When I say the word, “snort” I am not referring to drugs. I am talking about deep uncontrollable hysteria. This is why I love to connect with my friends who make me laugh so hard I snort. And one of my favorite laughing buds is Joe Lee. #pearlsbook
I love the quote; “Friendship is like a violin. The strings may stop for a moment but the music is still there.”
One of the delights of writing my book, “Bury Me with My Pearls” was reconnecting with various friends and sharing the news that I wrote a story about them. Joe Lee’s story is on page 106. It was a funny pageant moment that began with Joe Lee plopping down beside me at the Miss South Carolina Pageant. I was the reigning queen and had to act “queenly.” As I glanced to see my fellow seat mate, I realized that I was in trouble. There was no way to act queenly with Joe Lee next to me.
“Joe Lee,” I said in a serious voice. “Do not make me laugh. You know I have to act queenly.” “Girl,” Joe Lee replied. “I ain’t gonna say nothing,” Suddenly the emcee said, “Please welcome to the stage Miss Aiken County Shrine Queen!” This girl looked like the head waitress from Hooters. Her dress was one solid mass of tassels. Joe Lee could not contain himself. He leaned over and said, “Don’t you know them Shriners give up them hats for that dress.”
That did it. Joe Lee and I were in hysterics followed by snorts and other un-queenly like behavior.
After I called and told Joe Lee that I had included that story in my book, he sent the attached picture of us sooooo many years ago.
God Love Him, Joe Lee. What a great memory and what fun to be able to “keep the strings attached” to revisit the wonderful melody we call, friendship. Give a friend a call today and re-connect; hear the music play!