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Mar 01, 2011



This is one of the sweetest, most heartfelt blog entries I've read in a very, very long time! Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories with us!


I also often think of friends past who I've lost touch with over the years. Yes, even in the internet age, it's possible to lose touch. I think about tracking them down, but I'm hesitant for so many reasons. Part of me is afraid that if I were to find out their lives hadn't turned out in the best way, I would be heartbroken I loved them so. Does that sound silly?


This is a really nice post. I also have childhood friends that i have lost touch with, they haunt my dreams and my thoughts every now and then. When I think about these friends i remember how magical that time of life seemed. So many things were exciting and new, sleepover parties were the best times and there was so much silliness and laughter.
Just last weekend I tried to re-create that by having an old fashioned sleepover with some new-ish friends. We're all in our mid-late 20's, but it was still awesome to put my bed on the living room floor, order pizza, eat candy, play games, talk, laugh, and watch silly movies from our childhood days. What would we be without friends?!


I am calling my long-time best friend right now.

Meli (Blush + Jelly)

This letter made me remember of my childhood best friend. We also "broke up" at the beginning of high school. We were also like sisters, I almost lived in here house during the summer and was always included in their family plans (and vice versa).

I am going to write her a letter today...I think it will be back many great memories.


jena, you are such a good writer. i can see it all, really, and it takes me right back to childhood sleepovers with girls i haven't seen or heard from in years. (um, seriously, have you ever thought of writing a book?) this is really haunting, like the way alyssa says her long-lost friends haunt her thoughts and dreams--like i'm sure we all feel when our deep memories are stirred by things like this. keep at the writing, please! and keep sharing it with us!
the only thing i can say falls under the heading of 'make/do' right now is an ongoing project: i'm upholstering my little sofa. which is a ridiculous project, but really kind of manageable, since i have a good (yes, long-time) friend helping me every step of the way. it's almost finished! http://laurabrownart.wordpress.com/2011/02/28/getting-there/


Aw, she is going to love reading that! You do have a good way with words (obviously, as you have a successful blog :o) and anyone would love to receive as nice a letter as this!

My project that came to completion this week was my very first batch of homebrew! I tried some last night for the first time and it was So Good. I'm calling it Halo Cat Hefe, after our cat.

I also bought a bread machine on CraigsList on Friday and have used it three times in five days. I'm making beer & smoked cheddar bread right now and it smells sooooo good!


OMG, HAI RENAI! Where's my yogurt maker? ;o)

emery jo

awww.... you guys were like two peas in a pod. what a beautiful letter!!


homebrew and bread? i think i just found my new best friend.


Jena, you are the greatest. You make me feel things, you surprise me. I'll read your blog forever.

Anyways, I started making a stained glass window!!! It's for a class in college, but it doesn't matter, I'm having so much fun I don't care about grades or anything. It's very fun indeed to make/do something different, out of the normal business.


wow, this is so sweet! what fun memories, ah the things we do as kids, so silly! and how lovely you remember it so well! she must have been a real special friend. i hope you hear from her!

Lindsey @ Yarnia

I love this! It's really amazing how often my childhood best friend pops into my head, considering I haven't talked to her in probably 15 years, even just scenes from her house setting the backdrop to my thoughts as I'm reading/knitting/thinking/whatever. It's occurred to me over the years how having that kind of connection to someone was like a little version of being in love; I had no idea how unique that kind of friendship was at the time. Thank you for drawing it closer to the surface!

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