Posted by Julie at Nov 5, 2012 6:00 am
Janelle is off this weekend, on her way home after the RWA board meeting and visiting with an old friend.
This got me to thinking…if I had a chance to visit with someone I’d lost touch with…who would it be?
For me, it would be my grade school best friend, Denise. Denise’s older brother and my brother were in the same grade. We lived a couple of blocks from each other. I’m pretty sure we knew each other since toddler-hood. We went to the same preschool, same kindergarten. We played on the same softball team. We went to all parties together and threw a rocking Halloween party every year of middle school in my grandparent’s garage. We were fairly inseparable for over ten years.
We went to the same high school, but our interests diverged. She started hanging out with the athletes and I was with the music kids. We’ve always remained friendly–she came to my wedding, I went to her grandmother’s funeral. She’s read my books, which is nice because the first book I ever wrote, when I was in the sixth grade, was with her (and our friend, Sharon, who is someone else I’ve lost touch with.)
We run into each other occasionally and though we have a few minutes here and there to talk, it’s never as much as I’d like. I know sometimes people grow apart, but I can’t help but wonder what she’s up to.
She’s the one I’d like to spend time with most, I think.
Of the people I’ve totally lost TRACK of, I do have another friend who hung out with me and Denise. Her name was Lynn. I’m pretty sure she still lives in town, but I have no idea where. The last time I saw her was at our tenth high school reunion. I’d love to know what she’s up to.
And no, neither one of them are on Facebook.
What about you? If you could pick one person from your past to reconnect with, who would it be?