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Thread #111727   Message #2358216
Posted By: JohnInKansas
05-Jun-08 - 09:27 AM
Thread Name: BS: Your longest relationship
Subject: RE: BS: Your longest relationship
I have several friends still around from grade school times, and "renewed acquaintances" with a few at a 50th High School Reunion a few months ago.

While I can't say we've stayed in close touch, I'm quite sure they remember me all too well, since none have answered any of my calls or emails since the reunion. (But I still think of them as friends.)

The longest term among that group of whom I have really fond memories would be a couple of "friends" of about 64 years span, but the "closer ones" only go back about 55 to 58 years.

A somewhat surprising aspect of old-timerdness is the number of friends who were in close proximity, and could have been friends 60 years ago; but whom I didn't meet until about 30 years back. We have "memories in common" and friends in common that go back much further than our acquaintance. We can reminisce about identically the same "good old days" even though we went through them somewhat apart, and in some cases saw them somewhat differently.