When I was in college in the 70's, I also worked at a movie theater.
I was the Day Cashier. Impressive, no? I would work my little day shift because my classes were at night. The Night Cashier did just the opposite. She came in as I was ready to leave for the day. We usually overlapped about half an hour.
Each day, we would talk for that brief period of time. She would share her day as I counted up the receipts from the afternoon matinees. At which point she would take over her Night Cashier duties.
I would look forward to our afternoons in the Cashier's Booth, sharing our days and lives. And our friendship grew.
That was over 35 years ago.
Here's my friend, Pam and me, circa 1977:
Since then, we have shared much, much life. As Pam likes to say, "I've known you longer than I haven't."
Here we are at Disneyland. Our favorite place to meet.
To this day we are constantly sharing. Not just the big stuff, like births and deaths, but the little things, like what we're having for dinner or what color nail polish we're wearing, or a TV show she thinks I might enjoy. (Thanks for turning me on to PSYCH!)
We text pretty much every day. We send each other little this-reminded-me-of-you surprises in the mail. Sometimes we just send cards.
Just this last week, she sent me a postcard from her city town(?) of Hanford (which I always mock as not being a real place, but that's not important right now).
When I was at Blissdom in Nashville a few weeks ago, the kind folks at Hallmark sponsored a booth where you could send cards to anyone you wanted to on their dime. Is there anyone, they asked, that is special to you? If so, tell them.
My first thought was my BFF, Pam. She is currently struggling with MS and I thought a card would cheer her.
I know she knows I love and appreciate her. But I think it's important to say it often.
Then they asked, "Would you like to make a video, too?" (You can guess how I responded to that question.)
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/38868516 w=400&h=225]
The generous folks at Hallmark have offered to partner with MBFCF to offer the following giveaway:
A ten pack of beautiful Hallmark Greeting Cards!
I love the idea of having a greeting card ready to send when the mood strikes. (I can feel myself racking up "cool" points already.)
1) To enter this drawing, please leave a comment on this post and answer the following question:
• Who is special to you and what would you tell them?
To enter this drawing, please leave your comment on this post and I'll choose a winner on Friday, March 23rd, 2011 at 8 PST.
I know you all have someone who is special to you. Please, don't wait. Tell them.