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Slumber Party Pals Become Lifelong Friends

Slumber Party Pals Become Lifelong Friends

I first met Reva back in high school. It was her sophomore year and my junior year. I was at a table with her and a bunch of people she knew, and I was too shy back then to say much beyond “hello.” We really got to know each other some months later, at a slumber party for a girl we both knew. The birthday girl snubbed all of her guests by spending the entire night talking to a boy. Reva and I had a great connection and I enjoyed talking to her. My mom took her home the next day, after the party. After that, we lost touch. I saw her and said hello, but it wasn’t until after I graduated from high school that we started to hang out together. This was back in 1983. Since then, we have taken vacations together, and done countless things together. She has cheered me on, seen me fall, picked me back up and wanted to hurt the person who had hurt me. She has laughed and cried with me, been there when my parents passed away, and is always a comfort when I am feeling ill. We share many things in common, and we also have a our share of disagreements, but I would never stop being her friend. She’s like the sister I never had.

- Mary Saelens, Rock Island, Ill.

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1 Jamie M { 03.07.11 at 6:44 pm }

Mary this was an awesome story!! So glad that you got to share your story with so many people!! It’s awesome that you guys have been friends since high school! Most friendships don’t last that long anymore!! Good job on the story!!

2 Mary S. (Author of this) { 03.02.11 at 9:52 pm }

Spelling errors, and one incomplete sentence, but I am honored that it was chosen. There was a lot more detail that I could have said, but I believe you had a limited amount of words, but that’s ok. Thank you to whomever made this possible, you have really brightened up my day!

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