Friendship comes in many flavors – tied with many different types of ribbon or strings.
friendships are sometimes predictable, sometimes illogical
there is no manual or guide for buddy relationships
they can grow out of nowhere
but also had a hard birth.
seen alliances between humans, between animals. between animals and humans
basically, it’s perhaps a matter of chemistry.
WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge (friendship)
photo taken by my father’s mother (grandmother) in the beginning of June 1959.
(My mum as young with the dog “Lady”)
but there are a related story in the shadow of the photo:
Lady or perhaps better 3 ladies
My father’s mother (my grandmother) was a special woman – learning life the hard way as one of the oldest child in a group of 17 siblings – a female with a very very solid character with her own strong principles – and her own ideas – which were very hard to move – often needed a lot pushing – a very honest and genuine woman with great many qualities, but humor was not among these gualities – she was the mother of 2 children.
My father and his elder brother – she tried to exert its influence on these 2 boys – but they were just as smoky as she was salted (danish expression when 2 gives another qualified opposition) – of course she was also critical of her sons’ choice of girlfriend – both of her sons chose their life partner almost as teenagers – too early in her eyes, who was 19, when she took the choice herself.
That june day in 1959 was the youngest son present his sweetheart for his parents and tell that they actually got engaged the sunday before too – it was not just a walkover – that knew her youngest son and that knew the older brother and his wife all about remembering when she was presented some years before.
Thr old lady have a weak spot – her beloved dog “Lady”, she just “loved” this dog
it followed her everywhere and enjoyed her favors in rich abundance.
So it was a friendly but skeptical upcoming mother in law – said hello to the 17 year old upcoming daughter in law – and invited her inside.
and what happened
Few minutes after that the young woman was placed in the older woman’s armchair – then her beloved dog “Lady” almost sitting on top of her guest – the dog who had always been reserved with strangers – and the dog had completely forgotten her owner and this was the way the all day (and it was the way, so long as the dog lived) – so during this sunday something happened that nobody had seen before – that the old lady changed her mind within a few hours from black to white…
So the dog “Lady” accompanying a friendship that day
which formed another friendship in its surrounding.