Thursday, November 13, 2008

Facebook Has Its Way With Me

So I've been spending some more positive time with Facebook. At first, I was unimpressed because Facebook wasn't delivering much info to me. I had only found my own nieces and nephew and they weren't lost in the first place. It was fun to see their friends, I will admit. Then I began to find friends who live within in a five mile radius of my home. Our paths don't always cross anymore, so I balanced annoyance at Facebook with a very mild appreciation of it.

But now I've begun to find what I had really hoped to find. I've found a childhood friend. We moved a couple of times when I was a child. The first move was from New England to the Mid-West and then the Mid-West to the South. Then, for my undergrad degree, I went back to New England. For the two masters, I went to the South. For the doctorate I landed in the Mid-West. Since all that was prior to the internet and since I have never been a devoted letter writer, I've lost most everyone I knew prior to my current life.

So last night was huge when I found that childhood friend. And what I loved even more was that she was just as excited to find me. And the other day, I found a lost friend (who is only a year older than I am) who had been in my wedding. I was happy. I actually jumped up and down. And when my son asked, "You mean that old woman in the picture was once your friend?" I didn't even mind.

12 comments:

Laura ~Peach~ said...

dang it caution I have been avoiding joing yet another community as if I have the time to devote to it... sheesh now you are making me think I may need to join ... i will think on it a bit more before i do... but sheesh I would LOVE to find some old friends.

Mental P Mama said...

I love Facebook. My kids are mortified;)

ladyfi said...

I love the look of your site! And isn't it great to find long-lost friends?

Thanks so much for visiting me today and for saying such nice things... blush!

Betty said...

I like your new look on the blog. And love facebook too. The kids don´t like it too much, that I am able to see their pic´s and posts, but it´s a free world, right?

Julie said...

I am still trying to figure out facebook... I have a hard enough time trying to keep up with the blog world!

Sandra said...

One of the reasons God gives us children, is to keep us humble! :)

Big Hair Envy said...

I can't imagine your excitement when you discovered that your long lost friend had become an old woman. Bwahahaha! You just gotta love kids:)

McEwens said...

I have been avoiding face book, BUT ... maybe you convinced me I should try it!

Cairo Typ0 said...

I'm total facebook addict. *shame* I've found friends i haven't seen since high school and others that i only recently met. Between super poking people and playing scrabble i spend far too much time on that site! LOL

Dr.John said...

I know how you feel. And old friend of mine from college came across my blog and e-mailed me. It was just great. So much has happened to both of us.

Karen said...

And that leaves me as the only person who doesn't have a FB account. I'm glad you got connected.

Sue said...

I do have a FB account, but only check in once every few days. I can't keep up with all this internet stuff. Maybe when January rolls around and I am stuck in the house with snow all around! Glad you found an old friend though!