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Sunday, February 15, 2009

My Past Responds

There aren't adequate words to express my excitement when I checked my email yesterday to find a response from my long lost New York friend. If you missed that post, you can find it here. My friend's excitement at hearing from me was evident in her email and she gladly gave me her home phone number and encouraged me to call.

So this morning I dialed her number and heard a voice I immediately recognized...35+ years later. We had a wonderful chat catching up on our lives and families and it was as if all those years of silence simply vanished in thin air. She still lives in our old neighborhood (just around the block from where we lived 40 years ago) and she filled me in on what it's like there now. We compared notes about our moms and what it's like to be an aunt (she's divorced and never had children either) and we spent 20 minutes getting to know each other all over again.

We exchanged cell phone numbers, double-checked email addresses and have promised to send photos (I've already picked out a few to send). So now a link to my past is re-established and, thanks to the Internet, I have renewed a friendship with someone who "knew me when..."

3 comments:

Lynne said...

I love finding old friends through the wonders of the internet.

I found my dearest friend Tina through Classmates.com. Also an old boyfriend. Tina and I have gotten together a few times, and we went to our HS reunion a few years ago - saw the old boyfriend there too. He and I have been in touch through e-mails and phone calls too.

And I just found another old boyfriend - he's living in Alaska now.

And I found my stepmother, sister and brothers through the internet - that was the greatest find of all!

Renee said...

oh that's so wonderful! I'm so happy for you.

Congratulations!

Linda said...

That is so very cool! I hope that this leads to a long and happy renewed friendship for both of you!