Monday, August 9, 2010

A Long Awaited Guest!!

This was us way back when.....

and this is us now.....

My cousin Snooge came to see me this past weekend and we had a great time catching up with each other and what has been going on in our lives. It's been about 4 years since we have seen each other so we were really excited about our weekend. She flew in on Friday and from the minute we met at the terminal we talked nonstop. Now Snooge is not her real name but to me it's all I know. Her real name is Vonda but I have and always will call her Snooge. I know she doesn't care and deep down it's really sentimental to her that I am the only one that ever uses that nickname.

Snooge has such a sweet spirit inside and out! She has 3 children and a dog named Petey!! Oh and she does have a husband too.!!

Now we have some doozy's of some memories of when were little!! I will share one that I know that I will never forget.

We went to the YMCA during the day while my Aunt worked and we took swimming lessons, tennis, and other various activities. So one day we decided to walk across the street to this strip mall and walk around. Snooge calls her mom and says "mom can we walk around?" and my Aunt says "that's fine". Little did my Aunt know that Snooge meant around the whole town of Statesboro!!!! Snooge had me walking from one side of town to the other. We went by her Uncle's house, then we headed to the mall and tried on everything they had in the junior's dept. then we decided we would just walk on to my Aunt's work so she wouldn't have to pick us up. Well about a mile from the mall my Aunt drives by us walking on this busy 4 lane hwy and turns around and comes to pick us up and of course we were given the wrath!!!! But then the tables turned on my poor Aunt. We turned at the next red light and a cop pulls us over!!!! He wants to know why my Aunt was picking up 2 young girls off the side of the road!!! We admitted that we did in fact belong to her and he let us go on our mary way!!!

You see, my cousin has always been such a free spirit and was never scared of anything. I would have never done something that crazy since I was always the paranoid one. That was just one of many special memories that we have.

When we were very young I would go and stay every summer with her and her family. They lived in a house in Georgia that sits on the banks of the Ogeechee River and shaped like a stop sign on stilts and very small. But I thought that was the neatest thing. My Aunt Voncile (her mom) treated me like her own and still does to this day!!

It was a short visit but we made the best of it by eating, a little shopping and of course we stayed up late into the night with lots of talking, laughing and a few times there were almost a few tears. Next summer I will be flying down to Florida for a week and we are going to take a short trip down to Key West!! I can't wait. I have always wanted to go and she lived there for 2 years so she knows the ins and outs of the island. We are gonna try and keep this visiting up to at least twice a year.

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