Three Partners in Crime

Debbie and I have been friends since we shared a playpen in the church nursery. Debbie had no siblings and I envied her. She didn’t have to put up with three older siblings. She was pretty, sweet, neat, always had a clean face. I was a blue jean wearing tomboy, and I was always getting into mischief. Thing was, Debbie, even though she was NOT a tomboy, was always willing to join in the mischief that I suggested. Well, maybe not mischief, but things that weren’t exactly safe. I talked her into climbing the hay bales in our barn and walking across the beams about 25 feet off the ground. I talked her into sliding down the side of the hill into the creek, something that left our bottoms sore and scratched up. I talked her into swinging across a deep ravine on a grapevine. I talked her into NOT going back to our kindergarten classroom after recess so we could play in the water and catch tadpoles. I talked her into taking the “girls from town” on a snipe hunt in the graveyard and leaving them behind as we ran back to church. There are so many other things we did and I have to admit, I was the instigator on so many of them. Debbie never told on me, she never blamed me, and she didn’t always tell her mom about our escapades. Had her mom known what all we did, she probably wouldn’t have let Debbie come to my house so many times after church on Sunday.

My mom passed away suddenly a few weeks ago. Debbie was there to comfort me. When I introduced Debbie to friends (Evonne, Ellie and Sonia) from the rubber stamping and crafting group I belong to, she begin to tell the stories of our adventures. She was very kind in the telling. She made our adventures sound so special.

The week following the funeral, Debbie began sharing so many wonderful pictures of our childhood. One picture included my brother Paul along with Debbie, myself and another friend from church.

Incident Report – Judy Hale Everett – Lindy’s and Stampotique

I created this card for the Lindy’s Stamp Gang April Color Challenge.  I used Rusty Lantern Lime, Blue Hawaiian Blue, and Hi Maintenance Magenta color sprays from Lindy’s.  The stamped images and words are from Stampotique.

Lindy's Color Challenge
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Color Challenge


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  • Reva
    April 17, 2017 - 9:14 pm | Permalink

    I never knew what a “snipe hunt” was until I was a teenager, I think.
    But how fun to go down memory lane.

    • April 21, 2017 - 4:46 pm | Permalink

      I love a good snipe hunt. Graveyards were the best.

  • April 19, 2017 - 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Such a beautiful card! Thank you for joining Lindy’s challenge this month!

  • Kathy Pollock
    April 20, 2017 - 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Snipe hunts…. does anyone do those anymore? We lived next to corn fields when my dad took us. So I later did the same with my girls. Lol too much fun. Your friend sounds wonderful. I love your card. Looks great.

  • Debbie Baker Burns
    April 21, 2017 - 11:09 am | Permalink

    Judy, Thank you so much for all the sweet words. I always thought of you as my “cool” friend because you were such a neat little individual even as a kid. I didn’t have to make the stories sound special because they were special! That day we skipped class as five year olds to play in the creek is one of my favorite childhood memories. I can still remember the sunshine and the water and the feeling of timelessness of that day. Sending ❤️ and thanks. I need to see your friends again. I keep thinking of more stories: the Doghouse Shoppe, painting rocks in your basement and the time you won for best Halloween costume in grade school wearing old worn out long underwear with a tail sewn on. You beat out a “store-bought” costume with your antics. Only you!

      April 21, 2017 - 2:18 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Debbie. You make me feel like a million dollars.

  • Caroline
    April 25, 2017 - 12:28 pm | Permalink

    This is gorgeous and a so touching memory! Thank you for sharing and thanks for joining at Lindy’s this month!

  • Kate
    April 30, 2017 - 12:27 am | Permalink

    Love your project and the story behind it oxox Thanks so much for joining in the Lindy’s Color Challenge and remember to link to the colors you used to be in the draw for the voucher 🙂

      April 30, 2017 - 5:32 pm | Permalink

      Kate, Thanks so much for viewing my project and reading about my childhood. I’ve fixed the links to refer to the products on Lindy’s website. Oops, I forgot the links, but all is working now. Thanks for taking the time to remind me!

  • April 30, 2017 - 4:03 am | Permalink

    Wow LOVELY!!!!! Thanks for your participation at Lindy’s stamp Gang Challenge!

      April 30, 2017 - 4:52 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so much. I have now added the links to the Lindy’s products I used.

  • Kerry Fellowes
    April 30, 2017 - 8:37 am | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing your treasured memories in your challenge entry with Lindy’s.

      April 30, 2017 - 4:54 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so much for the kind words. I had a wonderful childhood and I am so glad to share. I’ve now added links to the Lindy’s products I used in the project.

    April 30, 2017 - 5:23 pm | Permalink

    Kate, thank you so much for taking the time to read about my memories. I’ve added the links to the products I used. Hope I got them fixed so that I can try to earn the voucher.

  • May 2, 2017 - 6:50 am | Permalink

    I love this 🙂 beautiful piece…. Thanks for playing along with Lindy’s.Hugs. Aga 🙂

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