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Who Would You Invite to Your Women-Only Party?

I’ve often been called a “guy’s gal.” This is usually – I think– meant as a compliment. There are some stereotypically masculine pursuits that I do enjoy and which often lead me to rattling around in the boys’ club house. For example, I LOVE football. I’ve followed the Dolphins since 1972 and, as many of you know, I am a somewhat crazed FSU fan – GO NOLES! I can fish, tell jokes (yes, especially dirty ones), and have been known to go shot for shot with the gentlemen at the bar. I have yet to reach “broad” status; but I’m working on it. Call me a broad-in-waiting.

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However, as I’ve gotten older, and a wee bit wiser [read: subject for debate], it’s my gal pals that I dearly appreciate and cherish. Please don’t get me wrong: I do like the boys, I truly do. Nevertheless, it’s my gal pals that I have come to love with all my heart and soul. Up here in the middle-aged cheap seats, most of my best pals are my gal pals.

Friday, March 8 was International Women’s Day . This day to celebrate women has me thinking about our relationships with each other. It’s a travesty the way female relationships are often portrayed on reality TV. I personally boycott any show where a woman stabs another woman in the back … or throws a punch! My fear is that a whole generation of younger women who watch this trash believe that this is an acceptable way for women to treat each other – WRONG!

There are so many things about gal pals that I appreciate; it’s difficult to narrow my rationale down to just a few highlights. But, in no particular order, here are some of the reasons why I love and need my gal pals every day:

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Kimba Dalferes

Kimba Dalferes is a native Floridian, but currently pretends to be a Virginian. She is an accomplished king salmon slayer, estate sale junkie, and sometimes writes books. She is currently working on the sequel to her first book “I Was In Love With a Short Man Once.” This next book, “Magic Fishing Panties” will be out in 2015. She divides her time between Fairfax and Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia with husband Greg and occasionally her son Jimmy; when he is home from college. She also hangs out in <a href="http://kimdalferes.com/category/kim-dalferes-blog">The Middle-Aged Cheap Seats </a>.

Joan Stommen

Thursday 13th of March 2014

Love this post! I've had my girlfriends for more than 50 years and we're the same as ever! You are so right in "picking up where we left off".....and never miss a beat! There are 12 of us....from elementary school, church, Girl Scouts, high school and/or college who have met annually some place, sometime, somewhere. Now we get to celebrate turning 70 together......it'll be the best party ever! If I could invite famous I'd choose Myrle Streep, Gloria Steinem, Carole King and Sandra Sallin! :)

Cathy Chester

Wednesday 12th of March 2014

My two best girlfriends (twins, friends since age 10) and then, whether dead or alive, I'd love to have Eleanor Roosevelt, Jane Austen, Katharine Hepburn, and many of the midlife bloggers in this group! There are many more, but those are on the tip of my tongue. Oh, Emily Dickinson and Hedda Hopper strictly for the gossip she garnered during the heyday of Hollywood. Meow.

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