Friendship: My Best Girlfriend

Think on things that are noble.

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My trip to Hornby was more than just a family vacation, it was a time to relax and reminisce with a long time friend of mine. When I think of my friend Rebecca, affectionately known as Becky, Beck or the Beckmeister (the latter was my dad’s nickname for her), I think of history and loyalty. Becky and I have known each other since Kindergarten and became inseparable best friends in grade eight when we agreed to share a locker together (a most bonding event). The summer before grade eight was spent at Rebecca’s house down on Northcliffe Cres. on the edge of Burrard Inlet. We would disappear into the cavernous bushes behind her house, exploring rough trails and best of all, screaming as we swung on a rope swing over a huge ravine. It had been made by rope tied to an arrow shot around a high branch by her next door neighbour (and sometimes boyfriend) Ben. Other times we would wander down to the inlet to put coins on the train track and stood back as they were flattened by the train and shot, “ping!” off the track. We’d head back up to the trampoline in the backyard for flips off the balcony as we jumped overlooking boats and waves in the background.

It is a comforting feeling to have a friend who shares interests, dreams, laughter, disappointments and even times of great sadness. It is great to curl up on the couch at Hornby, with a bellini or a cup of tea talking about the past and now watching our kids play and create new adventures of their own.

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2 Responses to “Friendship: My Best Girlfriend”

  1. Matt Collinge - the 604homesguy Says:

    thanks for the lovely trip down memory lane, Mary. You know you’ve got a good friend, when a bunch of time goes by until you see them again and when you finally do, it feels like only a day has passed! We loved having you guys up at Hornby. You’re all very special and we love you. Sisters ’til the end!!
    Becky

  2. Mary Says:

    LOL. Thanks sister. This post wouldn’t be complete without a comment from you!!

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