March 28 – Do you remember your mother’s best friend? Your grandmother’s? How and where did they meet? How long were they friends? What activities did they share?
This is very easy to answer. My dear Mum’s best friend is Marjorie (I won’t add her surname here to protect her privacy). They have known each other since they were five years old and are now in their eighties. To my brothers and I Marjorie is an auntie as she is part of the family, having been connected to it for so many years! Mum and Marjorie met at school when Marjorie sat beside Mum and they have been great pals ever since.
As I have mentioned in other topics for this series, I really do not seem to know too much about my paternal grandmother. Although I remember her vividly she died when I was about seven years old. I don’t remember growing up hearing anything about her friends or much else.
My maternal grandmother’s best friend was Gladys. Gladys is my Mum’s Godmother. My Gran met Gladys when Gladys and her husband Bert were lodgers at my Grandparents home. They had a lifelong friendship and sometimes went on holiday together.