My childhood friend, BFF as they say now, continued living in Louisiana after I moved away. We never lost touch and spoke nearly daily. There is another layout in my gallery ("Missing U" http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/?m=image&id=2956177&type=searchwords&s=missing+u&start=64&types=0,3 ) that shows us in front of this same store over 20 years earlier, at age 8. Here we are in front of The Lemon Tree just before our 30th birthdays in November 1989. Beverly died in late 2004, and I miss her to this day. I have so few photos of us, so each of these is truly treasured.
I took the wood branch and used inks on it to make it resemble a lemon tree branch. I think she'd have liked this layout...and she was a scrapper too!