Monday, May 11, 2020
I vaguely remembered it....well it ws some Avon perfume that I had given to Linda in 1968. It was called Unforgettable. We laughed together that it probably was UNFORGETTABLE!! Sorry Avon.
Linda had written, from Arlene 1968 on the bottom of the bottle. If you look closely you will see that you twisted off her top part to get to the perfume. I think these little decanters are much more memorable than the cologne inside of them.
Linda and I have been friends since we were little girls. Her grandfather and my grandmother were first cousins. We share a great great grandmother, Dialtha Louisa Swanson Hickey. Isn't that a pretty name? Her tombstone reads, Eltha Hickey. Because here in the South, your shortened name often becomes the name you are remembered by. We still have some of the old English language in North Georgia. When I was growing up, Emma was Emmer, Lena was Lener, etc. If your name ended in an A, you were in trouble.lol My granddaddy used to call my sister, Leta, LETER Lynn. He did it to tease her but thank goodness that old practice is fading away. If you watch English tv shows you will still sometimes here them put ER on words ending in A.
Well now that you know our connection....back to Linda.
Linda was widowed fairly recently and she lived in the country. She had the opportunity to move next door to her sister so she took it! She and Karen are very close and this is perfect for my friend. So in the process of moving she has found many treasures. As I told Linda, it is good to have a friend who remembers you from eons ago and you are still friends to this day. Make new friends, Keep the Old One is Silver, the other Gold. Linda is one of my Golden Friends.