Saturday, July 21, 2018


Back in 2010 I wrote a post about the VALLEY GIRLS ’67.  As I explained, there were 9 of us who were best friends all through high school in Fort Valley, GA but after graduation we all went in different directions.  After being apart for many years, we began getting together for yearly trips and have been doing so for about 12 years now.  If you’d like to read about each of these special ladies, go here.

        Kaye, Jackie, Christy, Olivia, Jerri, me, Evelyn

This past week we hit Savannah, GA for a few days of fun and fellowship and AS ALWAYS we had a ball!  
                                                   Beautiful Savannah

We talked and laughed and ate and talked and laughed and toured and talked and shopped and laughed and ate some more!  There are NO dull moments when we are together.

        You haven’t heard anyone laugh until you hear EV laugh!

                       Olivia (on right) flew in from Texas

We stayed at the lovely LIVE OAKS HOUSE…you can read about it here.  It’s one of the oldest homes in Savannah and was built when Thomas Jefferson was president!  It has been remarkably restored and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay.  My bed was like sleeping on a cloud😊

We got our exercise for the week by going up and down all the steep stairs since there were 4 levels.  (I can’t imagine treading those stairs wearing a big hoop skirt like in the old days!)

The house is located right near the heart of downtown so it was very convenient for us to walk to nearby shops and restaurants, like THE PINK HOUSE, Boar’s Head, Husk, and Vic’s.   

         My lunch of pimento cheese at  HUSK…it's in there somewhere!

                                                   Great food at Boar's Head

The famous RIVER ST. down by the river wasn’t far, and we enjoyed seeing the huge ships and barges arrive from ports around the world.

This was the perfect photo opp for Jackie because she is always saying LIFE IS GOOD!

We enjoyed a tour of downtown via OLD SAVANNAH TOURS.  Our guide Mr. Komedy was very informative and entertaining.  

We were even met by some “famous characters” like Juliette Gordon Low and an old pirate.

Our last night we took the PediCabs to the Historic Savannah Theater.  We had some awesome young men to escort us.  Many of these guys are students at the local colleges.

                    Christy, me, & Kaye with our great driver “G” from Brazil

We were greatly entertained with the musical SAVANNAH LIVE  where we heard some wonderful “oldies but goldies” and were serenaded by Mick Jagger, the Bee Gees, Patsy Kline, and many others…even Elvis!  If you are ever in Savannah I highly recommend this show…you won’t be disappointed.

Of course, we made sure we had plenty of time just to relax and share some good conversations to catch up on what’s going on with everyone. 
 Stopping by CITY MARKET for some refreshing peach sangria

We even had a GRANDMOTHER SHOWER for Evelyn who next month will become GRANNA to her first grandchild (a boy).  He will have 8 special aunts:) 

Two of the Valley Girls weren’t able to make this trip and we missed them so much.  You can imagine how difficult it is to juggle the schedules of 9 busy ladies.  In fact, there was only one week this whole summer that we could all get together. 

I am so very thankful for each and every lady who is a part of this group.  Each one is unique in her own special way, and each brings something special to the group.  I am very blessed to have had them for my friends (and partners in crime) for 54 years.  All but 2 of us have actually been together since kindergarten or first grade!  They “adopted” me into the group when I moved to Fort Valley at the beginning of our ninth grade year.  I can’t imagine doing life without them.
                      Jackie is absent from this one cause she’s taking the picture!

So….until the next VALLEY GIRL TRIP, we will stay in touch via email, phone calls, and texts and look forward to when we can be together again.  And whenever that is I can promise you there will be lots of talking, laughing, giggling, reminiscing, eating, and a little sleeping!  Valley Girls, until we meet again MAY GOD BLESS YOU and may you anticipate our next great adventure!


  1. Oh,I have a girlfriend group much like this and we went to NYC in May and had such a great time. It's such fun to just have fun and enjoy each other's company. Friendship is one of life's best gifts.

    1. Lea, you are so right. Every woman should have a girlfriend group...we need each other:)

  2. What fun trip and what a beautiful group of ladies! I hope you can do this for 54 more years! You all look fabulous!

    1. Thanks, Yaya, for the compliment...we'll accept it graciously:) They are ALL wonderful gals...and so much fun!

  3. Cheri- What a fun, fun, fun group of gals. What a blessing to be able to get together and pick up right where you left off. There is nothing like the bond between girlfriends, is there?! xo Diana

    1. NanaDiana, you are SO right. We share so many memories and are thankful to be making more!

  4. You are truly blessed to have such a wonderful friend group. That trip looks like a blast! I bet you miss them a ton already...

    1. Kim, you are right!!! That's the only downside of getting takes me a few days to get over having withdrawal symptoms!!! I love each of them and we truly share a special bond. I am blessed!

  5. What a fun time in my favorite place on Earth! I love having old friends that stay close even when far apart! So happy that you all continue to get together and share these wonderful times! Have a blessed day dear Cheri, HUGS!

    1. Theresa, I love Savannah too! Such a beautiful and fun city. I told the girls that it sure would have been fun if we could have all lived there together when we were young!!!! So much to see and do...and eat!!!

  6. Love love this, Enjoyed seeing the valley dolls. I measure true friendship this way,... If I don't see a friend for years, but when we do, we pick up right where we left off, it seems you girls did exactly that.


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