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Old Friends

Saturday, June 22, 2013

I was very blessed to be able to do all my public schooling in the same town. My siblings were not so fortunate. As I grew and went from elementary to junior to senior high, all my neighbourhood and school friends accompanied me. Yet despite having those many years of association I have very few school friends that I have kept in touch with. There are a couple I hear from once in a blue moon but most have been long forgotten. There is one girlfriend that I have maintained a connection with over the 41 years since we graduated from high school. Although there have been weeks, months, and sometimes years between our connecting, when we do, it is as if those periods of separation never happened. We met the first day of grade 8 in home room class Ė 45 years ago. We both had abuse and trauma in our childhoods, so perhaps that helps to bind us. We know a lot about each other and donít have to hide our pain, or joys. She and her hubby have retired and moved about 4 hours away so it will take more effort for us to stay connected. But old friends are worth that effort.





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LIVINGFREE19 6/22/2013 8:09PM

    That is great that you have someone to talk to who has 'been there', although it is extremely sad that either one of you had to!

Big emoticon Jineane!

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WATREKKIE 6/22/2013 7:54PM

    I *love* the 3rd sign.....that's the way to make lemonade...!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FRANKLY5 6/22/2013 2:15PM

    So very true. What a thoughtful person you seem to be. Have a great day
Fran

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LOVETOLAUGH56 6/22/2013 1:46AM

    To me you are a friend worth keeping. Hey, are you still going on that trip next year and you would end up here in florida? If so I really would like to see you some how. It would be so wonderful to finally meet you in person

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