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MawBroonsback Tue 09-Jul-19 09:34:29

A friend has just sent this to me. Substitute a few names and it could be any of us.
This is for you ladies!!!

Lunch With Girlfriends
By Kathy O’Malley

Elaine’s vertigo has never been worse
Kay can’t recall where she left her purse
Rhonda’s about to replace her knees
Linda’s breathing is tinged with a wheeze

Donna's left boob has a troublesome lump
Diane’s on her third trip to take a dump
Lorraine’s husband can’t remember a thing
Nine years a widow, Marge still wears her ring

Marlene is dealing with another UTI
Sally’s giving a hearing aid another try
Marie has decided she can’t drive at night
Sharon still wears clothes two sizes too tight

They’ve been through divorces and babies and wakes
They do for each other whatever it takes
They’ve already buried Marcia and Kate
And truthfully, Lizzie’s not looking so great

So whenever they can, they get out to eat
Open bottles of wine and forget their sore feet
There’s laughing and crying and letting down guards
And when the bill comes, there’s ten credit cards

So here’s to the waiters who keep orders straight
And to the places that let lunches run three hours late
And here’s to the girlfriends, those near and those far
Here's to the girlfriends, you know who you are!!!

Gonegirl Tue 09-Jul-19 09:37:09

That is rather lovely.

Glammy57 Tue 09-Jul-19 09:41:09

How lovely!

Gonegirl Tue 09-Jul-19 09:43:15

a bit about her here

She has got a lovely face.

vena11 Tue 09-Jul-19 09:44:10

Brilliant.

annsixty Tue 09-Jul-19 09:44:31

So agree with the truth and the sentiment.
Sadly I now have very few friends left all in the same place.
4 is really the most of us who meet up occasionally.
However we could go through the ailments between us.

tanith Tue 09-Jul-19 09:51:14

How true 😊

GrannyGravy13 Tue 09-Jul-19 09:53:33

What a fabulous piece of writing

Blinko Tue 09-Jul-19 09:54:09

I've just copied it to my own group of ladies who lunch. I love it!

kittylester Tue 09-Jul-19 09:57:10

Lovely and also fitting. Made me a little sad!

Urmstongran Tue 09-Jul-19 10:04:25

Thanks Maw I love this! I’m going to share it with my ladies group in Malaga. I started a group just over 4y ago when I retired of ladies out there (3 ex pats and some like me who hop between here and there) and we meet in a local bar for wine & tapas.

We call our group LWW (ladies who wine) as the original joke was, with meeting up every week, we couldn’t afford to be Ladies Who Lunch!

The group might be 4 of us one week and anything up to 10 as sometimes regular members will bring a friend who is on their holiday. Gosh, we have some laughs and over the years we now have developed a real sense of friendship and caring.
😊🍷

goldengirl Tue 09-Jul-19 10:16:03

Having been to a get together last week, I can go along with that poem. It's great!

moobox Tue 09-Jul-19 10:30:06

we have a group of 5 who lunch and cinema. We sit amongst tables of oldies and feel we are not one of them - we are of course!

Ellianne Tue 09-Jul-19 10:37:13

That made me laugh. The ladies I lunch with seem quite healthy, but maybe it's just that all aches and worries are put to one side when you're in good company.

Jane10 Tue 09-Jul-19 10:40:53

Excellent. Just love the mental picture it conjures up. I recognise it all!

Urmstongran Tue 09-Jul-19 10:44:13

Thinking on that verse Maw it reminds me of the gentle style of the late Maeve Binchy. I used to love her books. Tara Road was my favourite I recall.

And this I bought years ago is wonderful and along the same humour!

Urmstongran Tue 09-Jul-19 10:46:33

Oops! Forgot the photo.

nanasam Tue 09-Jul-19 10:47:56

I love our little group of 'Netters, we've even booked a 2-night break away. We always cause chaos with our laughing and stories party

Beechnut Tue 09-Jul-19 10:51:19

I love Tara Road Urmstongran.
A good chuckle Maw

EllanVannin Tue 09-Jul-19 10:53:53

Ellianne, I'm the same as you as regards friends. The 4 of mine are younger----by just a few years so it's just a quick " how are we all " before continuing our conversations so you don't really have chance or the inclination to talk about the down-sides that life in general can bring. However I'm going to copy this by way of a conversation piece to see if it strikes a chord.

Sadly I've lost my other long-term friends with whom we discussed various illnesses/ailments and mishaps, laughingly I might add which helped a lot.

Callistemon Tue 09-Jul-19 10:56:44

This made me rather sad too.
Three ladies who used to lunch have died too young, two others can't get out much now so we took lunch with us to one's house, where I sat whilst she and another discussed their ailments.
At least there's GN smile

Diane227 Tue 09-Jul-19 11:03:08

Lovely words. So true. X

Urmstongran Tue 09-Jul-19 11:13:15

Actually EV you’re right about confiding in friends too. It helps and shows we care. Life isn’t all bubblegum and candy floss. It’s good in a group of friends to be able to open up. It helps to have support - through difficult times as well as good.

Our LWW have got to know one another really well by now. We know of their families and worries. We’ve very occasionally shed some tears and given hugs. It’s a special friendship group that we all value and look forward to.

We joke (but mean it) when we say what gets said at LWW stays in LWW. We all appreciate kindness when we’re feeling vulnerable or anxious.

dragonfly46 Tue 09-Jul-19 11:23:05

Loved the poem - really rang true!

gillybob Tue 09-Jul-19 11:28:29

I loved the poem Maw but can’t really relate to it in my own life as I don’t have any “real life” friends to meet up with .