A Bosom Friend "The girls read under a large maple on a brisk autumn day."

A Bosom Friend

As a child, I read far more than I socialized. As a result, I picked up some antiquated vocabulary. This sometimes made it difficult to make friends.

A Bosom Friend "The girls read under a large maple on a brisk autumn day."

A Bosom Friend "Nicki looks up from 'Anne of Green Gables'"

A Bosom Friend "Hello!"

A Bosom Friend "Would you like to be my bosom friend?"

A Bosom Friend "Ashley and Chrissy exchange looks"

A Bosom Friend "I am looking for a kindred spirit to be my bosom friend."

A Bosom Friend "Perhaps?"

A Bosom Friend "HUH?"

A Bosom Friend "Maybe next time, Nic."

A Bosom Friend "The girls return to their reading."


26 responses to “A Bosom Friend”

  1. becomingcliche Avatar

    This is my favorite entry yet.

  2. Ashley Avatar

    I want to know what Chrissy is reading!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      BABYSITTTERS CLUB. Only because I didn’t have a Babysitters Little Sisters book to scan.

  3. Peas and Cougars Avatar

    If they hadn’t read Anne of Green Gables, they probably wouldn’t have made a very cool friend anyway.

  4.  Avatar

    at least the friends you have can communicate with you lol

  5. Pura Avatar

    I knew you were referencing Anne of GG as soon as I read the title.

  6. avocadoexplosion Avatar

    This hits pretty close to home. I think I probably had an exchange just like this one at some point in my childhood.

  7. vegansmarties Avatar

    exactly how I felt! and I looooved Anne of GG :D

  8. 4myskin Avatar

    hahaha, love it!

  9. Robin Avatar

    Yup, I’m pretty sure I had a nearly identical episode somewhere in my childhood. I still love Anne, though :)

  10. Kristen Avatar

    Yup, I’ve been there!

  11. missemmalou Avatar

    Hahaha!!! I’m glad to know that I am not the only one. I suppose that I could say that in a way we are kindred spirits…. :) If I knew you then, I would have chosen to be your bosom friend, you are pretty cool!

  12. Sara T Avatar

    Ha! You and I are totally kindred spirits. I STILL talk like that and people STILL think it’s weird.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Hahaha! It’s weird, but there are worse things :)

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  15. The Bumble Files Avatar

    I love your stuff, Nicole. It’s great!! – Amy

  16. Kylie Avatar

    Oh…. Kindred spirits. I bought just about every LM Montgomery book at B. Dalton’s when I was in third grade, and checked out all the Madeleine L’engle books from the library, and read them at recess.

  17. A Jolly Lark | The Middlest Sister Avatar

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  18. She's a Maineiac Avatar

    Oh, how I loved Anne. I’ve also probably watched the show they did on PBS about 100 times. They just aired it last year and I watched it yet again.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      I would LOVE to rewatch those! Maybe being sick is a good excuse for a marathon viewing… hmmm…

      1. She's a Maineiac Avatar

        Definitely do it! It’ll cheer you up in between cough syrup doses.

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