Please Be Patient

@YrNemo (11747)
December 23, 2017 9:26am CST
A relative of mine who used to brush off any old friends who expressed a wish to re-contact him (via me) ten years ago, suddenly asked me today to please help him locate those old friends again. I was a bit surprised, but am doing my best to dig up old info. (Not too successful so far, but while searching for old school photos, I have to admit I got distracted and went searching for something else completely irrelevant to my relative's request! ) I know that I am a bit dumb, but I was on Facebook for just a few seconds searching for some info, when suddenly a friend from France said hello to me. Now, how did she know that I was there ? I feel very guilty right now since I haven't done my notifications here properly lately, but life is too hectic and won't stop until after the 28th or so, with this and that obligation. I will do my best from whatever time I have left, hope you understand. Merry Christmas to everyone. Anyone plans to go to the Midnight mass this year? I will settle for the morning mass, but let see. (I still have a few more shopping trips to do, to please someone here! ) Curious if any of you still search for old school friends? Any success?
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@LadyDuck (152337)
• Switzerland
23 Dec
You can see which users are active in FB, unless you have set your personal settings not to show when you are online. Merry Christmas to you.
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@YrNemo (11747)
23 Dec
I will have to check my personal setting on FB. I thought I had made myself invisible .
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@YrNemo (11747)
23 Dec
@LadyDuck I just did it. Thanks so much for that. I love my friends, but there are times when I can't chat.
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@LadyDuck (152337)
• Switzerland
24 Dec
@YrNemo This is something I immediately did, when I noticed that every time I logged in I was receiving messages.
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@JudyEv (121314)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Dec
Our school group get together from time to time. I think we are planning to meet again next year. We have one person who coordinates the get-togethers otherwise we probably wouldn't see each other as much.
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@YrNemo (11747)
23 Dec
I have managed to avoid meeting many of my primary and high school classmates so far. (I can't afford the time really, a few times I met up with them some decades ago, I had to drag a bunch of kids with me!)
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@JudyEv (121314)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Dec
@YrNemo It took me a while to decide I wanted to be part of it all but I'm glad I persevered now.
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@YrNemo (11747)
25 Dec
@JudyEv I contact almost everyone via FB (that is, when I have time = once every several years ).
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@Kandae11 (35967)
23 Dec
Many people have a lot of success - and for those not on Facebook - here we have a radio program which is a big help.
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@YrNemo (11747)
23 Dec
You mean if a famous and successful person heard that someone is searching for him/her, they will still answer? I have friends here who ask us specifically not to let anyone else knows about them.
@ridingbet (50030)
• Philippines
24 Dec
some of my classmates from elementary, high school, and college get in touch with me on Facebook. we greet each other on chat messenger.
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@YrNemo (11747)
4 Jan
Many of my old friends seem to avoid FB and any social media. Some of my classmates and I do have a hard time locating the rest (about 99% of them LOL).
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@ridingbet (50030)
• Philippines
10 Jan
@YrNemo but are they FB users?
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@YrNemo (11747)
10 Jan
@ridingbet the 99% don't use FB at all.
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@Ithink (10673)
• United States
4 Jan
I was more of a loner just like I am now. Very few friends, just never seemed to fit in. I did find a few thou.
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@YrNemo (11747)
4 Jan
The main thing is you have a loving partner. That counts more than anything in the whole wide world. Many members of my group of friends are those with an unhappy relationship or two in the past.
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@Ithink (10673)
• United States
5 Jan
@YrNemo Ohh I know and I'm so lucky to have him, funny thing is I couldn't stand him when I met him.. lol He said he knew from the second he saw me thou I was the one. Long story .. lol
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@YrNemo (11747)
5 Jan
@Ithink Sounds a very good romance there. Sincerely glad for you.
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@responsiveme (14662)
• India
27 Dec
Hope you had a good Christmas. I guess you are doing your notifications now
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@YrNemo (11747)
27 Dec
About to leave... But was waiting in case you submit a new discussion .
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• India
27 Dec
@YrNemo he he..I know I am being lax ...Thanks for the reminder
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28 Dec
@JustBhem (32410)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Dec
We did when we planned our Reunion, and sadly not successful.
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@YrNemo (11747)
4 Jan
Some of my groups of friends did organize some sort of reunions every now and then. I never could attend because of this or that. A pity.
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@JustBhem (32410)
• Davao, Philippines
4 Jan
@YrNemo I see, you mean to say you are busy.
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@YrNemo (11747)
5 Jan
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
23 Dec
In my early days of Facebook, I got addicted and started searching for everyone I knew from my life. Sometimes if I found one person, they would be connected to others - also there were school group pages, some by graduation year. I actually have found most people, but some are not on FB - and some I don't recall their full names. It's been nice to see what's going on in their lives, but really FB has become a real life yearbook is all . . . we are not really in contact except when we choose to.
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@YrNemo (11747)
4 Jan
Some of my friends are on FB. Like you and your friends, we do chat to each other whenever there are some needs, other than that, we leave each other alone.
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
4 Jan
@YrNemo That's just about all the communication I need with most of these "friends" .
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@YrNemo (11747)
5 Jan
@bluesa (13427)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Dec
Yes, life is hectic right now. Merry Christmas to you too! No I don't look for old school friends, and I only wish family members overseas happy birthday and merry Christmas and so on when I am on Facebook which is about once a month.
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@YrNemo (11747)
25 Dec
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@sabtraversa (12985)
• Italy
23 Dec
It can be hard to do research for someone else, no wonder it can also get boring after a while. School isn't a distant memory, I remember most names, people usually live in the usual areas and I can always check their friends to see if there are more people I know. Merry Christmas to you too! No mass for me, I'll probably have lunch with parents and grandpa, and that will be all for that day. The day after, other relatives and I should be free until the 31st/1st.
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@YrNemo (11747)
4 Jan
Strange, but I never saw your comments (and others') for this discussion until today. There must be a ghost on this page or something. Hope you have recovered from all the eating and drinking from the celebrations and gatherings.
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• United States
23 Dec
It's very interesting to get distracted on the internet. Merry Christmas to you.
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@YrNemo (11747)
23 Dec
I just managed successfully stopping myself from searching for some old friends from FB . Merry Christmas to you too.
@Corbin5 (103085)
• United States
23 Dec
I abandoned FB many years ago. I did not do a search for old friends on FB, but they seemed to just pop up.
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@YrNemo (11747)
4 Jan
Some of my friends seem to avoid FB with all cost or something. Not a trace of them. Only a few from my old neighborhood.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
23 Dec
I've found my old school friends or they've found me. You can tell who is on FB through the chat.
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@YrNemo (11747)
4 Jan
Many of my old friends, the females, are not on FB, or if they are, they must have used their husbands' names. I can't find those.