right?

I have to say if you asked me graduation night in May 1983 if we would still be hanging out together 28 years later, in my heart I would have hoped so but didn’t think it was realistic. 

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Sometimes it’s good to be wrong. 

Toodles y’all!

12 comments:

Karron G. said...

Oh my goodness you are such a great creative writer, and down right funny!! My only regret is that I look hideous in this photo. Can I sign up for a retake? I Can't wait to see you again =)

grace kay said...

ha ha! this post totally killed me, i can imagine the look on the guys' face when he got the message lol.
sounds like a great bunch of girls to do life with :D

starnes family said...

That is so awesome!!!!!!!

Out of My Mind said...

Thanks Leiah! As usual I enjoyed hanging with you for a while.

You are so lucky you have a group like this.
My daughter does too. I moved away and lost contact with my high school chums. When I went to college I was older than the others because I waited to have kids first. End product = I have JUGS (original meaning) but not JUGS like yours. kt

Stuff could always be worse said...

This is wonderful to have good friends for such a long time! I do hope you have fun
kim

QueenBee said...

Life is about living. Enjoy it. Priceless

Mitzi said...

Great post my friend! Yes, sometimes it is good to be wrong!

Sandy Ruth said...

WOW, can I relate! I recently went to a Girl Scout reunion and spent the day with friends I hadn't seen in forty years. We had such a great time. Laughs, tears, stories we'd forgotten. We're lucky to have such great friends.

Sandy Nachlinger
co-author with Sandra Allen of IOU SEX

Aunt Crazy said...

I used to have real jugs but surgery gave me normal beewbies but I really wish I had your kind of JUGS! I mean, I have the SGG and all and I love y'all, but there are a few friends I had in jr high that I would love to get to know again now that we are adults.

I'm so glad y'all had a great time and I can not imagine the look on that man's face but can you imagine what his daughter must have been thinking...LOL

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

That's wonderful that you've stayed friends!

Sandy Ruth said...

To Aunt Crazy: Get on Facebook. I found a whole passel of friends from elementary school, junior high, and high school there. We've shared a ton of pictures and are having a great time reminiscing.

Kittie Howard said...

Hi, I'm dropping in from the Friday Blog Hop. And, me sha, from one Louisianian to another, you rock. Loved your blog. I'm following you now. (Geaux Tigers!)