A-Z Challenge Day 25


Children often have imaginary friends and the young Rosey was no exception. Her pretend friend was Petal. She gave Petal the same birthday as her own so she wouldn’t miss it, and each year they made each other birthday cards! Petal was left-handed so when she wrote, her handwriting looked different from Rosey’s.

Usually, imaginary mates fade away as real friendships develop and young people leave childish ways behind. Rosey, however, decided it would be fun to remain friends and grow up together.

Still today, Petal comes up in conversation at regular intervals and the things Rosey claims she does are often outrageous and always hilarious! She likes mentioning her in front of people who aren’t in on the joke; it’s so funny to watch their faces as they hear about Petal’s latest escapade! We, as her close friends, have sworn a vow of secrecy to enable Rosey to have a little fun at every opportunity.

As you may know, Rosey’s quite keen on holding dinner parties and believe it or not, she always lays a place for Petal! She doesn’t actually plate up an extra meal, but Petal always gets a glass or two of wine which, needless to say, Rosey helps her drink!

And whenever we have a get together no matter where we are, we always raise our glasses to Rosey’s imaginary friend Petal! So it’s cheers to Petal, and bottoms up to my friend Rosey!

It must be fun having a pretend friend….. not that I would know anything about that of course!


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34 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge Day 25

  1. Christine Goodnough Apr 28, 2018 / 04:25

    It’s never to late, Keith. 🙂
    Your post reminds me of that old saying, “A true friend thinks you’re a good egg even if you are slightly cracked.” Sounds like you folks are being true friends to Rosey. 🙂

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 28, 2018 / 15:15

      I’ve not heard that before and I like it! You reap what you sow and she a true friend in return.


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 28, 2018 / 15:12

      Oh my goodness, I need to ask Rosey what those long words mean! Whatever, I’m sure you are right about her lack of concern.

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  2. Kalpana Apr 28, 2018 / 08:04

    Hahahahah -you don’t know anything about imaginary pals? Come on Keith. I think I’m also going to have an imaginary friend and pour him extra wine.

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  3. Moon Apr 28, 2018 / 10:15

    I love the idea of an imaginary pal. Extra food, drinks and even presents . 🙂🙂
    Petal is a lovely imaginary name.
    Rosey, you are the best!

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  4. Arti Jain (@artismoments) Apr 28, 2018 / 14:30

    One for me bartender and one for my imaginary friend…and one for the road…happy weekend –here I come:)
    Cool idea Keith.
    Y is for Yartsa Gumbu


  5. Jacqui Murray Apr 28, 2018 / 15:03

    It took me to the very end to figure that out, Keith. I was thinking it might be fun to carry an imaginary friend through life. Ha!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 28, 2018 / 15:07

      They are useful because when you’ve had enough of them for a while you can switch them off as I will demonstrate on Monday! Thanks, Jacqui.


  6. kristin Apr 28, 2018 / 22:55

    I hadn’t thought of that aspect of the imaginary friend – being able to switch them off without hurting their feelings.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 29, 2018 / 07:47

      Rosey does get on my nerves sometimes! A few years ago I shipped her off to Africa to do voluntary service in a village school for 6 months. It was really peaceful!


  7. artistpath Apr 28, 2018 / 23:55

    Cheers to Petal and Rosie! I will raise a glass to both. And now you’ve given me an idea of creating my own imaginary friend! It’s something to ponder isn’t it? Just what kind of character would he or she be? I think I’ll have to drink on it LOL♥

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 29, 2018 / 07:44

      I’ve had great fun with Rosey over the past twelve years and can’t imagine my blog without her! Have a go, you’ll enjoy it! Red or white? Cheers!


  8. Beth Camp Apr 29, 2018 / 04:49

    I wish I had an imaginary friend. Oh, wait. I’m a writer. Thank you, Keith, for sharing — friends, dinner parties, and wine!

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  9. SeemaMisra Apr 29, 2018 / 09:01

    The child in Rosey is still very much kicking and alive. She’s hilarious – keeping a place in parties for her imaginary friend. What a conversation started 🙂

    Seema, participant in #AtoZchallenge, Artist, Writer, Wanderer, and Dreamer.
    A Memory Entwined Within A House


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 29, 2018 / 17:26

      Some people never grow up and there’s nothing wrong with that! Thanks so much


  10. hilarymb Apr 29, 2018 / 20:44

    Hi Keith – I shall always think of you with Rosey and Petal … never apart … those extra glasses of vino sound good, but dangerous too … fun – cheers Hilary

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 29, 2018 / 23:09

      Quite a team Hilary! Thanks for following Rosey this month, she really appreciates it!


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 30, 2018 / 11:34

      I saw it as a fitting way to bring the month to an end, but I wondered if anyone would get the message! Thanks for your support this month, Rosey really appreciated it!


  11. Emily Bloomquist Apr 30, 2018 / 23:53

    How fun that Rosie still has her friend Petal. Too bad you don’t have an imaginary friend to keep you company, Keith. It would be so fun, you could name her Daisy or Carnation or something flowery. Anyway, have fun with Rosie!

    Emily In Ecuador


      • Keith's Ramblings May 1, 2018 / 00:38

        Some think I already have one called Rosey! Mind you, a friend called Daisy might be fun. BTW you are not the first to spell her name wrongly as you’ll see if you look back!

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