Waving to a Bestie On #ThrowbackThursday

Not Jane, just for a change! lol

Jane is one of my longest-standing besties, for sure, but I was rummaging through some old photos yesterday and came up with this:

A Bestie of Long Standing

bestieThis is Kathie Hart. We went to Iroquois High School together. She, Beth Moore as was, and I used to pass notes in the hall. But not just ANY notes. We used to write multiple point-of-view serial group fanfic. We would choose a television show with enough males to go around and then let ‘er rip! They weren’t JUST romances, although it wasn’t unheard of for there to be some mushy stuff thrown in; these were STORIES compatible with the types of stories run on the actual shows — or, sometimes, change-of-pace humor episodes.

Star Trek was very big with us (The Old Show, I’m forced to admit by these gray hairs on my head). High Chaparral. Here Come The Brides. It was a blast, and good training for a writer-to-be. Thanks, Kathie!

Other things to thank Kathie for: Introducing me to West Side Story. Introducing me to Sesame Street. Sharing my love of The Beatles and The Marx Brothers. Sharing my love of Bobby Farmer and his dreamy plaid pants. Making me laugh until I cried more times than I can count. Sharing stories of your teaching adventures. Trading stick-figure Kong jokes at the bottoms of our letters. Re-connecting with me on Facebook after we’d been out of touch for far too long.

Missed you, girl! Glad to have you back, discovering every day so many shows and performers and experiences we each fell in love with while we were apart.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Two high-school friends meet again after many years apart.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Waving to a Bestie On #ThrowbackThursday

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      Marian Allen

      July 24, 2014 at 7:22am

      Yes, it is. I can never place a food order without struggling to keep from finishing it up with, “And two hard-boiled eggs.”

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      • Dan Antion

        July 24, 2014 at 7:56am

        Ha – When I wrote the post about the Windsor Locks Canal, when I got to the part where I described the Viaduct, I almost inserted “vi not a chicken?”

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          Marian Allen

          July 24, 2014 at 8:23am

          LOL! #4 daughter and I are more likely to say, “I got a haddock” than, “I have a headache.” ~grin~

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  1. Jane

    July 24, 2014 at 11:44am

    Hi, Kathie!
    I remember you!
    Slumber parties!

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