Meeting an Old Friend for the First Time

Betsy, Ruth and Gwen at Cracker Barrel, Nashville, Tennessee.  December 29, 2014.

Betsy, Ruth and Gwen at Cracker Barrel, Nashville, Tennessee. December 29, 2014.

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Betsy and I celebrated the holidays by meeting a blog friend in person.  We have both followed Ruth for several years, and she quickly became a friend whom we enjoyed visiting on world wide web.  Ruth is a marvelous photographer, and you can  check out her beautiful blog HERE.

Ruth lives in western Canada, so when we learned several weeks ago that Ruth and her friend Gwen would be attending a gospel music convention in the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, we couldn’t let her get that close without meeting her in person, so we made plans to meet them.

Since neither Ruth nor Glen had ever been to Tennessee, we took them to Cracker Barrel for some good southern eating.  Although we introduced them to cornbread and chicken and dumplings, the highpoint of the evening was talking as only friends can talk.

Ruth and Betsy, Nashville, Tennessee.  December 29, 2014.

Ruth and Betsy, Nashville, Tennessee. December 29, 2014.

Ruth mentioned that she would like to get back to Tennessee with her son some day.  We hope she makes it so we can show her the beautiful mountains of east Tennessee.  Of course, we warned her that one of these days we might show up on her doorstep in Manitoba.

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23 Responses to “Meeting an Old Friend for the First Time”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    How nice you got to meet someone from so far away!

  2. Karin Says:

    So great that you could make that time to visit together – and enjoy fellowship and conversation as though you had known each other for ages! God bless!

  3. Betsy Adams Says:

    Oh –makes me teary… I want to spend MUCH more time with Ruth… She is SO special. It was a fantastic evening… Hope they enjoyed their chicken and dumplings and of course the cornbread..


  4. Linda G. Says:

    How wonderful that you, Betsy and Ruth met each other!

  5. sylviakirk Says:

    It is wonderful and fun to meet fellow bloggers! I’m so glad all of you had such a great visit!! Thanks for sharing the fun!!

  6. ewok1993 Says:

    It’s lovely to meet blog friends in person. I have met one so far. Happy 2015 to you and Betsy.

  7. rhiebert Says:

    I have to admit that meeting you and Betsy was by far the highlight of my trip to Tennessee.The concerts were good,I enjoyed the beauty of the Hotel,but the warmth and love of meeting fiends outshines all the rest.Till we meet again.

  8. Fishing Guy Says:

    What fun George, I often think about when we met in TN.

  9. dayphoto Says:

    I think this is always the high-light of blogging…meeting old friends for the first time!!!


  10. diane Says:

    Such fun meeting bloggers. We enjoyed a Cracker Barrel lunch on the way back from Gatlinburg to Memphis but can’t remember what town. Betsy is looking great even with a bung knee.

  11. MaryBeth Says:

    So nice to be able to spend time with friends we’ve met while blogging. Great pics.

  12. indrani Says:

    I can imagine the thrill of meeting a virtual friend of years in real. 🙂
    Happy New Year to you!

  13. EG CameraGirl Says:

    How lucky you are to have met Ruth! She’s a talented photographer and a really NICE person.

  14. Jeevan Says:

    The first meeting is always special and memorable which I experience myself meeting blog friends alike. The beautiful photos say a lot how the meeting perhaps went off. Like the ambiance and tone touch.

  15. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    How fun!!! Isn’t blogging wonderful for opening our eyes to the lives of others?? Glad you were able to share some time with Ruth.

  16. Linda W. Says:

    How lovely! And I like Cracker Barrel because they serve a variety of vegetables along with southern dishes.

  17. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful moments that can be cherished forever.

  18. Sartenada Says:

    How wonderful it is to meet some bloggers!

  19. ladyfi Says:

    What fun! Hope Betsy is feeling better now after surgery.

  20. Rose Says:

    How nice to get to meet her in person!

  21. Lorri Says:

    How wonderful, and thank you for sharing the photos with us.

  22. remo1323 Says:

    It’s always nice meeting up with friends, old or new. Though catching up with old friends and remembering shared memories does have its own special place.

  23. MaryBeth Says:

    Got some fort photos just for you.

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