Aug 24, 2017 | By: Kari Young
A FRIENDSHIP FOR THE AGES
OUR FAMILY HAS RECENTLY MOVED IN TO OUR DREAM HOME AND OUR DREAM NEIGHBORHOOD.
(EKKK!! VERY EXCITING TIMES)
SERIOUSLY THOUGH, WE LIVE IN AN OLDER NEIGHBORHOOD; YOU KNOW ONES WHERE NEIGHBORS STILL COME OUTSIDE AND TALK TO EACH OTHER?
NEIGHBORS THAT COME TO GREET YOU AS YOU ARE MOVING IN, AND IF YOU'RE AS LUCKY AS US THEY FEED YOU TOO!!
THESE NEW AMAZING NEIGHBORS OF OURS FED US FOR ALMOST THE FIRST WEEK THAT WE MOVED IN, AND I COULDN'T OF BEEN MORE THANKFUL.
WE ARE TYPICALLY ONES TO SAY "NO THANK' OR "THATS SO KIND, BUT PLEASE DON'T GO TO ALL THE HASSLE"
THIS WAS SO DIFFERENT, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO ECCEPT DINNERS, AND BOTTLES OF WINE AND GOODIES!
ONE OF THE SWEET NEIGHBORS TO DELIVER A MUCH NEEDED LUNCH WAS OUR SWEET, SWEET NEIGHBOR; FRANCES.
FRANCES IS 85, ABOUT 5 FOOT 2 AND ALL OF A 100 POUNDS! SHE IS SO CUTE AND A LITTLE FEISTY.:)
FRANCES CAME OVER WITH HER DAUGHTER IN LAW WHO ALSO LIVES ON THIS AMAZING STREET-
I SWEAR EVERYONE HERE IS CONNECTED ONE WAY OR ANOTHER! :)
I OPEN THE DOOR TO THESE BEAUTIFUL LADIES HOLDING THE MOST GLORIOUS BAG OF BUSH'S CHICKEN, AS I OPEN THE DOOR MRS. FRANCES COMES RIGHT IN.
SHE HELPS HERSELF RIGHT TO MY KITCHEN AREA, AND I DIDN'T MIND ONE BIT!
AT THAT POINT I KNEW I WAS REALLY GOING TO LIKE AND GET ALONG GREAT WITH THIS AMAZING WOMAN.
THE FRIENDSHIP MRS. FRANCES AND I SHARE IS FOR ANOTHER DAY AND ANOTHER BLOG POST! :)
DID I MENTION WE HAVE A 13 YEAR OLD SON WHO LOVES TO COOK??
DID I MENTION FRANCES LOVES TO ALSO COOK??
WHEERE IM GOING WITH THIS? :)
THESE TWO... THEY TALK ABOUT COOKING NON STOP.
AT FIRST I THOUGHT "GOODNESS KAIDEN COULD LEARN A THING OR TWO FROM MRS. FRANCES. ( HE STILL CAN)
HOWEVER, KAIDEN IS TEACHING HER A FEW NEWER TECHNIQUES TOO!
FAST FORWARD THROUGH AN AMAZING SUMMER SPENT GETTING TO KNOW FRANCES.
FROM COFFEE EVERY MORNING, TO SHOPPING TRIPS, WINE NIGHTS, AND LOTS OF LAUGHTER;
TO THIS WEEK WHEN I HEAR KAIDEN LEAVE THE
HOUSE AT 7 AM...
ABOUT AN HOUR HAD PASSED AND I DECIDED TO GO OVER FOR MY MORNING COFFEE WITH FRANCES,
ASSUMING KAIDEN WAS MAYBE OUT BACK THROWING A BALL AROUND OR SWIMMING. LOW AND BEHOLD HE WAS OVER AT FRANCES' HOUSE, BAKING...
THESE TWO HAD BEEN WORKING ON THEIR STARTER AND TALKING BREAD FOR QUITE A FEW DAYS.
KAIDEN SAMPLING HER BREAD AND LEARNING HOW SHE MAKES HER SOURDOUGH STARTER.
HE WANTED TO SHOW MRS. FRANCES HOW HE MADE HIS SOURDOUGH BREAD; AS SHE WAS INTRIGUED BY THE PROCESS IN WHICH HE MAKES HIS.
( SHE SAYS HIS IS TOO MUCH WORK!)
ASIDE FROM COOKING, KAIDEN IS SO GOOD TO FRANCES.
HE IS A TRUE GENTLEMEN WHEN IT COMES TO HER.
IF SHE IS OVER AT OUR HOUSE, HE WILL WALK HER HOME WHEN SHE LEAVES. WHEN SHOPPING
HE WILL CARRY HER BAGS, OR PUT HER CART BACK. HE OPENS THE CAR DOOR FOR HER WHEN SHE IS BOTH GETTING IN AND OUT OF THE CAR.
HELPS HER WITH HER CELL PHONE WHEN SHE CAN'T SEEM TO FIGURE IT OUT.
WHENEVER HE COOKS, HE INVITES HER OVER OR TAKES HER OVER A PLATE OF WHAT HE HAD MADE.
HE TRULY MAKES HIS MOMMA PROUD! :)
I DECIDED TO SNEAK MY CAMERA BACK OVER WITH ME TO FRANCES' HOUSE TO CAPTURE
SUCH AN UNLIKELY
Nov 19, 2017 10:53:26 AM
Charlene Burton - We have known the Dorman family and Ms. Frances most of our lives. She is a precious, amazing lady!
Nov 19, 2017 10:23:03 AM
Dale - Kari, I was just telling the guys last night on the band bus about you and how amazing you are. Also, how amazing you have been to mom... I have wanted to thank you face to face , but seem to always forget. You and your family were heaven sent to that house. Thank you, Alex and Kaiden , from me and my family. Y’all are a true blessing and believe me the feeling is mutual from her .... PS .... one thing wrong in your story..... she is not feisty , she is hard headed ..... but that’s her and we love her!! Thanks again so much!!!!!!
Nov 17, 2017 6:00:50 PM
Dianne Schulz - Kari Marie, this story definitely warms my heart, not only because Frances is one of my dearest and lifelong friends but because she is truly a rare gem. People that are fortunate enough to be on her friends list are immeasurably blessed! You and your family have chosen a wonderful neighborhood to make your home. Frances is so happy to have the three of you next door, she loves the morning coffees, shopping sprees and going to the grocery store with you! She tells me how sweet you all are and how Kaiden brings her groceries inside for her and how much all of you help her
Aug 25, 2017 12:01:47 PM
Grandma Bo - What a beautiful story. Kaiden is truly an awesome kid that I am also very proud of. I am so glad he has found a friend in Mrs Frances, I am sure she has given him memories that will last a lifetime. Bless your heart Mrs Frances ❣