Twenty-Three Years and Thirteen Days

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  1. Kylie w Warszawie says:


    My bff here is moving unexpectedly and I’m in a state of depression over it, even though I know it’s better for her and her family.

    But last night I was talking with my husband about my very best friend in the whole wide world, whom I have known since we were 6. Yeah, we’re lifers.

  2. Balou says:

    I have a friend like that – since 1983. I love your description. And thanks to Colleen for the awesome description of her day on November 4th. How awesome to have been there.

  3. lime says:

    the friends like that are worth their weight in gold. we see each other’s flaws and yet accept them and celebrate growth.

  4. steve says:

    Very cool, Colleen. I wish I knew someone who was there. Chances are I do, I suppose. We were all there in spirit, and continue to be there in the coming years.

  5. Wendy says:

    awesome photo! I think I see them!

  6. Shieldmaiden96 says:

    An old high school friend sent me a message on Facebook; I asked her if she was at Grant Park and she explained that she was too pregnant to be on her feet that long, but she added this:

    “I had him as a professor in law school. He is truly a wonderful man.”

    Which just made me happier than I already was, if that was possible, to hear from someone who dealt with him one on one that he is what he appears to be.

    2009, I can’t wait to see ya.

  7. flutter says:

    I love this, and it makes me sad that I don’t have that.

  8. citizen of the world says:

    Lovely. True friends are a treasure.

  9. chelle says:

    so sweet! friendships are wicked.
    look at all those people all crammed together. here’s hoping everyone remembered their deodorant!

  10. Jonah K. Haslap says:

    I’m back.

  11. Princess Pointful says:

    It is funny to know in a single moment that you are truly a part of history.

  12. Jazz says:

    Yep, y’all did it. The world thanks you.

  13. phd in yogurtry says:

    I see them! How cool! That’s a picture for framing. And there is no better for the heart than a lifer friend. Not an easy feat, especially as these days friends come and go (or change political parties on ya.. now there’s a real bummer).

  14. Say It says:

    so movingly told, i’m misting up. Amazing.

  15. Dory says:

    I’m not sure why I cried when I watched it, and I’m not sure why I have stingy eyeballs hearing it told from another’s eyes. It is what it is.

  16. Franki says:

    I think it’s rare when our cynicism quiets down long enough to let us feel something bigger than our selves. Yay Colleen!

  17. jess says:

    Yay! And with that pithy comment, I am going to bed so my brain can recharge.

  18. geewits says:

    I think I would like Colleen too. I really love that picture. How lucky for her to have been there. Another blogger that I read had a post about his sister and her family being there in the V.I.P. section, so between these two posts, I feel like I was almost there. Thanks!

  19. Chantal says:

    You guys are lucky to have each other. I can’t wait to see what life with Obama will be like. I am so happy for your country!

  20. jess says:

    Why did I think you lived in Montana? Are you from Montana? Or am I just embarrassing myself?

  21. pistols at dawn says:

    I really wish I’d thought to go out on this particular night as opposed to sitting in a quiet, restrained suburb that was in bed by 11.

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