Saturday, 25 June 2011

This week I'm Glad...

for Facebook.

I have spent the last 6 or seven months trying to hunt down and get in touch with my best friend from the early years of High School.  She left at the end of year 10 in 1986 to go into the public service and I left to go to a different high school.  We managed to keep in touch for a while, meeting up occasionally and talking on the phone.  I went to her wedding in 1989 and we saw each other at my 21st in 1992.  Then we lost touch.

I could not even remember her married name, it just never stuck in my head!

Anyway, a couple of months ago I found her brother on Facebook.  I sent him an email asking if he could pass on my email address.  I then heard nothing back and he deleted his Facebook profile.

I then had the brainwave to search for one of her sisters who I knew had become an Optometrist.  I found her practice a couple of suburbs from where I live and was planning to call her, but have had no time.

This morning I had a friend request on Facebook when I opened it up. It was her!  I friended her an hour after she joined Facebook and we are excitedly exchanging catch up information.  Her brother had passed on my email.

She is living in a very remote part of W.A.  I am already planning the trip to see her!!

Vive la Facebook!

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  1. I like to hear good FB stories! Your persistence is remarkable :-) I hope you have a great time catching up with each other x

  2. There are so many great stories like this from FB, so it can't be all bad, right? There is an old friend that I am longing to get in touch with too, so maybe one day... x


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