Ran into a friend from high school

@ElicBxn (60009)
United States
February 9, 2008 2:17pm CST
Last night, the roomie & I decided to go get something to eat - even tho we had just nearly bought out the food store, but we were too tired to fix anything. We were thinking of going to Mac Grill, but decided at the last minute to go cheaper and go to Golden Corral. We went in & the first table was empty, so we sat down there. We had just gotten back to the table when a young man came to the table next to us. Then the rest of his party joined him. As one lady walked by, I noted her distictive gait and called out a name from a friend from high school. Yes, it was, indeed her. She got her plate and then sat down & we visited. Her brother who had first claimed the table was really nice, the other one barely spoke, but the 3 of us did plenty of talking for the other 3. She was there with her mother as well as her 2 brother. She's teaching spanish in school and is still 4 years from retirement. We exchanged phone numbers. She's still intouch with the one friend I remember, but only barely & we said a few words about another friend. We just spent most of time catching up.
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• United States
9 Feb 08
That's so nice that you ran into her. Most of us never get that opportunity, so enjoy it!
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@ElicBxn (60009)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I'd guess its more amazing that I don't run into more people I know since I've lived in this city since 1955. It was nice to see her, tho.
• United States
9 Feb 08
That's cool, I ran into 2 old friends from school and stay in touch with them on occasion. Hope you don't loose touch with her. :o)
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@ElicBxn (60009)
• United States
10 Feb 08
We didn't have a lot in common, but we were friendly enough, I guess. I think we might actually have more in common now, since neither of us ever married....
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I'm glad you met up with an old friend from high school. I never see any people I went to school with because we have moved 45 miles from where I grew up. I really didn't have any friends in school anyway, just acquaintances. It would be nice to see what people I went to school with look like and what profession they ended up with though.
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@ElicBxn (60009)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I guess that's the difference between where you live. 45 miles here is only about an hour away from any place and until recently, an hour wasn't an unexceptable drive. I know people that commute, or used to commute from San Antonio to Austin to work. Not me, I consider 10 miles to far, but I'm LAZY!
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
10 Feb 08
Same ehere. I used to havr to drive 50 miles to work every day when we first moved here because I had a job back home before moving out to the boonies LOL. I hate to drive ene 15 miles to go to the grocery store. Everything is so far from us now and I just hate it especially since gas prices went up.
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• Singapore
10 Feb 08
It's really cool whenever you bump into an old friend that you have not met or seen for ages, and in such chance encounters. The follow up and long chats are always great opportunities to catch up with each other and brings back fond memories or terrible ones, if you happen to be unfortunate enough to think of those! I had an incredible encounter once when I bumped into an old friend from my secondary school days in, of all places, a pub in London! It was just out of this world and we spent the rest of the night finding out what had happened in each other's lives and the even cooler thing was that I used to have a crush on her and she had gotten even more beautiful by then. It was a night to remember. :)
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@ElicBxn (60009)
• United States
10 Feb 08
That's so cool. Because I live in the same city I grew up in, and even go to some of the stores I used to shop at as a child (tho I was in a local HEB & told the gal checking me out, that this was where the White's Auto used to be, because they remodeled the shopping center to expand the HEB about 20 yrs ago.) So, yeah, I've been here long enough to know a few people here, probably the wonder is that I don't run into more people that I know.
• Australia
10 Feb 08
it's really nice for u to meet her,and I have a friend from high school too,it's my best friend.we always keep in touch,though she's study in France.I think friends don't need to meet everyday,but needs contact. Best wishes for u and your friends!~
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@ElicBxn (60009)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I have been out of high school for over 35 years and except for that one reunion, I don't think I've seen her. We weren't best friends, but we were part of the same little group.
@AmbiePam (44990)
• United States
10 Feb 08
Does that make you feel good? I think that would make feel kind of accomplished. I like keeping in touch with people, or getting to know someone after years of being away. There are some friends I haven't seen in years, and I would love to run into them someday. That is really cool that you got to see her again.
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@ElicBxn (60009)
• United States
10 Feb 08
See, I'm so bad about keeping in touch that I need friends like you that make the effort to stay in touch with me.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
9 Feb 08
It is really nice to run into someone that you have not seen in a few years...I have done that before and i have to admit it is a good feeling to catch up on what is going on in their life,like have they married,do they have children just all the usuall things people like to talk about............
@ElicBxn (60009)
• United States
10 Feb 08
We did see each other about 15 yrs ago or so at a reunion. She's stayed in touch with one of the other girls in our little group. I'm lousy at keeping up with people so I'm not surprised that I lost touch, the only reason I'm still in touch with one friend is because she makes the effort.
• United States
9 Feb 08
I called a friend I use to work with this week. It was fun to reminance on the phone of the good time we had. We talked about patients that use to come in and the other nurses we worked with. She is in contact with some that I am not and I am in contact that she is not. It was fun and I will be inviting her over for dinner soon. We where so close at one time. I hope you do not let life get in the way of your friendship.
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@ElicBxn (60009)
• United States
10 Feb 08
I wouldn't say we were close back then. But now I have her in my cell phone, so I have no excuse to not call. Maybe we can make an arrangement to meet over at the Golden Corral when she goes with her family since I live very near it.