Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tea Room Reunion

In 1966, two 13-year old girls put pen to paper and developed a lasting friendship through the written word. Although separated by countless miles and ocean waves, they shared customs and traditions, exchanged photos and gifts, and promised to visit each other. This unique bond was strengthened over the years, and the underlying desire to meet each other was ever present. The first introductory meeting took place in Japan in 1983 and now, 26 years later, a very special reunion took place in The Rose Garden tea room in New York. Time stood still, the years melted away, and the friendship strengthened as the friends journeyed through PA, MD, and DC sharing stories and laughter and promises of another reunion.

(Mother and daughter) (Mikako and Tomoka)


Please forgive our silence in blogging these past few days. It's been a whirlwind week around here!

6 comments:

lemonverbenalady said...

Such a lovely story, Nancy. Looking forward to seeing you soon! Can't wait!

Valerie Zagami said...

What a great reunion by two very special ladies. I know you both had lots of fun. Inspiring friendship..

parTea lady said...

What a wonderful reunion and in such a pretty setting. I enjoyed seeing your lovely photos.

Linda J. said...

This is an amazing story of a long-distance friendship!

Lady Donna & Miss Spenser said...

How wonderful...your life is so full of richness...
Thanks for sharing your time together!
Donna

comfrey cottages said...

nancy, i am so thrilled for you:) enjoy your time! thanks for sharing with all of us:)