As another year draws to a close, so, too, does a very special yearlong campaign we announced in the 2011 edition of the Farmers’ Almanac, our year of friendship.
The year started off with a very special story about 10 women whose childhood friendship has persisted for more than six decades, Friendships that Stand the Test of Time.
Shortly after our 2011 edition hit shelves, we invited on of the women in the story, Mary Beth Morris, to our office to talk about her circle of friends. We filmed two videos with Mary Beth and our managing editor Sandi Duncan.
As part of our year of friendship, we asked you to share your stories of the special friendships that touched your lives. We were touched and inspired by the stories of caring and sharing we received. You can read some of the submissions from throughout the year here.
Though the year of friendship may be officially over, friendship remains an important part of our lives. The data suggests that people with close friendships may even live longer, healthier lives. We hope you’ll continue to celebrate your friends, both new and old, in the New Year to come.