Saturday, May 23, 2015

RIP Zsa's


My BFF passed away a few days ago. 48 years we were BFFs.  We met when we were 13 years old.

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I don't have any pictures of the two of us together from back then, but this is the tennis courts in Kaimuki where we spent every day in the summer of 1968 and 1969.
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And this is the Taerobix class in Aina Haina where for years we used to go exercise up until about seven years ago.
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This is Zsa's and her damn brother who used to put glue in my hair and ice on my butt, back in the day when I used to go sleep over her house. 
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Zsa's and Ricky met while we were in high school and have been together ever since.
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Zsa's shrimp curry recipe, my favorite:  here.

Rest in peace, Zsa's. Rest in peace.
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20 comments:

Les said...

I'm so sorry for your loss :*( I know how much you cared about her...

Kalin's Mommy said...

Awww, (tear), awesome tribute! Sending Zsa's family hugs!

K and S said...

beautiful tribute to your BFF, hugs to you! Take care.

Anonymous said...

J: awww my condolences to you and her family. Words can't express how sad I feel for you. With such a long history, BFFs are like a sibling born into a different family, that kind of blood tie that binds just as strongly blood. Oh man, I can't imagine losing any of my old time friends, even if we don't hang together that tie is still there, like my high school friends. There must be an interesting story as to why Zsa's has an apostrophe in her name. God Give You Peace -N

jalna said...

Thanks, Les.

Awww, thank you, Mich.

Thank you, Kat.

Thank you, N. Her real name is Carolyn. Her mom gave her the nickname Zsa's. When we were kids, I asked Zsa's about the spelling and she said she didn't know . . . that's just how it was.

Kay said...

Oh gosh! Jalna... I'm so sorry. That's really hard. Sending you hugs.

Mark Shelby said...

Sorry Jalna! Always very sad now, as times are changing and we are losing lifelong friends and family members.

I prefer the good old days! When we were young and still learning, and looking forward to the future and exciting things.

DNakamaru said...

So sad. My deepest sympathy. I hate when people leave us especially the good ones. She will live forever in your wonderful memories.

Nippon Nin said...

I'm very sorry... my prayers are with you.

jalna said...

Thank you, Kay.

I totally agree, Mark.

Thank you, Dean.

Thanks, Akemi.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Jalna.

Arlene

jalna said...

Thank you, Arlene.

grayce said...

oh, jalna. i'm so sorry for your loss! big hugs

alibaba37 said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I have a best friend since the first grade and I dread this day. Hugs to you.

Taryn M said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Zsa's passing. So sad... Rest in peace Zsas.

jenny said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, 48 years! How wonderful that you had a friendship that lasted so long. She looks so happy in all her pics, I'm sure she had a wonderful life surrounded by love. Hope you are doing ok...

jalna said...

Thanks, Grayce, Hope you're doing okay.

Thank you, Alibaba. Such a precious friendship, yah.

Thank you, Taryn.

Thank you, Jenny. She did have a wonderful life.

Erick said...

Sorry for your loss. Treasure those 48 years.

Mokihana said...

I am so sorry... losing a BFF is so painful. Happy for your years together, but oh, so sad for your loss.

jalna said...

Thank you, Moki.