This part of the blog provides a space where we can share memories of those online friends who have made an impact on our lives.
10/7/2012 – Casey B.
Today, on Chris’ birthday, I wanted to share one of my favourite memories. I was surprised to realise that what I thought was one conversation was actually three, but the memory is still precious. I think I’ve mentioned before that Chris loved to cook. In fact, I used to use talk of food as a guide to how she was feeling. If she spoke of making pizza, I could be sure that she was OK. Our first chat about pizza threw up some linguistic difficulties, however. At first, she informed me that she was ‘amassing’ the dough. I laughed to myself, and she said she wasn’t sure whether that was the right word. As I sometimes had to, I provided the correct word, then confused her more by asking what topping she put on her pizzas. I then had to explain what a topping was, and used the example of pepperoni, cursing myself for an hour afterwards when I realised that she was a vegetarian…
I wish Chris every blessing on her birthday, and look forward to reading others’ memories of their friends. If you’d like to contribute, please comment below. I will move the stories up to the main page once a month.