Sunday, May 31, 2009

Buffalo Gal and Bluebirds

Connections made through blogging with the right attitude can make a difference in your life. When I first began to blog, I told Far Guy, I just needed to write for the grand kids, so that they would know more about me someday if they cared to read my drivel. ( Someday when they are much older and more interested.) I also said that I would keep it real, and the truth as I know it or as I recall it. It had to be that way, for me. I was a blog reader before I became a blogger. Buffalo Gal the woman that inspired me to blog in the first place has become a friend. She might be a tad older than I am, but she is a very talented writer, I enjoy her style, and her stories! She has made me laugh and yes, she has made me cry too. She and her best friend whom she also just happens to be married to, visited with us on Friday afternoon. She knew I was going to be the real me, no makeup, no fancy outfit or shoes, I didn't thoroughly clean the house..but I did straighten up a bit. I did not weed my very wild naturally weedy perennial gardens. I like being me, and she is comfortable with that..thank goodness.

Buffalo Gal had never watched Bluebirds in the wild. Our set of Bluebirds seemed like such a small thing to share, so we invited them over, the Bluebirds busily kept feeding their babies while we feasted on homemade Buffalo Gal Rhubarb Custard Pie! I do appreciate a freshly baked pie, especially the first rhubarb of the season. She did share her pie crust secret with in case I ever decide to bake a pie I will be prepared.

We had a lovely visit. I so enjoy their company, this would never have been possible..except for the fact that we are both "real" what you read is what you get attitude gained me a new friend. Let me tell you now- a- days everyone needs as many friends as they can get. This was the second time we have met, we are looking forward to a get together at their place on the Buffalo Bluff later in the summer. She reports that Chance is just as special in person as he is on my blog. I knew he would like her, he thought she was a wonderful ball thrower!

The blogging community, should you ever decide to join it, is a very interesting way to make new friends. That may seem foreign to some of the readers..but I know the bloggers understand! If you are lucky enough to actually meet a fellow blogger face to face, and still like each other your life will be just a little richer, and if they bake a great pie, that is an added bonus:)


Connie Peterson said...

Meeting friends through blogs is fun and also rewarding. I have only personally met one blogger but hope to meet more in the future. I consider some of them very GOOD friends, indeed.

And am hoping someday to come up and meet YOU.


Emma Rose said...

Dear Far Side,
We too have been amazed at the emotional connection we have found in blogging. We would like you to know that we cherish the comments you leave for us and every day we watch anxiously for your next post. You, above all others have become "family" to us. Perhaps it is because your comments are so kind and your stories are so real - we truly feel like we know you and that you care about us. In any case, you are very special to us and we thought this would be a perfect time to let you know!

By the way - that picture is fantastic!

Much love and affection,
Emma Rose and The Duchess

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Connie, What a treasure to have met a fellow blogger in person and share your lovely bluebirds with (and get a pie too!) I am amazed at the bonds I have made blogging. I feel God has sent some special, understanding and compassionate people my way and you are definitely at the top of that list. Hope you have a wonderful afternoon and give Chance a poochie kiss from Harriet.

RURAL said...

We Bloggers are a interesting community, and I too consider many of them my friends. How fortunate you are to have met "in person". Did you get a recipe for the pie?


Anonymous said...

Like your new header! I haven't met any new bloggers face to face but there are a few I'd like to!

MyMaracas said...

I haven't met any blog buddies in person, but over the years I have met in "real" life quite a few others from online communities, and I cherish the friendships I've made that way.

You hear a lot lately about how online friendships are not real, that the web is cutting people off from face to face interraction. Clearly, they just don't get it.

Unknown said...

I have learned so much from my blogging friends. I can say my live has been enriched by these friendships. I live and work from my home which can be pretty lonely sometimes. Don't get me wrong, I would have it no other way, but I'm around my husband, son, and Son-in-law all the time plus all our male customers. It does me a world of good to get on here and communicate with other women.

Rae said...

It is an amazing how many blogging friends I have made in 2 short months. It is a special community.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

We bloggers do seem to have a common thread don't we ?
I have been privileged to have made so many new friends in the past six months of blogging, and we visit with each other almost daily.
Oh we don't sit around drinking tea on each other's porch but the daily contact of a little "comment" or reading a delightful post, feels like you have truly spent some quality time with friend.
Here's to many more years of these new friendships !

Andrea said...

There are so many of my blogging friends that I would love to meeting, if ever geography allows it! What a wonderful glad that you were able to spend some time together. This is a wonderful community...I love the people I have met through blogging...including you, Connie! :)

Girl Tornado said...

I haven't met any of my blogger friends in real life. Yet. I have made so many new friends, it is really quite amazing. All in the space of just a few months. I can't imagine not blogging... I would wonder what is going on in everyone else's life!!

So even tho I may take a break for a week (or two!), I will always be back. :)