New Farm Park, Brisbane

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

THE POLLIES

Way back in the 70's we moved into a new house in Springwood, a suburb of Brisbane. I made friends with a neighbour, Moira, a few doors down the street. We were both having our second baby. We both had girls, my Sonya and Moira's Joanne. From when they were babies they became the best of friends. Moira nicknamed them "The Pollies." The Pollies played together often and attended Playgroup together.

 Later. Miora moved and the girls attended different Primary Schools but we still visited each other for a play. Later still the Pollies attended the same High School and their friendship strengthened.

After school their lives took different paths. Both girls attended different universities and they lived and worked in many different towns and cities in Australia and overseas but they kept in contact with each other and met up whenever they were in the same town. Eventually, they both married and settled in Sydney and just happened to be five minutes away from each other. Another coincidence is that they had their first babies close together too. 

Now Sonya has moved to LA but they still visit each other. At the moment Sonya and Bernie are back in Sydney for a few months and so the Pollies caught up again, now both in their late 30's. I found this old photo of them when they were little and I got them to make the same pose. (except they have winter clothes on this time)
Their babies are now best friends too. Sonya, Fox, Joanne, and Pepper.

19 comments:

  1. This is a fantastic post Diane! I love it when you can find an old photo and replicate it in the 'now'. Wow I can't believe how cute Fox is. He is so big!

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    1. He is not really big for his age just right for cuddles.

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  2. Wonderful. The value of friendship is priceless.

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  3. these are marvelous and so is the story. i love stories like this. great shot of them with their babies.

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  4. What a lovely long friendship and good timing with babies too!

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  5. It's wonderful that the Pollies have remained good friends and have kept in touch through the years.

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  6. A lifelong friendship like theirs is a treasure!

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  7. Great idea to combine these picture and take similar shots.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  8. I love these long lasting friendship ! and the pictures are so cute, as children and then as young mothers. My oldest friend dates from 1951 !! We were neighbors in Bonn, Germany and then our fathers started to work for the Commun Market in Brussels and we were again neighbors. Life sometimes parted us too, but we still kept contact, and this morning she called me for my birthday and we chatted an hour !! Meanwhile she is grandma of 4 boys the oldest is 24 and the youngest 1 year old !

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  9. What a great idea to get them to pose like in that other lovely photo, and how wonderful that they have stayed friends all their lives. Super read Diane, loved all the photos. And thanks for visiting my magic mushroom post ;)

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  10. It is nice to have such a long friendship and see the changes in live and see each others children. Lovely pictures.

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  11. How neat that the two gals have remained friends... Hope that friendship lasts forever... AND--hopefully their two little ones will become good friends and THAT will last forever also... Love this story!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. That is totally fun! And both they and their children look like the stars they are!

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  13. What a wonderful story of a lasting friendship. It's always nice to hear about friends keeping in touch. The last photo of the girls with their little ones is just adorable.

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  14. Fantastic story, fantastic photographs. Pozdraiam

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  15. Diane, I love the photo of the Pollies. It is very nice your daughter and her friend are able to keep in touch. Very cool, to have their children playing together. Great photos, the boys are adorable.

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  16. What a beautiful story Diane .... wonderful that the little Pollies Fox and Pepper are now best of friends

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