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Old 05-09-2014, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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i've connected with some old friends via Facebook - several from elementary school and one from high school. It's been really nice to get back in touch with people I haven't seen or talked to in decades. There are a few others I would love to contact (from high school and college) but they have common names so it's hard to search for them.
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile Friends from youth

Yes. Haven't lost any
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:39 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I have a few friends that I have known since childhood (grew up on the same street). We chat about "old times" and how times were "back then". We keep in touch on Facebook and via email/phone. I'm glad that we have kept in touch all of these years. These are friends that I will cherish forever.
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:46 PM
 
Location: CO
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Nope, not a one. Our family moved across the country in my teens and that took care of that. if I feel like reminiscing I have lunch with my sisters.
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:07 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Not many. We moved when I was 8 and I lost a lot of good friends. The town we moved to was wealthy and snobby and I only had a few friends there. I was only able to keep in touch with one when I went away to college.

A few years into married life, her husband and my (ex) husband had a fight. The end.

I looked her up a few weeks ago and I know she has re-married and I know where she lives. But it's been so many years.

I've re-connected with quite a few people from post college by facebook, guys I dated, people who were room mates. It's weird because they've all had their lives--spouses, kids, everything. Yet we pick up where we left off.
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:16 PM
 
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reconnected with my friend since 5th grade (we're 63)----she's more successful, but r lives r very similar! we lives several hrs apart and r each others "escape" when we need to "leave r life".
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Thanks to facebook, there are very few people who have crossed my path in 48 years that I'm not still friends with.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:16 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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At 62, I'm happy to say I have two long-time friends - one of 45 years and one of 56. We still see each other with some degree of regularity.
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:23 PM
 
Location: The Northeast - hoping one day the Northwest!
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The older we get it seems we lose our friends.
Some to death, dementia. Or just plain moving away.
Do you have friends from early days or all new ones?

Yup... my two close friends from middle school, I'm still friends w/ to this day. One girl I met when I was 10 (my middle school was 5th-8th grade at that time) and another when I was 13. I'm going to be 35 next month. It's a small world, my friend I met when I was 10, we went to school together in MA. We are both now living in FL about an hour apart.
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:25 PM
 
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My best friends are all from my youth; frankly.
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