Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Many of you may not know that I used to be a "Rainbow Girl". I found this photo the other day while looking for some "back in the day photo's" for facebook.

So my Hunk is on the far left. Then you have on of my BFF's Susie, then you have Eric and then me (momma aka DORKO), then Mitch, then another BFF Terri (who 12 days after this photo was taken was killed by a drunk driver while on her way to pick me up from school) and then Brian (Terri's boyfriend at the time). We all hung out together. This was a big part of the people in our "Group of friends". We had many happy memories and some sad ones too.

This was at my "Installation of Worthy Advisor"...... I am right in the middle with the big pink dress... I had this dress made special for this night. My how styles change! I remember us all wearing these "hoops" under our dresses and we even had to learn how to properly sit in them so they didn't fly up in the front... We also had to learn that when you sit down you don't wipe your entire back side before sitting to make sure your dress is smooth.... I believe they said nobody wanted to see that.... lol

Many of my friends, mainly GUY friends would ask what we did. They thought we MADE BREAD. LOL......

We had to learn verbage for the installation, many were verses from the bible, I struggled that night. A bit of stage fright and a bit of I was too busy hanging out with my friends to study enough.... BAD MOVE.... It was embarrassing not remember all my "lines" but I made it through....

I miss my friends in the photo. I miss the fun times we had but we all grow up and move on. I still talk to Susie from time to time. She is married with two adorable little ones. I miss Terri like crazy but still have a relationship with her parents and brother. We still talk to Mitch who now has three beautiful children and a sweet and pretty wife. Eric we don't see very often but he is now married and has two children. His little sister is one of my very best friends.

Brian we also don't see very often. He married a good friend of ours, Tina, and they had a beautiful daughter. Unfortunately, the relationship didn't work out and they both remarried. A few years ago my sweet friend, Tina, died in a car accident and Brian and I met each other at the hospital. Instantly sparking old memories of when our Terri died. Just like I do with Terri I also miss Tina very much. She was an extraordinary mother to four children and had a wonderful marriage.

So as you can see, with our happy memories of the past there are sprinkles of sad ones too. Just as there is in every ones life.

This picture though........it makes me SMILE. Nothing but happy fun times that night (and so many others)......

Ciao Bellas~


  1. Fun and sad always do seem to go together. I remember those pretty, ruffily, wide, dresses. I chose to go with a Toga dress, I like being the odd ball sometimes I guess. Thank you so much for all that you share. I needed a laugh.

  2. Hey midRae! I remember the Toga dresses too. And I think being an odd ball sometimes is a good thing.....might be because I am one....but I'm still going with that one!

    Happy 2'sday!!

  3. Don't know what Rainbow Girls are - only know the bread (smile). Very thought provoking blog, tho - about friends who have moved on to heaven and maintaining the relationship with those still around. I love your older-days pictures - they always make me chuckle - you don't EVEN want to see what we wore in the 70's! Bell bottoms and elephant legs anyone?

  4. I had a dress with a hoop. I loved it so.

  5. What a lovely picture of special times with friends. Losing a friend right after that picture was taken was was kind of like a gift ... Terri kind of saying "Remember me and the happy times ... and don't forget to cherish each other."
    You looked beautiful that night, but not as beautiful as you are now.
    I forgot to tell you how much I love that pic of you jumping from the contest post!

  6. I want to know what kind of shoes Hunk has on in that pic hahahahaha-that is quite the blue suit! great pic and good times I'm sure

  7. I know what Rainbow Girls are!! that is because I was invited to join (never did), but I was also invited to see an "installation." It was kind of a weird/curious thing to see!