Today is my very Best Friend Sally's Birthday. She is one year younger than me today and as she reminded me only yesterday she was two years younger then.
How long has this been going on you might ask? Well we met on the school bus in Muncie, Indiana when I was 8 or 7 and and she was 6 or 7. Needless to say we have followed each other around since then.
In our teens Sally moved to Orlando, Florida with her family and I followed a few years later. I moved to Jacksonville, Florida and she followed a few years later. Then she went every where from the Philippines to New York, then later Texas, Colorado, and at the moment Kansas. Me, well I'm still in Jacksonville, Florida. But occasionally I get to meet up with her some place. Most recently in Orlando, and before that on a Cruise. Fun stuff.
Sally sales cruises so if you are in the market for one look her up at http://www.cruisingbysally.com/.
Sally loves animals of all sizes, but is the proud owner of 7, yes I said 7 dogs. I blame her husband Tom for this as he wants to keep her happy, and if they lose one of their tribe he sometimes buys two rather than one to take their place. Right this minute they have Bernie, Taz, Jezebel, Scarlet, Kimshee, Hobo and Moose. Bernie and Kimshee are Shitzu's, Taz, Jezebel, and Scarlet are Yorkies, Moose is a Labradoodle and Hobo is some sort of terrier, he was one of Sally's rescues, can't blame Tom for him. They are all loved and cherished and treated better than some people I know.
Sally and I have shared so many adventures and escapades and just plain fun over the years until she's more like a sister then the girl I met on the bus. I've told her many times that the day I met her was one of those moments in time where I felt like "I've found her" rather than just "met her."
I've slipped her name in both of the books I've written and I'm sure I will find a spot for her in the future books that I'm walking around with in my head, that have failed to find their way to paper.
So I'm writing today to wish Sally a very Happy Birthday.