A Tribute to Pam Boulter

Posted By Susan Macaulay

It's hard to believe we've known each other for more than 30 years.

I remember the summer days in res at U of C when we both worked as waitresses in the bar at the Crowchild Motor Inn :)

You didn't like me much at first, and there have been time since that you've felt the same way ;) In those early days, you thought I was a bad influence on Rae - do you remember LOL? Ironically, I think it was the other way around ! Anyway, here we are, three decades later and still connected.

Life is so full of surprises. We've come a long way since those days, but at least one thing remains the same - you are still at school ! LOL !

4.jpg[Update: not anymore. You were still schooling when I first wrote this, but now you are A DOCTOR ! DOCTOR Pammy - it has a nice ring to it, don't you think? I'm so proud of you. It doesn't matter that you're not very good at sharades (just teasing - lol!)]

Pammy, you have been a great friend to me all these years. Of course we've had our ups and downs. I guess that's the nature of relationships. Nevertheless, we're still connected, thanks in large part to your persistence and efforts to keep our friendship alive, even during troubled times. I thank you for that.

A couple of years ago you sent me a birthday card, which I still have pinned on the bulletin board in my office. There's a picture of pink flowers and two words - Tolerance and Flexibility - on the front of the card.

It occurs to me that we have both needed good doses of both of those when things have been a little stormy between us. Neither of us is "easy," but perhaps that's part of our charm ;)

On the inside of the card are these words:

"Well Sooze, Another year of our longstanding friendship - both of us going through some sort of transformation. Isn't life grand! Always offering us the opporutnity to experience the new and old, always enriching our tapestry. You are my longest "thread" of friendship and I value the richness and complexity you add to my weaving."
Thank you for those beautiful words. I feel lucky to have sat - and to still be sitting - at the loom with you. XOX