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A true friend that is like solid gold

Updated on November 7, 2014

Who is she - A true friend for ever

A dear person I know has been there for me in times of need. She was sometimes the only reliable friend I had.

She is wise, patient, not condemning. She has a amazing humor and more endurance than anyone I know.

My life has been a roller-coaster many times and she has been there like a steady influence when I was dizzy and had turbulence inside me.

I do love her so much!

All I know about homepages I have learned from Barb. She introduced me to a site six and a half year ago. I hesitated to start but Barb said: Just start and dive in! You will have fun!

Hehe I have had fun.

Where ever I go on the internet I see Barbs paw prints. Facebook, Twitter and of course Blip and many more forum and sites. The latest is YouTube where she posted her first video this fall.

Since English is not my mother toung, I make spelling mistakes all the time. Often I get a welcomed reminder from Barb to change it. Thank you Barb!

This scripture says it so well

Proverbs 18:24

A man of many companions may come to ruin,

but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Barb brought me a little magnet with a photo of Canada. I have moved so many times but this one is still with me!

We had Barb staying in our home in "Barbs" room. We would have loved to keep her forever there. But that did not work out so well :-D

One day at the butterfly house in Stockholm,it is a place where butterflies and birds are flying free. And the birds were watching her! She sat so still and they descided they could trust her. For being a bird lover, this must have been a wonderful feeling for Barb.

Barb has many lenses about bird watching all over the world.

World-birder alias GramaBarb

And of course is Bird watching in Sweden one of them!

We went to Canada and first of all people we went to see Barb. I met Tippa, Barbs lovely Golden Retriever. We had dinner together and we talked and talked and more talked.

Barb lived in a lovely house on the ground floor. We had coffee and visited in the garden too. It was May and the weather was so lovely. One day we went to Victoria park to see all the flowers. Another day we spent in Gas town. Tourists huh!

To part is to die a bit. And I knew it was going to be a long time before I saw my Darling Barb face to face again.

As it turned out it took years. But all this time we have had contact through e-mail. We have phoned eachother too - just to hear the voice.

My friend for ever

Grama Barb and I

She has humor too

Once I asked Barb about how she was feeling. She answered that she had pain in her joints. Why? Because I have played too much Wii =D

She is always on my mind

She is always on my mind
She is always on my mind

Young Barb in the pool

Young Barb in the pool
Young Barb in the pool

Do you also have a friend like this? Then you are happy!

Please leave a comment about this love-story

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    • GramaBarb profile image


      7 years ago from Vancouver

      @anonymous: Miss you!! I long for a face to face visit!

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      7 years ago from Vancouver

      @NAIZA LM: Prov. 18:24 is a love forever and soon the 3 of us will be running on a beach together with a great crowd.

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      NAIZA LM 

      7 years ago

      This was so terrific to read.. Two of my favorite people in the world met together. Yes, Grama Barb is a true friend as well as a great mentor as she has also shared a lot of amazing stuff to me after all these years of knowing her through faith and through Squidoo. I'm glad that I had you both to count when things get so weary and through the highs and lows you are all there. I can't thank you enough for you both had shared with me. Very heartwarming tribute to a special friend, sis IreneMaria..:)

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      8 years ago

      Yes...what a dear friend Barb has been to my family..and what a surprise she gave to my dear sister Angie!! Warm hugs and lots of love go that dear friend.."forever" thank you!!

    • LouisaDembul profile image


      8 years ago

      Wonderful comments about a special person!

    • GramaBarb profile image


      9 years ago from Vancouver

      You are so very special - even tho thousands of miles are between us our friendship is strong and forever.

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      10 years ago

      What a wonderful tribute to a special friend.

    • WindyWintersHubs profile image


      10 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      What a wonderful tribute to Barb! Thanks for sharing your memories of your visit. She's a special gal! :)

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      Liz Mackay 

      10 years ago from United Kingdom

      Lovely to celebrate a friend. 5 stars

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      10 years ago

      What a nice lens!

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      10 years ago from Canada

      Maria, this is a beautiful tribute to a wonderful lensmaster!Well done & blessed.

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      Robin S 

      10 years ago from USA

      lovely tribute to a lovely lady!

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      Ruth Coffee 

      10 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      Good friends can be few and far between. I'm glad you have each other and that you treasure what you have!

    • WhiteOak50 profile image


      10 years ago

      This is truly a blessing to see. Fantastic lens!!


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