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Hello: Meeting Up

One of the great things about Facebook is that you get to connect with long lost friends. I’m continually surprised by those I’ve come to friend or admire, or simply enjoy. It’s a world of its own.

I’ve been extremely fortunate the past couple of years to have a whole new set of friends who have been a joy to virtually hang out with. Some I’ve never personally met! I have a very wonderful friend in Seattle who has been a great friend and someone I admire greatly. Hopefully we’ll manage a get together in the next year or two. In the mean time we share our excitements, struggles and thoughts on Facebook.

I’ve found some fantastic old High School friends as well. The funny thing with that is that I’m the first person who thinks, egads! High School?  But these friends were really great and still are.  That “thing” that had us all huddled together way back when is still there and it comes with a smile. We may have all grown and become completely different people with new minds and views, but we are essentially the same magnetic personalities.  One friend I tangentially knew back in the day is now one of my favorite friends on Facebook. He’s been there for me these past long months and added a smile into my life on those days I really needed it. I have a few more of those friends now thanks to Facebook and I value them more than they know.

Today I went to one of my Facebook friend’s 50th birthday party. His name is Todd.  I was friends with his younger sister in High School and heard about his older sister repeatedly back then despite having never met.  Todd and I were both in bands but never shared a stage.  We shared friends and yet never said much more than hello.  Yet here we are today.  I recieved an evite from his wife for his big 5-0 and thought, “I wouldn’t miss it for the World”

I met up with him and his lovely wife and daughter as well as seeing his sister, my old High School chum, and finally met the elusive other sister who was a hoot!   It was a great party and felt much like hanging out at someone’s house all those years ago. Funny how that doesn’t change. And I’m not a “hang out in someone else’s house” type at all. But there you have it.

So, today’s drawing is about meeting Todd face to face after some 30 years or so and feeling right at home. Happy Birthday Todd! We had a great time. It’s been great getting to know you on FB and I hope to translate that into the real world : )

Hello : Meeting Up © Britt Conley

Britt : )

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