This Odie checking in from Ohio. I have had a excellent week here at home. My Mamaw and Papaw are so kind to let me stay with them! I love coming to my home away from the BoggsMobile.
As I type this post I am listening to Christmas music and looking at my tree. I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas!
Now let me introduce you to my dear friend Amanda Hasty. Everyone who meets Amanda loves her and they do not forget her. People all across the country often ask me how she is doing. Amanda is doing great. I was thrilled to see her Sunday night! That visit with her has kept me smiling all week.
Last Sunday night.
Amanda has been my friend for just about as long as I can remember. We grew up together at Dryden Road Pentecostal Church. She always made life fun! I was 3 when we started attending Dryden Road so Amanda would have been 2. We are 13 months and 2 days apart in age.
In 1995 we became neighbors. The Hasty's bought a house next to the house they had been renting. When they moved from the rent house to the house they purchased, we started renting their old house.
I collected many happy memories the two and a half years we lived on Nicholson Road next to the Hasty's. Their back yard bordered our side yard. We had a chain length fence separating the yards. Amanda and I spent countless hours playing across the fence. We played house, school, cowboys and Indians and always church. When we could not be outside playing, we would talk on the phone.
This picture was taken August 2015
In 1997 we bought a house and moved to a West Carrollton and closer to the church. Amanda and I remained close and still spent time together at church and I remember visiting their house on some Sundays between church services. Oh, and the daily phone conversations continued.
In 1999 Dad became the Pastor at a church in Wichita and we moved to Kansas. I will never forget having to tell Amanda goodbye. That is definitely a sad memory. She could not understand why I was moving away and she was mad at me for leaving. Ever since then she lets me know she loves me but she loves my Dad and Mom more than she does me. LOL! It Is okay, because my parents are way cool!
The last few years she lets me know how much she loves me when we are home. I think she is starting to forgive me for moving to Kansas over 16 1/2 years ago!
Last Sunday night, Amanda with one of her favorite preachers.
I am so thankful to have Amanda as a friend. I love you, Amanda Elizabeth Hasty! You will always be my buddy. Thank you for brightening my life.
Thanks for reading. I hope you have a superb Holiday week.