That is changing, big time! Thanks to "Classmates", "Facebook", "Twitter", and the like, more and more of those missing friends and family are showing up on-line. All you have to do to reconnect is agree to be "friends".
Sometimes it happens in even more roundabout ways ~~ to wit:
Now this is a little complicated so bear with me. I met Al in Chicago when we worked together way back in the early 70's. He's a great pianist/ accompaniest. We did a show together and became good friends. I lost track of him when he moved away. Then I met Jean in the late 70's through our mutual involvement in community theater. We became good friends, but drifted apart when I moved away in 1991. (You with me so far?) OK, about 3 years ago, I stumbled onto Al on "Classmates" work places section. He's living in Phoenix (where my sister also lives!). We started emailing jokes and such. Then about 3 or 4 mos ago, Al sent me a joke. In his distribution list was someone with the same name as my old friend Jean. So I asked if it was the same person and of course, it was! Turns out Jean & Al went to high school together in Chicago long before I met either of them!! Now I'm in TX, he's in AZ, and Jean's still in Chicago. We're all back in touch and friends again!
I suppose its not that unusual anymore but it does prove "its a small world" and getting smaller everyday. I hope I find more people soon. Its great, now have lots of "friends"....Facebook says so!
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