I participate in 2 weekly photo challenges. A few weeks ago, the other challenge was friendship. I posted a picture of me with my 3 best friends. I surely couldn’t re-post that same picture now could I? Nope. This is my other best friend. She has been around since I was the ripe old age of 5. I had my tonsils taken out shortly after I got her, and the doctors allowed her to be on the operating room table with me. When I woke up, she was the first friendly face I saw. When being a teenager was just too much for me to deal with, she was the one who listened to me cry myself to sleep. When I had my first baby, my dad snuck into my house, grabbed her up and brought her to me while I was still in the hospital. She has been loved so much that she has needed 3 re-coverings. I do believe this will be the last, as she now sits on a small rocking chair that was made for my grandmother by her father. She no longer goes with me to the doctor, or grocery store – I relish doing those things on my own. For anyone out there that is too young to know, this is a picture of Mrs. Beasley from the 1970’s show Family Affair starring Sebastian Cabot and Brian Keith. It was my favorite show back then. I know, Im dating myself.