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Old 05-12-2014, 07:26 AM
 
Location: delaware
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I have found out that reconnecting with long lost friends is fleeting. You at first are elated, exchange a few messages, reminisce a bit then nothing. You are just content that you found him or her and go on about your life.

three years ago,i re-connected with two friends whom i knew in high school and elementary school. i think that the initial elation description is quite true, as much of the conversation is about the past. but i feel it becomes more difficult as the contacts increase, as the present situation- adult kids, marriages, divorces, health- takes over. and the relationship becomes as many of your current relationships are in the present. i still have contacts with these two friends- seeing each other about once a year- we do live about 80 miles apart- but i doubt we'd see each other any more frequently if we lived closer. we do e-mail and occasionally have phone conversations but i really don't want more frequency than that; probably they feel the same way. the past seems sometimes to be a nostalgic country- pleasant to visit and to reminisce about with a fellow traveler, so to speak- but it is not a country where one can permanently live.



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Old 05-12-2014, 09:50 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Only a few. A friend who I went to kindergarten with and have kept in touch over the years, mostly by e-mail.
Another has been a friend since we were babies, and despite being in another state we see them every couple of years and keep in touch by phone and e-mail. High school friends we touch bases with some, but only on Facebook.
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Location: Location
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I was removed from Philadelphia as a young teen. I fled D.C. in my early 20s. (I had spent a brief time in between those two events living in Bucks County PA and went to high school there for one year)

That was over 50 years ago and no, I don't have anyone left except for one - we were in high school and we dated brothers, she married hers and mine died. Long story.

But several years ago, I ran across a web site from our old town and threw her name out there; heard back from her eldest son who stated she spoke of me often and gave me her phone number. We talk frequently and exchange cards and letters. I can't convince her to get on the internet but I don't mind writing so I'm happy to still have a friend to whom I can relate.
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:57 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Only 1 person I know from my teen years even lives in the same state as we grew up in, is it the economy's need to relocate or the 60s generation restlessness?
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Old 05-14-2014, 01:08 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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Only 1 person I know from my teen years even lives in the same state as we grew up in, is it the economy's need to relocate or the 60s generation restlessness?
Good question.
Probably both.
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