Friday, July 11, 2008

Lunch with a long, lost friend...

Nashville, Indiana

Sue & I have been friends for---well, lets just say a LOT of years!
Sue's husband went to college with my husband at KCCBS in Kansas--both had Hoosier roots & ended up back in Indiana. Her husband was an evangelist and in years past they held many revivals at our church. Our children became friends through the years also. During a few slow times, Ben & Sue parked their trailer at our church & Ben worked on construction for some of the Thompson gang. Sue & I became good friends.

Sue, my long lost friend!

But the years passed, they went off the road as evangelists & pastored a church at Bloomington. Though we were not too many miles apart, we seldom saw them. Whenever our paths did cross, Sue & I would say that we needed to go back to Nashville for lunch, like we did several years ago.

She was busy being a pastor's wife, mother, & also worked. We intended to get together but it just never seemed to be the right time.

Our new lunch find...just off of Bean Blossom Road

Ten years passed & they left their Bloomington pastorate for one in Milton, Kentucky...just across the bridge from Madison. Somehow we got each other's email addresses and began writing once in a while. We promised to get together, but weeks, months & finally a few years went by.

Do you think we had a lot of secrets to share?

Finally, today, after way too many years, we made time for each other! Sue drove up from Milton, we hugged each other & were on our way to Nashville! It was so good to see her again. We had plenty of catching up to do! Both of us are now grandmothers, she with 5 grandchildren & me with 6. You can imagine the time we had sharing!

Can you read the sign?

If he brings you flowers for no reason...

there is a reason!

Thanks to the suggestion of a sweet little shop owner in Nashville, we traveled out a country road past Bean Blossom & had lunch at The Farmhouse Cafe. What a lovely place to eat, visit, & just enjoy each others company. I'm definitely going back to that little corner of floral heaven!

Beautiful gardens to tour..

& of course the plants were for sale!

Then it was back for a little more shopping in Nashville, on to Columbus with a stop at Starbucks for a couple of Frappuccinos (it was 94 degrees out there!) & home for a little more visiting.

The Garden Shop

I'm so glad Sue made the effort to come to Columbus & we finally after all of these years got to have our lunch date in Nashville...or at least out in the country sticks nearby. Hopefully, neither of us will let the years pass by & we will get together for a little lady friendship lunch in the not too distant future.



Lady J said...

Definately want to try this place sometime! I love quaint places.

Carol said...

Looks like fun...perhaps a "sister" place to visit. : )

Sheila said...

Yes, I'd already thought of that!!! And just when are you coming out???????

Karen Walden said...

Glad you finally met up with Sue! Looks like you had a fun day! I can see you taking Carol there on her next trip to Indiana!!

Sheila said...

Yes...& you can tag along too! Looks just like your sort of place, doesn't it? ha.....

girlonarock said...

that has got to be the quaintist farmhouse cafe i have ever seen! i'm quite jealous!

Sheila said...

Hello, Girl On a Rock!

How in the world did you stumble across my blog... with me smack dab in the middle of the good ole USA? I skimmed through your blog & it looks very interesting! By the way...I have a sister-in-law that is from Yorkshire (I think that's where it is.) Some day I'm going to make her take me on a tour of England!