Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Rose Sisterhood

Last night I drove to the big town to have dinner with some old long-time Friends. We're a group of women who once worked together at an insurance company, way back in the 80s. I'm the newbie in the bunch, since I was the last to join the company in 1985!

Since then, the company closed and we ended up in different places, sometimes at the same place. We've managed all these years to get together on a semi-regular basis. We started calling ourselves the Rose Sisterhood because 1) we always eat at Rose Cafe and 2) we had recently read Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood as part of the Smalltown Mom book club (which consisted of me passing books around the office).

Last night's dinner was the first in many months, as one of our group just finished chemo for breast cancer and she was finally feeling well enough to go out. "V" is supermom and superfriend. She has the biggest heart and I think she keeps us all together. We reflected on seeing each other's children born, and now the children are grown! Time flies.

We decided on a new venue for our next dinner. "A" and her husband recently bought a neighborhood bar. So we're going to go there next (but A doesn't know it yet!).

Here's to my Rose Sisters!


Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

A newbie since 1985?

I have a Ya-Ya Sisterhood bunch from my old neighborhood and we still gather regularly. The best, huh?

dkuroiwa said...

I absolutely love it when old friends get together. I missed doing that this summer.
And the Ya-Ya's? LOVE them!! Those books were the kind that I loved so much, I was afraid to see the movie~~you know how it the book, but the movie sucked~~I wasn't disappointed in that movie, some may disagree, but...I thought it was great!!
I gotta find me some new Ya-Ya's!!

Anonymous said...

Ya-Ya's are the best!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

You need to head over to Hollywood: Where Hot Comes to Die and enter to win a book for your friend. She sounds like just the person Suzy is looking to give that book to.

Vanessa said...

What a cool group of friends!

Louise said...

I love that you've kept this up for so long. I've had a group try it, but they can't keep it together. I think going to the same place might be one of the things that is good for you. But the new place sounds like a terrific idea!

smalltownmom said...

So I took Jenn's advice and SQUEEE, I won the book for my friend!