Tuesdays With TerryUncategorized20141026 – Of Friendships and Happiness, or Mom and Dad Did It!


20141026 – Of Friendships and Happiness, or Mom and Dad Did It! — 8 Comments

  1. You said it better than I ever could! It brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for being you. Always, Teri

    • And the same for you my friend. I think happiness comes in short bursts, and lingers in our memories like those shooting stars. We keep searching the heavens and waiting for that next streak of fire and light to appear. Saturday night’s campfire was a shooting star, one of a continuing shower that I wish for our little group during all the years God gives us. Peace my friend, Terry

  2. Terry! What a talented writer you are! I absolutely loved reading this and as I read it to my husband, I too choked on the words. I only wish that I had been more available all those years ago as a young professional woman I didn’t stop to “smell the roses” enough and I missed out on some of life’s best moments. Well not again, next time I will be there and the next time after that. Seeing you and your brothers made me so happy, you each have such unique talents and are such delightful and good men. Your parents did a good job raising you.
    I would love to offer my house for our next event or one of the next events and I would like to widen the circle to include other important 2nd generation members.
    Thanks again Terry for your beautiful writing. Hugs to all!

    • I’m blushing Darcy, thank you for your kind words. Saturday was a wonderful experience, but I felt the absence of friends as keenly as I felt the presence of friends. I’m with you on widening that circle, and yet, perhaps because of our ages, I’ve always felt closest to your family and the Howard clan. I understand about the roses, too many times we are so focused on our own lives and careers that we don’t appreciate how precious those friendships can be. I look forward to many more happy moments with our Second Generation friends! Thanks for being there, Terry

  3. Terry,

    What a great tribute to our lives as kids and what happened as our friendships blossomed. We have always had a great connection.

    I love watching the faces of people when I talk about being part of “the Gang” and what we have done over the years!

    What a fun group of people! Looking forward to the next event.


    • Thanks Pam. It always amazes me that we “bonded” so quickly as the Second Generation gang – I mean, preteen, really?! I find it such a joy that we band of sisters and brothers have stayed connected all these years, whether near or far apart, whether actively or just occasionally. I hope the next time we get together it’s sooner than a year. So good to see you and Vern again. Terry

  4. Hey Pops/Terry. Pam put me on to your blog. your notes brought back fond memories of pioneer SP and silver lake SP/Dunes with the Gang. I have stayed closest to the Howards over the yrs and was unable to make it to any 2nd gen gatherings due to distance away. If there is another one I will be there. Thanks again.
    Mark Sliwoski

    • Hey Mark, glad to hear from you and thanks for reading my blog. I hope that with Facebook, email and special events like the campfire at Teri’s our second generation gang will be able to stay better connected than we have the last few years. It’s been way too long since those fun times at Silver Lake! Terry