Do you still talk to your childhood friends?

@lilisor (205)
Hungary
December 3, 2008 2:23pm CST
Since I was in kindergarten I met my best friend. We went to school together, we got in different high schools but we still met after classes. We were inseparable. Since I finished high school I moved out of my parents house to another city, where I could have more perspectives in life. She couldn't come with me because her parents are very old and she has to take care of her. We still talk on the phone from time to time, we chat online but it's really not the same. I miss good old days when we used to do all sorts of stuff together. How about you? Do you still have a best friend? DO you still talk to your childhood friends?
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@stella1989 (2277)
• India
4 Dec 08
Awww... That's such a beautiful story.. (a reality) I had my friend in my previous home where we use to live on rent (she was my neighbor).. she was a very good friend of mine. We used to dance in rain and run here and there like anything but .. As we moved.. she kinda forgot me.. that's ok cause I was also never tried to be in touch with her.. But I made a very dear friend for me in my apartment.. She used to live right next to my flat, again my neighbor.. we are the best buddies!!! We fought like anything... we danced like anything.. we sang like anything... We never went to the same school but were on the same standard so we used to share a lot of things likes and dislikes. The only problem was that she is deadly vegetarian and I am totally opposite of that .. that is why she never came for a diner or lunch at my home. even if we made something vegg. well that's ok people have different beliefs.. Now she moved to another place because of her daddy's job.. So we are now living at the two ends of the same state of our country.. We talk on phone and yes also chat on internet... And some how we also manage to meet once a month.. Hey lilisor best friends are very hard to find, so if you have one never let her go. And try making some plans .. to go and meet your friend out there.. Ohh.. meeting an old friend after such long time is a LOT of fun!! All the best!!
@lilisor (205)
• Hungary
4 Dec 08
Hello Stella1989. Yes, it's a lot of fun meeting old friends. This summer I went to my hometown and met a few of my friends from school. I was amazed about how much they changed. Thank you for your response. Have a great day :)
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• India
5 Dec 08
oh thank you for ticking mine as the best response!!
@halynn (1809)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I have two best friends both of which i met in 7th grade. We went to school together. 1 of them dropped out of school but kept in touch w/us & then the other moved about 300 miles away. We all still keep in touch & miss each other very much. We talk on the phone & email each other. We don't get to see each other that much but when we do it's just like we're still in 7th grade. We laugh & giggle about the past, our lives & our futures.
@lilisor (205)
• Hungary
3 Dec 08
Halynn, that's great! I wish I could say that too :(
@halynn (1809)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I wish you could too!!!
@hmkoct5 (2067)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I still email my best friend that I met when I was five. We don't ever see each other, just the occassional email. I lost all of my other friends when I went through a divorce and moved to Texas. I really miss having friends to confide in!
@lilisor (205)
• Hungary
3 Dec 08
Hello Hmkoct How is the friend relationship going at this age? Is your best friend still your confident?
@hmkoct5 (2067)
• United States
15 Dec 08
We don't know each other as well as we used to. But, we still communicate. I think both of us know that we are always there for each other if we need anything. It's hard because we live on opposite ends of the country!
@kunking (1116)
• China
4 Dec 08
hi, lilisor! i seldom have a chance to talk to my childhood friends now because we almost lost in touch with each other...u know, i also have some really close friend when i was a kid..we study together and play together and ..all sorts of things together..but this all ended with the moving away of both our family..i still kept touch with some of them, but never hear from most of them...i wish i could see them again... have a nice day and happy mylotting!
@lilisor (205)
• Hungary
4 Dec 08
Is social networking a solution for you?
• China
4 Dec 08
Yes, everyone has best friend. But I seldom contact my friend. I always recall many funny when we were children. Now sometimes I want to talk with someone who can understand me. Maybe many people will have the same feeling that the family can't understand yourself, but your friend can.
@lilisor (205)
• Hungary
4 Dec 08
That's why friends are for, right? Sometimes you don't want a solution to your problem, you just want somebody there to listen. That's when you call up your friend and talk about stuff :)
@robert19ph (4588)
• Philippines
4 Dec 08
hello lilisor, Indeed when I was in elementary, I met my bestfriend. We both go to school and in going home together from elementary to high school. We just separated when we're in college till such time that we both have work and own family. Though we still have communication for each other but seldom see each other. In some occassions though like christmas, all saints day and surprised visit. So happy to have a friend like him and so lucky. We treat each other as if we're brothers for we can not go anywhere without the other. Is like we're twins. I will always treasure all the memories of our childhood for it's really worth remembering.
@lilisor (205)
• Hungary
4 Dec 08
Hi Robert19ph. I'm glad you still talk with your best friend. Yes, families and work tend to part us from our friends but in the end it's our decision when it comes to meet them or not :) Have a great day
@sacmom (14363)
• United States
4 Dec 08
No, not really. I moved from my hometown when I was only 10 years old. At that time a couple of my friends from there and I kept in touch for a few years. But I lost touch with one of them when I moved again. I lost touch with my other friend around the time I married my husband. I haven't seen this friend since, though I think her mom still lives in the same house that they moved to when we were teenagers. As for the first friend I mentioned, she surprised me when she came to my baby shower. Then we lost touch again until recently. Now she is on my myspace friends list. We emailed each other a couple of times after that, but that was about it.
@lilisor (205)
• Hungary
4 Dec 08
Hi Sacmom! Do you have other friends who can fill in the space? I guess all of us need friends to share our moments with :)
@joystick7 (730)
• India
4 Dec 08
I met this childhood friend of mine through a social networking site Orkut just few weeks back.. It took me down to memories.. I guess most people tend to dig their memories when they happen to meet any childhood friend..
@lilisor (205)
• Hungary
4 Dec 08
That's so true! No matter where we meet, we always have time to joke about goold old days :) Happy mylotting :)
• United States
4 Dec 08
I used to have a best friend that would do everything with me since we were in 1st grade but then things changed. I made a choice n got pregnant at 16 and that was the end of our relationship. I guess we never had time for each other n I figured they really werent my friend if they couldnt stick beside me during my hard time. But thats good u have friends u can still talk to from back in the day. I still see my friend from time to time but things have changed n its just different.
@lilisor (205)
• Hungary
4 Dec 08
A baby changes everything? I don't get it. I love kids, actually when one of my friends got pregnant at 16 I was there by her side. She has a gorgeous child, a delight. Have a nice day Lilcreme :) And welcome to MyLot!
• United States
4 Dec 08
I do not have contact with any childhood friends and to tell you the truth, I do not even recall many of them. With the inception of the internet, I try to find some childhood friends, yet have come up empty. What I have found, especially through Facebook, I have found many of my college buddies and I think this has really brightened my day.
@lilisor (205)
• Hungary
4 Dec 08
Hello Davebrown64. How come you don't recall your friends since childhood? How old are you? It's nice though you could find your college buddies. Some say friends you have in college are few and their friendship in priceless. Is this true for you?
@Reeta02 (136)
• United States
4 Dec 08
I am still friends with my best friend since kindergarten. We still consider ourselves to be best friends, even though we don't communicate as often as we did throughout the elementary and high school years. But that is to be expected now that we have real life responsibilities. I also still keep in touch with a few (2 or 3) other childhood friends.
@lilisor (205)
• Hungary
4 Dec 08
Hi Reeta02. It's nice to hear that you still have your old time best friends.
@Volkus (202)
• Romania
3 Dec 08
Yes, I do. In fact, my best friends are the childhood friends. Of course, i have other friends, but the old ones are the best ones. I don't know what's the real cause of this, but i'm ok with this. Probably we are attached very much to the past and to the moments when were little. They know better you, and know how to discuss with you. Also, you feel more confident when you have a problem. I could not have another "best friend". It's just one. The true friends are so few, that you can count them by fingers. My best friend is not from "kindergarden", actually he is my cousin. Have a nice day!
@lilisor (205)
• Hungary
4 Dec 08
Good to hear that :) Happy mylotting!
@kellys3ps (3733)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I have a best friend that I've had since 5th grade - we still stay in contact fairly regularly.
@lilisor (205)
• Hungary
3 Dec 08
Hi Kelly3ps. It's so nice to hear you still keep in touch with your best friend. Has anything changed in this friendship?
@jambi462 (4602)
• United States
3 Dec 08
Yes I do because I'm still kind of a child. I do hope to continue talking to my childhood friends though because they are like family to me. I would be pretty upset if all of my friends just dropped off the face of the planet one day. I've been lucky so far and only lost friends that weren't all that great of friends, but now all I have left is my best friends and I hope I don't lose any of them.
@lilisor (205)
• Hungary
3 Dec 08
It's so nice that you still have your friends. Hold them, don't let them go, because life is sometime strange and maybe you won't get to have other friends :) Thank you for your response. Have a nice evening :)
@thedaddym (1737)
• United States
16 Dec 08
I still am good friends with two of my child hood friends. We still see each other almost every weekend. We met when I was around 11 or 12 and have been friends ever since. One of them even moved about an hour and a half away at one time and we still stayed friends, they moved back here after a few years. There was only one time when we didn't talk for a little over a month, but all of our other friends were upset that we weren't talking even my wife. So we are friends again.
@timou87 (1644)
• Singapore
5 Dec 08
it is interesting that you mention this. Looking back, i do remember having quite a number of childhood friends, but i seem to have lost contact with most of them. in fact, all of my close friends are those that i have made since i was twelve, and i am glad to say that i have known these friends for close to a decade!
• United States
4 Dec 08
I met my best friend in the 4th grade and we to were inseperable. She moved when we were in the 7th grade and there were a couple of years that we lost contact. But when we got a hold of eachother we never lost contact again. We have known eachother for 22 years and we are and always have been very close. Our children are the same ages, and we go through many of the same life experiences at the same time. We have had our arguments, but what friendship doesn't? We always bounce right back after giving eachother some space, and time to think. Our friendship has grown very strong despite the distance between us. She lives in Orgen and I live in Colorado. Our children talk on the phone and the internet helps out as well. The bond between life long friends is unbreakable. God put us in eachothers life for a reason. You should plan a time each year where you both get together and reminise the good ol' days.
@mgmagana (3622)
• United States
4 Dec 08
i talk to friends i've known since jr. high, one of them on the phone and the rest through email once in a while. i have this friend i've known since 10th grade, she comes around often and calls, i've known my hubby since 9th grade lol! my best friend is a girl i met almost 4 yrs. ago through my sons kindergarten. her son and my oldest were in a class together, we've been good friends since and been through alot together.
@1corner (744)
• Canada
4 Dec 08
Nice subject. Unfortunately, I've lost contact with her for a long time. We were childhood neighbors, and just grew apart as we grew up. It didn't help that I'd lived away from home when we went to college, and later moved thousands of miles away. And I miss her A LOT! She felt closer to me than my own sisters. An aunt who used to live in the same community reported she'd been asking about me too, so we've probably been on the same wavelength, despite all that's changed in our lives.
@sudhibus (100)
• Kuwait
4 Dec 08
Yes I do, friends for me are friends for ever. I dont like parting with friends.I still keep relations with my old friends and new friends.