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Old 02-10-2016, 03:19 PM
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Originally Posted by Mr5150 View Post
Found three myself.
Make that four. Just found and messeged my best friend from high school. Have not seen him in over 40 years.
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Old 02-10-2016, 03:37 PM
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Im not retired, very shortly though . . . I resisted FaceBook to the end. But, I did look for people or 'spy' on them using my Wife's account. One thing that was hard for me is, I found people I thought I had a very deep and meaningful relationship with. These people meant a lot to me. I will always remember them and the great times we had. So, it was very hurtful--totally a "me" issue--when I found out they didn't see the relationship as meaningful as I did. Upon contact, they were lukewarm if they even bothered to write back. So now, I just let the past stay in the past and remember it for what it was. I won't bother people anymore. If you look for people, be prepared for possible unpleasant response
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Old 02-10-2016, 04:10 PM
Location: Columbia SC
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As much as I use my computer and chat with many people on varied subjects, I have never taken to Facebook for various reasons. The main reason is I do not believe in living nor reliving the past and the past is all I have to share share with those from years ago in my life.
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Old 02-10-2016, 05:02 PM
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I really have no interest in going back 40 or 50 years ago and reaching out to people I knew back then. The important ones I have maintained contact with throughout the years. For me, Facebook is for maintaining contact with family and close friends. I'm not one of those with 800 Facebook friends, most of whom I don't even know.
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Old 02-10-2016, 05:27 PM
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Old 02-10-2016, 05:51 PM
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There's nothing like reconnecting on facebook after 40+ years to make you remember why you fell out of connection with someone. I've found, and I've been found, but there's only so much time I can spend in the wayback machine. Today my fb connections consist of family, new and current friends and some never-met friends of friends. I'm connected with a handful of old elementary school friends but it's not working for me. 'Red Rover, Red Rover, send seeriously right over'!
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Old 02-10-2016, 05:54 PM
Location: NNV
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I found my wife on LinkedIn. We met in 1985, lost touch 10 years later and reconnected in 2010. Sent her a message via LinkedIn. May not be the best source for a retiree...
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Old 02-10-2016, 06:08 PM
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I have found and been found by and reconnected with many old friends on FB.
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Old 02-10-2016, 06:15 PM
Location: Orlando
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I love Facebook. There, I said it, and I'm glad.

Through Facebook I've reconnected with cousins in Europe that I haven't communicated with for maybe 30 years. Through Facebook I've reconnected with my college roommate, with whom I'd lost touch a long time ago.

Through Facebook I became much better friends with high school classmates that I wasn't that friendly with in high school, and when we met at the class reunion last summer we had a wonderful time together because of the friendship we'd established on Facebook.

Something one or another of my friends posts on Facebook gives me a laugh every day.

People who would never go to the trouble and expense of buying and mailing me a birthday card, if they even knew it was my birthday, send me birthday greetings on Facebook. It's wonderful to know that they're thinking of me, even if only for the length of time it takes to type a "happy birthday!" greeting.

I'm usually on it several times a day.
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Old 02-10-2016, 06:19 PM
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I've found people through Facebook, but I also find the reception is lukewarm, if they write back at all. I have also decided to look forward and not backward.
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