My friend Carol from Cincinati, Ohio (photo taken in Dallas at the National Relay Summit last August) – – I saw this photo and needing a photo of the day – this smile made me smile, so I thought I should post and write a little bit about Carol. Funny thing about Carol was that the day we met she blew me off. Yes sir! Forgot all about me – stranded awaiting her warm car at the airport when I flew in to present at the Ohio Summit and meet with her that day. I waundered, waiting, and finally called her – left a message and then caught a cab to the hotel.
Well – she was horrified – a brand new staffer to the Ohio division she felt REALLY bad. It really was no big deal (nobody ever picks me up anyway… I always take cabs). She met me at the restaurant with this big group of “Relayers” that I knew from years past… it was a fun night with that group and Carol was able to join us – again – feeling so bad. I still (jokingly) give her a hard time for blowing me off at the airport! : )
We spent the next day meeting and preparing and “hanging” out – our friendship was immediate, we were a lot alike (she worked 10 years with the Red Cross – where I had spent 2 years) and she had such great energy and enthusiasm for her new position with the ACS – I love people like that! It was a great weekend, working on stuff together. The beginning of a good friendship. She has been so supportive to me this year with all the corporations and trainings, always the first to volunteer and lend a hand. I truly value her as a colleague too! Definitely a top ten and a keeper for a friend! One of those “girlfriends” you can tell anything. Cheers to my friend Carol!