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Old 04-02-2009, 12:56 AM
 
Location: southern california
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broke down old men and women, why did god give me this agility health and physical abilities.
kaiser says i am 15 years younger than the birth certificate. whats up with that. why?
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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I've kept in touch with several friends since childhood, and have recently reunited with several whom I have not seen for well over ten years. It was great seeing them again and sharing stories of our teen years. I still feel closer to them than I do my more recent friendships in the past five years.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:02 AM
 
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Ive seen some of my old high school friends at reunions. Some look pretty doggone good and some look like theyve taken a slump in life.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:10 AM
 
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I am a woman of 35 as are my old high school friends (age 35) I googled one and she looked like Pam Anderson, Too tan, dry/wrinkly and fake boobs, some might find that attractive , but I though it was kind of gross and trailer park. I guess Im being catty b/c Id think men would prefer that to a little chubby which Ive become .
Most of the people I went to school with have ballooned like crazy. Almost unrecognizable. Crazy!!
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:53 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Not quite over 30, but I am still very close with 3 of my best friends from high school. I consider them an extension of my own family and vice versa.

I tend to think those friendships you have that are very special can last time and distance. Many times throughout life my friends and I have gone through long spells of not picking up the phone or emailing due to a busy life or whatever it may be, but being able to literally pick right up where we left off the moment we get in touch as if there was no time in between.

people grow and change, and some chemistry's that rocked in high school fizzle out. But you know you've got a true friend if you can last over the transition from kid to adult and then some
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
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I'm way over 30; my best friend is the first guy I met when we moved to Fla. 41 years ago. His wife (who I dated before he did) has been a good friend for 38 years. They're part of a group of friends who get together once a month, numbers anywhere from 6 to 12; we've all known each other since Jr High.

One of the old group moved after our 10th grade year; didn't see her for 36 years. When she moved back, she and I picked up right where we left.

All of the above were also part of a marvelous Meth. youth group in the late '60's/early '70's. We have a growing group on facebook who were all invovled in the youth group. We're having a blast reconnecting.
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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I've recently reconnected with a number of HS friends via facebook.
Some of my college friends and I are still close but just haven't seen so much of each other due to time and distance.
Ironically, just got a facebook request from an old friend I thought had died or was in prison. I'm going to check out his profile and see what's up...hopefully he has gotten it together. (At least he isn't dead.)
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:23 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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I'm way over 30; my best friend is the first guy I met when we moved to Fla. 41 years ago. His wife (who I dated before he did) has been a good friend for 38 years. They're part of a group of friends who get together once a month, numbers anywhere from 6 to 12; we've all known each other since Jr High.

One of the old group moved after our 10th grade year; didn't see her for 36 years. When she moved back, she and I picked up right where we left.

All of the above were also part of a marvelous Meth. youth group in the late '60's/early '70's. We have a growing group on facebook who were all invovled in the youth group. We're having a blast reconnecting.
you mean methodist right?

and congrats on maintaining those ties.
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I met my best friend when I was 12, I'm now 25 and we still carpool to work 2 days a week

I kind of have ties with some people I went to high school with, but most of them just aren't the type of people I want to associate with... drug dealers, meth heads, slackers, girls that already have 5 kids by 5 different dads etc etc.

One of my old acquantinces became a pilot and we worked on his plane not too long ago, so that was pretty cool Other than that I dont' really associate with anyone from my high school.
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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I moved alot during childhood so really only kept in touch with a couple people from each town. I was pretty much one of the faceless people at the school. I wasn't ignored or shunned...just ordinary.
I was also the preacher's daughter so that didn't help either.

I joined classmates and facebook a few years back and was shocked at the amount of people that wanted to re-connect with me.

I contacted the people I actually remembered and still maintain the "friendships". I've met up with them from time to time and was surprised at the fact that someone as YOUNG as I am, went to school with such old people! Imagine that!
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