Sunday, August 2, 2015

I T ' S   F R I E N D S H I P   D A Y ! 

We can thank the kind folks in Paraguay for instituting International Friendship Day, where we devote a day to honoring our friends (but we hope everyone does that every other day too…) 

You may be wondering how Ray & A became friends— no? Well, we’re going to tell you anyway. That one time at band camp… But actually— We met at high school band camp. 
It was lunch time, and it’s awkward to sit at a table by yourself, so Alisa found a table full of nice-looking clarinet players and a lone mellophone and decided that’s where she would eat her turkey sandwich. Within a few minutes, Rachel and Alisa became Ray & A, and sniffing each others’ sandwiches sort of broke the ice. It is really as weird as it sounds.

We were both involved in choir, yearbook, NHS and of course marching band. High school was quite an awkward point in our lives, but we made it through without drawing too much attention to ourselves. Except when Rachel fainted a few times during various marching band events and Alisa ripped her pants right before a big band competition. Anyways, we both ended up going to separate colleges and staying in contact by sending letters through snail mail. That lasted a little while, but we made it a point to get together during breaks when we could. Now that we have both graduated college we find ourselves getting into more shenanigans. THANK GOODNESS. 

Lasting friendships are there through the ups and downs, changes and everything in between. It is about encouraging, listening, supporting and being able to create countless memories with each other. Be sure to let your friends know how much you appreciate their friendship today and always, and download this free Friendship Day card or computer wallpaper.  


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