Board Members for Life! Part Three


A post by writer Sue Pace:

And now our babies are growing up, going off to college and beyond.

We are growing up, too.

We find ourselves mothering our mamas and daddies instead. Or we bury them.

Polly’s brother was killed by a drunk driver recently.

Both Lisa and Boots are dealing with mothers who have breast cancer.

Beth, Polly and I are now completely without the unconditional love only a parent can give.

Our significant others, some legal, some not, some long time, some in the tingly phase, are all good men who thankfully just roll with it.

Humorous birthing stories have been replaced by even funnier hot flash moments. One of us recently stripped down at the kitchen table for some heat relief while the rest of us cheered.

That’s what women of the south do. We laugh till we cry or is it the other way around?

The theater that unfolds just gives us yet another stage to stand on together.




No script necessary for this southern six pack.


Sue Pace lives on the outskirts of Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her husband Lee, two occasional kids and an assortment of dogs, cats and horses. She is a writer, graphic designer and runs a small horse boarding facility. Her blog is Midlife, Amuse Me. Read it here.

Midlife, Amuse Me


15 thoughts on “Board Members for Life! Part Three”

  1. I’ve enjoyed your posts. Wonderful to have such a tight group of friends to lean on and enjoy. You’re lucky and you know it – which makes it even better.

  2. Wonderful stories and thanks for sharing this slice of life. And most of all…..thanks for sharing dear Lisa with us!!!!

  3. Beautiful post, Sue. It feels strange after your parents die. My mother was such a large part of my life after my father died when I was little and she’s been gone for more than 20 years now. Thank goodness we have good friends to travel this journey with. What would we do without them?

  4. Barbara,

    We were without Internet, cable and phone since the ice storm. Finally got everything back up and running today. Just catching my breath after a weekend of freelance work.

    My thanks to you for this wonderful opportunity. You have been so generous with your blog space and time.

    You have wonderful readers, too.

    If I can ever help you in any way (I am a graphic designer), please let me return the favor.

    Take care,


    1. Sue,

      Thank you so much for your kind words about my wonderful readers and for your offer of graphic design help. Loved checking out your work on your website.

      Your posts were witty and fun and insightful, as you know from the comments you received. I’d love to have you write another post at any time!

      Thanks again,


  5. I’m so lucky to have gone through adulthood with this bunch, and also appreciate Barb, Judy and the other “church ladies” who allowed me into their longtime circle. Fun to bring those worlds together in blogland!

    1. Lisa,

      Thanks so much for introducing me to Sue and the others on/in? The Board.

      Now when are you and James going to write me posts? You could do his viewpoint/her viewpoint. How fun!


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