Isn't technology a great asset to meeting new friends?
Many years ago we met a young lady at a wine tasting and we have remained friends on Facebook. When I lived in Oregon, we would meet about once a year. She lives about 40 miles from me, so we would meet in the middle. More often than not, since her town was so small, she'd come to Portland for retail therapy or culture, so we'd meet closer to my house. Sometimes she would bring Morgan (her daughter who was maybe 7-8)(now driving .... I don't know how that is possible!!) They got to know Mr. Ralph as well. They did come to visit me in Maui but they all had the flu so we did not get together!
Wasn't it just last year that a young friend of Mr. Ralph's (whom we had never met in person) brought his new wife to Maui for a speedy Valentine's weekend? So fun!
This week a young woman who once commented on this blog, is coming to Maui and we are going to get together. She and her hubby visit Maui almost every year and are dreaming of retiring here. From Tennessee! I hope we get to spend a few hours together. I love being a resident information sharer! And I have friends here who remain even though their children move to the mainland, their husbands have died ... and they are approaching old age (which is always 20 years older than me ....).
In May another young couple will be spending a week here at Kawailani Circle. He worked for Mr. Ralph's company for many, many years. Despite the 25 year age difference, we always manage to find something in common. Lisa and Kerry remain connected to me via Facebook and I was flattered that they would want to spend their anniversary with me!
Living in Paradise may be conducive to having friends as well. Who wouldn't want to come visit?