Sunday, August 13, 2006

Neighbours

Isn't it funny how you can reconnect with people from your past? They can be closer than you know.

I talked with my brother on the phone this evening and in the course of our conversation he mentioned that a group of his friends and casual aquaintances from high school (seventeen years ago) had met for a casual reunion the other day.

It seems someone had run into someone else at the Filberg Festival, said "Man, I haven't seen you guys in ages" and suggested a get-together.

My brother commented how a lot of people at the reunion seemed to know me (or know of me) and the general concensus was that I was really nice. (Heh, though I can't imagine they'd say anything to the contrary if they really thought I was a vicious meanie).

One fellow at the party mentioned that he had married someone I knew long ago. And that someone was my friend Denise who lived down the street from me when I was about eight years old.

It seems we are once again living down the street from one another twenty-five years later.
I can look out my kitchen window and see her house, two doors down on the opposite of the street.

I couldn't help myself. I went and knocked on her door this evening. It was great. :)

8 comments:

Twisted DNA said...

You actually saw her after 25 years and recognized her? You have good memory!

:phil: said...

"It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it" as a friend of mine used to say. I have a great memory for faces. That's cool you saw them

Cinderella said...

Awwww, that's awesome!! Hopefully you two will pick up where you left off. Life is funny isin't it?

Thanks for stopping by, come again sometime!!

Pol* said...

excellent
funny how life goes.

Dagoth said...

Hi Spider

I couldn't imagine anyone calling you a "vicious meanie" anyways...

It's interesting when old doors open up again...

Zambo said...

Hey Spider Girl!

How serendipitous! I hope that things pick up where they left off too!

Take care out there!

Your Pal,

Zambo.

Crystal said...

See that could never happen to me, I've moved around way too much (my dad was in the military) to ever be able to track down anyone from my youth. I always think it's so awesome when people stay in contact for decades or re-connect again after decades!

tsduff said...

I've been hearing a lot of stories of folks reconnecting recently. Cool story!