Sunday, October 9, 2011

Girlfriend

We just spent the weekend with some good friends we met on our honeymoon forty years ago.  Linda and Keith Weldon are from the Harrisburg area and we share the same wedding date.  For awhile we saw them about once a year and then life got in the way and we didn't see them for probably somewhere around thirty years.  A couple of years ago they got back in touch with us and it was like we never missed a beat.  We had such fun this weekend that I hated to see them go.

While playing the card game, "Five Crowns," last night my husband made a comment that he never likes it when I refer to my female friends as "girlfriends."  Linda and I didn't see anything wrong with it although we noted that they (men) call their male friends, buddy.

Now I have to think when I'm talking (which I often don't do and one never knows what will come out of my mouth.)  Hey, if they can have male buddies, what can we call our girlfriends?  (Excuse me our female friends.)  Any suggestions?

3 comments:

Zoe Nelson said...

What's wrong with "girlfriend"?? Should we use "buddy" also?

Alice Walkowski said...

My impression is that he thinks it sounds like I'm gay or something. He just cracked my friends and I up when he said it. I'll probably just ignore him and say it anyway.

convergentseries said...

My grandmother would have called them her "lady friends"...