Friday, 30 April 2010

A true and steadfast friend

I often read the births, deaths and marriages column in the local free newspaper. Partly I want to see if I know anyone. Occasionally I do recognise a name. And also, these announcements often contain little snippets of information that can spark off ideas for stories. But recently I read something that really made me stop and think.

Someone had put in an announcement in memory of their 'true and steadfast friend'. I thought, what a wonderful thing to have said about you. I mean, your family are pretty much obliged to call you their beloved this or sadly missed that. But no-one is obliged to call you a true and steadfast friend - unless you've really been that in life.

Here's to true and steadfast friends everywhere. Just so they know they are appreciated.

9 comments:

Suzanne Jones said...

You're right, that is a lovely thing to say about someone.

XX

HelenMHunt said...

That is beautiful isn't it?

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww!

Hear hear! I second that sentiment!

Take care
x

Rena said...

That is a beautiful thing for someone to remember you as.

Joanna said...

It is a very special compliment to pay a friend. And it is good to see the beautiful word steadfast, which isn't used often now. I wonder what sort of rocky, winding road those friends travelled together?

Joanne Fox said...

Yes, steadfast is a lovely word now you mention it Joanna. I think there could be a whole novel in that friendship!

Teresa Ashby said...

How lovely Joanne.

bazza said...

Hi Joanne, thanks for stopping by my blog. I think the Independent newspaper has excellent obituaries. I always read obituaries even if I never heard of the subject; I often find the stories seem like suitable inspiration for writers. (Not that I am one!)

Joanne Fox said...

I must make a mental note to look at the Independent's obituaries, thanks Bazza.