Sunday, December 28, 2008

Old Friends

I know it's been a few weeks since my last post, but it has been a hectic few weeks. I had several photo restoration projects that I finished, several Christmas parties, work, and my own shopping that had to get done. Thank God for my sweet husband, he really helped out with all the shopping and the wrapping. I don't know what I would do with out him. Anyway.....Christmas was wonderful! John Wesley is having a blast with his new stuff and Robert and I really enjoyed the time off.

Saturday after Christmas, my dad and I visited with an old friend (Gloria) that we had not seen in about 20 years. We had thought of her and her husband often and tried to locate them several times. We finally found them about six months ago, and were finally able to visit them. They couldn't believe that we had been looking for them for so long. She actually said she couldn't believe that I thought that much of her. This is the lady that taught me how to crochet a granny square and inspired several afghan projects that the whole family took part in. I guess being a kid and her being an adult with kids of her own I can see how she might have thought that I didn't really have an attachment to her, but I did.

I am amazed at how my curiosity has grown about where all my friends have all gone as I've gotten older. I guess most people follow the pattern of finishing school, going to work, having kids and getting into that routine of taking care of family and working. Then as your kids get older and they get ready to move on with their lives you start to reflect on all the time that has actually gone by and you remember the friends that you haven't spoke to in years and have lost contact with. Well, I am working on changing that and with a little help from another friend and the Internet that all might change.

Sunday, a friend sent me an invitation to join Facebook so that I could view her profile. How cool is Facebook? I found several friends that I went to school with (20 years ago or more), I couldn't believe it. I know we all have friends that come and go, but when you find friends that you haven't seen or spoken to in years you realize how fast life really is going by. It doesn't seem like it was that long ago that all those friends were in my life. I know that they may not become an active part in my life now but it is nice to find a place where you can catch up with what's going on with them and remember all the fun times you had growing up.

I look back and remember a lot of good and bad times I had with those friends and think of how those people impacted my life. I will say that those years definitely influenced who I am and how I treat people today. I am no better or worse than the person that stands next to me. I may make judgements at times that I should not make but I am quick to rein myself back in and remember that I don't walk in there shoes and they certainly don't walk in mine. So...good, bad, or indifferent I try to learn something from all my relationships and treat people with the respect they deserve and sometimes even with respect they don't because who am I to judge.

Today....I say find an old friend....remember the good times and the lessons learned from the bad.


  1. Glad you're back on the air.
    Good post with excellent observations. Makes me want to run out and find more of my former friends. I hope they're all well and happy.
    Happy New Year D.K.!
    Sparky ♥ ∞

  2. Thanks Sparky. I am still getting more friend request from people I went to school with everyday on facebook. I am still in awe over it. It has really been neat to see what everyone has been up to. Happy new Year to you too!

  3. D.K.Fisher,
    Good of you to become my first follower, makes me feel like I may have done something inspirational or worth grabbing your attention. I know it is hard to keep up with all the comments and Internet friends, let alone Old Friends.
    We seem to live such fast paced lives sure makes the speed of the Internet most helpful. I will keep in contact because I like your style.

  4. C.S. Alexis,
    Thanks for the comments...You did do something inspirational. You created a blog about what's important to you and you shared it. I wanted a place to talk about everyday life and what things are of interest to me, maybe give people something to think about and be able to share it with my family and friends.

  5. Thankyou for visiting me, & leaving me a comment.
    I have recently been contacted by a friend from school days. I had left a message on Old Friends asking if anyone knew of her whereabouts. I had done a post on our days of walking to school together. I am so thrilled to reminisce with her, & find out she lives in this country now, too.

  6. Thanks for the comments Meggie. I just talked about your blog in my last post. I loved your blog and will check in again to see what's going on in your world. :) Keep in touch.