Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My View of Friendship

There are a lot of syrupy sweet emails going around cyberspace that talk about love and friendship.  With most of these, you read them and hit delete.  I got this one over the weekend from a friend, and it TOTALLY sums up our friendship ... and it demonstrates why I love her like a sister. 

Darlow's Enigma, Hybrid Musk, found rose

"Here is a series of promises that actually speak of true friendship.  You will see no cute little smiley faces on this ... Just the stone cold truth of our great friendship.

1. When you are sad, I will help you get drunk and plot revenge against the sorry bastard who made you sad.

Awakening, Climber

2. When you are blue, I will try to dislodge whatever is choking you.

Alba Meideland, Climber

3.  When you smile, I will know you are thinking of something that I would probably want to be involved in.

Basye's Purple Rose, Hybrid Rugosa

4. When you are scared, I will rag on you about it every chance I get until you're NOT.

Jean Guichard, Wichurana Rambler

5. When you are worried, I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be until you quit whining.

"The Bishop", Hybrid China

6. When you are confused, I will try to use only little words.

"Peggy Martin", Multiflora Rambler

7. When you are sick, stay completely away from me until you are well again. I don't want whatever you have.

Little Buckaroo, Miniature

8. When you fall, I will laugh at your clumsy ass, but I'll help you up.

"Puerto Rico", Hybrid Tea, found rose

9. This is my oath .... I pledge it to the end. 'Why?' you may ask ~ because you are my friend."

Banshee, Damask Hybrid

My wish for you is that each of you has at least one true friend who is as dear and honest as this.

(All of the roses in the photos in this post are among those that were just added to updated inventory on my Hartwood Roses web site.  Click HERE to go to the catalog.)


  1. Syrupy e-mails in my inbox make me go delete delete delete. It's just that most of them have been going around for 10-15 years and I wonder why people just keep passing them around.

    I would however, give you the heimlich if you were choking... LOL


  2. Love this - I have two friends I feel this way about and while my relationships with the two of them are completely different, this most definitely applies to both of them :) Have a great day!

  3. Beautiful roses and yes, this is one of the best friendship emails!

  4. I love this post, I love these roses, and I love that we are friends! Is that too syrupy?! ;-)

    Kat :)

  5. LOL! Loved this, you funny friend, you! lol! I promise I won't let you know that I'm laughing at you as I help you up after you fall.


    xoxo laurie

  6. LOL, they sound more like sister promises!

  7. To me a friend is someone that I am so confident in that it could be weeks with no communication.Tho you know they are there you have no great reason to communicate.One may have seen them at there best and worst and it did not matter.For when there is true friendship they are someone you can always rely on.


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