One of the best facets of our blog friends must be their open hearts and their generosity. We visit each other now and again during the week and we form the 21st century version of old-fashioned Pen Pals… I have a hometown friend who has a Japanese Pen Pal with whom she has been corresponding since elementary school. They were paired during the 50’s after reading an article in My Weekly Reader. The two recently met when his family visited the United States. Amazing these days when many marriages don’t last but a few years that her long distance friendship has lasted for so many decades.
While blogging does not have the decades-old history of pen pals, it has introduced us to amazing women who share their stories so willingly…and it’s not just their wisdom and encouragement, but also their talents that they share. Nowhere is that so evident as in the many swap sites and groups that exist…and in the giveaways that we have seen here among the Pink Saturday ladies….Let me show you what I mean. Now don’t be jealous…I visited with Miz Mollye http://mizmollye.blogspot.com/ one Pink Saturday when she was hosting a giveaway and I WON!
The package arrived wrapped in a bright PINK mailer and was jam-packed with presents!
Fun and funky hoop earrings, a sparkly purse, glitzy earrings and crystal-diamond necklace…
Just look at that bling, would you? And the purse is so dang cute I’m carrying it tomorrow to a concert…I have a tunic top with the same pattern look and the same colors…deep PINK, of course.
But the most amazing gift of all, yes, there’s still more…is a fabulous mixed-media altered art book that she created!!! It’s titled Meet the Sisters,,,Telling our Story…
The pages each have a theme or a quality or a source of joy…as this one which explores the mood “Pensive”
or a spirit of nostalgia…
The “lingerie” page carries its own fun message. and “Little Ladies” is just the sweetest page ever.
This page with its poetry about a Mother’s Love is may be my favorite. There is a page dedicated to dance
and the book ends with a page filled with Pink and dedicated to “Romance”.
So we may not have been pen pals for decades, but I have found a sweet friend in Miz Mollye in Louisiana . And it’s all because another sweet gal named Beverly had an idea for a series of blog posts! Speaking of Beverly, she made the super suggestion that we tell about blogs we have visited on P.S. Well, I visited Treasia’s blog Stepp Into My World http://steppintomyworld.blogspot.com/ she has lots of vintage pink to share. Enjoy the day…stay in with a cup of tea and stay warm…Central Texas won’t be much above freezing all day…we Girls Raised In The South aren’t used to so much cold! Thank Heavens for blogs!