Sixty five years ago - 3 weeks apart - and unbeknownst to them, these two spirited individuals were born in parallel Universes that five years later brought them together when they began Sunday School. They were Barbara Martie Wogan and Susan Joy Fox. Tah dah!! In the early years, they played with friends and loved to ride their bikes around and about and build castles in the sand next to their beloved ocean in Wildwood, NJ. Life's circumstances changed and somewhere in high school, they grew in different directions. Barbara went off to Philadelphia to become an early childhood educator (and later became Martie) and Susan went off to Washington, D.C. to study Political science and march on the Mall - later becoming a clay artist. Years ago, at a craft show in Philadelphia's Memorial Hall they remet and just sat on the floor and shared and talked. Now many years later, they spent the day in Alexandria, VA visiting and catching up! As they sat in the Fireside coffee shop, they met two 'girlfriends' from Harrisburg, PA who had know one another since third grade! Cool. Martie and Susan asked them to take their picture and spontaneously they said, "You two look like artists and hippies!" Hey, that is an ultimate compliment and one to remembered for many more birthdays to come!! It brought joy to Martie and Susan's heart and will create a glow for many birthdays to come.
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