It was August of 1947 when two little girls met for the first time, spotting each other across back yards. Little did they know it was the beginning of a lifelong journey. In Sandra and Me, author Phyllis Strickland shares the memories of a lifetime friendship spent with her best friend, Sandra Miller, who passed away from cancer.
Together, they shared the fun, mischief, and playtime of early childhood. They skipped merrily through their adolescence, delighting in their adventures and overcoming teenage tragedies. They entered adulthood, married, and raised and educated their children while carving out careers. Phyllis and Sandra moved cautiously into old age and discovered the joys of senior citizenship. Through it all, they leaned on each other for guidance and support. They experienced life’s lessons together and honored each other’s secrets until death.
This memoir offers a humorous look at a friendship spanning nearly seventy years, its abrupt conclusion, and the inexpressible grief felt by those left behind. It serves as the fulfillment of a promise made to Sandra that their lifetime spent together would be written down to offer to all who knew this special lady a glimpse of parts of her life they may not have known.