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Response to patrice (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 04:54 PM

16. Maybe you are younger....when I was young I had lots of acquaintances...

Well, maybe not "lots" but many - primarily from work.

Just seems as I get older we have gone our separate ways and when we do see each other there is nothing to talk about! Yikes - is that awkward - to keep going back to the well of "what we used to do."

Its a shame how even the closest friends drift apart but it happens due to changing life circumstances.

One time I looked up a girl who was my best buddy in grammar school and high school. I expected her to have the same personality she had many years before but she was totally different.
She had been an extrovert- a "character" who was known for doing zany things. For example she was always stealing the keys for her dad's plumbing truck and trying to take it for a spin. All she would do would be to flood the engine for which she would get in trouble but next weekend we would all pile in and - flood it again.
One time we almost drowned together in a leaky rowboat and then had to flee in terror from my older brother who was sent to find us - we had gone out on the lake when we were warned not to and our parents were ready to kill us!!

Anyway, we got together with our husbands a few years ago and she was so different! Very cool and sophisticated, low key, she acted like she hardly remembered me! What a shock and so humbling as I thought we were going to have this fantastic reunion!! I'm so naive!!!

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