Since I’ve been on Bacefook I wasn’t one who was thinking it was the coolest thing around, far from it. It was fun, but I guess I still enjoy blogging too much to really get hooked on Bacefook. Yes it was/is nice to find some people, even to put a face to some blends, but it wasn’t “all that”. Not for me at least.
A few weeks ago I did a random search on people I went to high school with. That was only twenty-five years ago, so I assumed some of them might be on Bacefook. I did find a few people who were in years ahead of me, and plenty of youngsters still there or from recent years.
I found one girl, who was one year younger then me, but whose brother was the same year as me. We exchanged one message and that was that. Today her brother was online so I “poked” him. We chatted for more than thirty minutes and sadly enough both came to the conclusion that our year sucked. Nobody kept in touch. There were lots of little cliques and it seems that once we were out of there, we never looked back. From those five years, in a private school (on top of that, which meant smaller), I didn’t keep in touch with anyone. How sad is that?
Today I actually reconnected with at least four people from that time. When Hubby came home I was chatting with three people at once. Since then I even posted some pictures I had from back then. Looking at those pictures, I can’t help but feel a little old…er, after all this was well over twenty-five years. Where does the time go? Really, does anyone know? If so, please do tell.
To find out that almost every one of them were married and have kids was a little strange. I guess I still see them/us (in my mind) as the odd teenagers they/we once were. Hee. Even if I do know we all aged, some people changed a lot faster than others. Men especially. Funny what hair loss will do to an ex-player/jock type dude… actually it’s more sad than funny, to be honest. Between aging, hair loss and weight gain, no wonder we’re having a hard time recognizing ourselves.