Long-Term Friendships: One of Life’s Priceless Treasures

17458240_10208765236148442_6273871062508348761_nHotel room. Check. Fuel for vehicle. Check. Meals along the way. Check. Two days with college friends. Priceless. There are some things money can’t buy, For everything else there’s MasterCard.

Last month two of Linda’s sorority sisters Jean and Debi, came to visit. Husbands Don and John came too.  They drove one entire day to get here from Kansas City. It took them two days to get back. We shared memories, told stories and laughed a lot. We men learned that our spouses are not quite as angelic as they would like us to believe.

One week earlier my friend and fraternity brother Steve and his wife Jana came to visit. Steve and I went to a sports bar to watch March Madness games. Linda and Jana hosted a wedding shower. The bride? The soon to be daughter-in-law of another fraternity brother Marty.

Linda and I are both blessed to have sorority sisters and fraternity brothers with whom we still keep in contact. There is something very special about a friendship that has lasted decades.

You’ve Got a Friend In Me

You’ve Got a Friend in Me is a song written and first recorded by Randy Newman. Originally written as the theme song for the 1995 Disney/Pixar animated film Toy Story, it has since become the theme song for its sequels, Toy Story 2 (1999) and Toy Story 3 (2010) as well as a musical leitmotif throughout the whole Toy Story franchise. The song was nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, but lost both to “Colors of the Wind” from Disney’s Pocahontas

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10 Responses to Long-Term Friendships: One of Life’s Priceless Treasures

  1. Janet Love says:

    I loved today’s post and music and agree that Long-term Friendships are One of Life’s Priceless Treasures. My Dad would have been 100 this Thursday April 27, 2017. My brother and sister-two of my priceless long-term friendships came to St. Louis this weekend. I had no idea how many treasures were in my house that I had been storing for my parents. Dad also had/has a storage facility here in St. Louis. So we spend two days going through everything and making as many decisions as we could. We shared many memories, took photos of those treasures, and they each left with their cars full, I have boxes in my garage to take things to two of my favorite places to recycle and give our treasures a new life for someone else to treasure. My Dad had a Christmas list of over 100 family and friends and the boxes and boxes of photos and letters, and cards are a testimony to those friendships he had for his lifetime. Happy 100th Birthday Dad!

  2. Mike Gamber says:

    Awesome Brad, what a great visit, you have great friends because you guys are great friends!

  3. Mark Voelpel says:

    Brad, hello to an old friend who I remember fondly from my Southwestern Bell days. Your blog looks great and does a fine job of telling people about the important things in life. Hope you and your family are doing well.


  4. Jane fritz says:

    Warmed my heart. Thank you

  5. Jean says:

    It was our pleasure to visit you and Linda. Though short, it was sweet!
    This poem by Susan Polis Schutz comes to mind: You are always my friend, if I see you today or if I see you a year from now, if I talk to you today or if I talk to you a year from now. You are always my friend, and though through the years we will change, it doesn’t matter what I do or it doesn’t matter what you do. Throughout our lifetime you are always my friend.

    • Ann says:

      What a great poem, Jean! Agree wholeheartedly with that poem. I feel so blessed to have great friends.

  6. Ali says:

    What a heart warming song, too!! Can’t believe how wonderful that little girl could sing❣

  7. Mike Tinnon says:

    I love it!! 🙂

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