Do You Still Keep In Touch With Childhood Friends?

@KrauseHome (36690)
United States
November 21, 2008 10:47pm CST
I remember some of my Best friends from growing up, and really wish that there was a way I could somehow contact some of them and see how they are. As I am now in my mid 40s it is really hard to know what has happened to them. Last I knew, both of them were Married, but never did hear if any of them had any kids or not. It has been at least probably 15 yrs. since I last talked to my best friend from school as well. But I can never forget the Fun times we had of playing Barbies, Kickball, and Monopoly together, and talking about things we would Love to do when we got older. Just over 5 yrs. ago when my husband and I went to Illinios, I showed him the town I grew up in, and wanted to knock on the house that one of my best friends used to live in, and see if her dad was still living there. But what about you? Are there still friends from your childhood you still keep in contact with, or are they distant memories of funner times in your life as well? ~~TINA~~
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@srganesh (6344)
• India
22 Nov 08
Yes!I still have touch with my childhood friends.It is easy for me because I am still in my native place where I studied and some of my friends are still here and we often meet to chat.Few friends are out of station and we have contacts through phone.Also ,if they come here they dont fail to give a visit.Unless you are moving places for occupational purposes,you dont have to miss your childhood friends.
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• India
22 Nov 08
I remember my childhood best friends. We we were really close, we love playing with barbies. Joining pageants. We love fixing our hairs, putting make-up. We also like making stories. We also love singing the song"pearly shells from the ocean". hehe. We do go out a lot. I miss them. We actually have our different careers now. We keep in touch through friendster and yahoo messenger. I miss them so much. I look forward to hanging out with them.
@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
22 Nov 08
I have one close childhood friend who is still very close to me. I don't have the contacts of the rest of my friends and even if I happen to meet them now I might not be able to recognize them as the years might have changed them. Like me they are no longer in their beautiful shape and their faces might have changed as aging has taken away the beauty of most people around my age. I presume most of them have now become grandmothers but the most interesting memories of my childhood friends was the carefree life and simple thoughts we shared without the influence of modernity like now.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
22 Nov 08
Most of my childhood friends are distant memories. In fact i don't even know the whereabouts of most of them. There are only a couple of them whom i am in touch with, but to be honest its not on a regular basis , only of occssions like birthdays and festivals. It does feel good though to meet up with them once in a while and remember the good old days.
@successlog (3172)
• China
22 Nov 08
yes, my friend, it is sure.I still keep touch with my childhood friends on phone or internet.Because we really treat each other as the genuine brothers.so i think we couldn't leave each othe away without touch.So we really cherish our frienship a lot.whatever we do ,wherever we go, we will keep touch with each other in any way.lol happy mylotting.
• India
22 Nov 08
Good to hear that my friend. its rare that we find such friendship anymore. happy mylotting.
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27 Mar 09
I had a childhood friend and we were extremely close and we shared everything together for abt 15 yrs. We knew everything abt each other. By the age of 21 she moved to a town abt 10 miles away from me and it changed things betw us. I moved to Czech Republic but every time I returned to England for hols (which was every few months) I tried to get in contact with her. Out of my 100 calls she will reply to abt 2 and say that the other calls never came through. Her excuse was she was always too busy or had no funds on her phone. Despite me studying in a different country I still tried to call her from there but I wasnt successful. However every Xmas/birthday I would still receieve gifts/cards from her every year. I've tried to keep in touch with her by phone/texts/letters/emails but she rarely responds. I drove 6 hrs to her town and tried to see her (the last time i saw her was abt 3 yrs ago) but with she that replied she was too sick to see me. And when we were young, we used to hang out at each others' houses alll the time even when one of us was sick! I was a little hurt that she could not come out of her house to even see me for even 5 mins (esp as I knew she'd never make the effort to come to my town, mainly due to ''no money (altho she has a good job) and she cant bear to be away from her bf even for a day''! The first time I met her bf (it had been 3 yrs since I had met up with her), her boyfriend and her were constantly kissing and all over one another, I spent most of my time by myself trying to entertain myself as I felt awkward. I just dont know what I should i do anymore. I dont want to lose contact. Should I refrain from contacting her from now on? I'd appreciate any advice. Thank you.
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
29 Nov 08
Up until a few years ago, they were just a distant memory. But thanks to such sites as classmates, myspace, and facebook, I have gotten in touch with a few of them. I have even found a few family members this way (mostly through facebook), and just spoke to a first cousin of mine that I haven't seen in 18 years. We had a good talk and spoke on the phone for over 2 hours. And here I am not a phone person at all! LOL I love sites like the ones I mentioned to help keep in touch with friends and family, especially when they are far away. You should try finding some of your old friends Tina. You never know who you just might find.
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@whittby (3072)
• United States
23 Nov 08
I don't keep in touch with childhood friends. And it seems the longer, out of touch, it's impossible to get back in touch with them. I know a few people who have friends forever. It takes some work and conscious effort to keep in touch with folks, something that seems to be lacking in busy schedules nowadays. I would love to know what some of the kids I grew up with are doing now. I remember all the fun we had.
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@halynn (1809)
• United States
23 Nov 08
Yeah, i still keep in touch with 2 of my friends that i met in 7th grade. We email each other quite a bit but we don't get to see each other a whole lot. It's nice though to get to talk to them. We see each other about 1x a yr or so. NOt a lot i know but we have such a strong bond that it's enough to make it feel like we never missed a day w/o seein each other when we do catch up.
@pxhnchsh (146)
• China
23 Nov 08
After gratuation I find it really difficult to keep track with my friends. As for my childhood friends, I have already forget their names.
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• Philippines
23 Nov 08
hi! I'm new here in My Lot and this will be the first message that i will be posting on this site. About my childhood friends, I;m still keeping in touch to them. they are my friends during grade school days and I'm so glad that they still remember all the stuffs that we've done before, like going to malls and playing different kinds of games here in the Philippines. We have what we call Patintero, habulan and kite flying. But on the middle of our high school days, our family decided to migrate in our province. I had nothing to do with it. I need to leave my peers in Manila. But now, I went back here. Its time to be with them again. Some of them now are professionals like me, some are still studying, but they still remember all the old days we've been together. I hope that we could get together. Alvin
@Sir_bobby88 (8241)
• Singapore
22 Nov 08
Well i still keep in touch with my childhood friends at times yea , they are truly my best friends forever yea .
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@candyorc (20)
• China
22 Nov 08
I really cannot reach a lot of my childhood friends. But I still can reach some of them. Like one of my best friends is my primary school classmate. It was really good time when we hanging out together and talking about our childhood. We have knew each other for almost 20 years. So lots of memories were brought back when I meet her.
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@Chispa514 (871)
• Montreal, Quebec
22 Nov 08
I still try to stay in touch with my friends from my childhood/early teens. Some have moved away, and some I don't even remember unless I see their faces, but with the power of the internet I have once again found a few of them. Especially on facebook. Alot of my old friends from childhood and from my early teen years are popping up on facebook.
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• India
22 Nov 08
well.. i have touch with few of my childhood friends and as for me, i think that childhood friends are an icon of pure, innocent and unconditional friendship and one should always keep in touch with childhood friends. thats the way god gives us a link of the hearts. its friendship which always stays lifelong.. whether near or far; whether in contact or not...
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
22 Nov 08
I am still very good friends with one friend from grade school. We met in either Kindergarten or first grade and still see each other about once a year. She lives in Florida and I am in Missouri. We were real close in our teens and double dated, swam at a park, played ping pong, softball and rode bikes together. She has one daughter who moved to our part of the state and she does visit her and when she's in town, we get together. We both were married, had kids and now have grandkids. Email keeps us in close contact and on top of new and fun things in our lives. I also know where others are but don't really keep in touch with them. One boy who lived on our block is now a client of my husband's so we see them once in awhile. Other kids from grade school had kids that went to school with our kids so it's been an interesting life. My husband and I live 8 miles from where we were born and raised. Not wandering far from our friends and families made it easy to remain in touch.
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
27 Feb 11
Thank you for giving me the best response.
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• China
18 Mar 11
Yes still i do keep in touch with my friends.I do love my friends very much. And i do stay in abroad but still i do contact with them.And we were in same school and college but unfortuantly i am separate from them now as i do live in different country now. But still i do contact with them.They are very important in my life. Good day friend!
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• United States
2 Apr 09
With the exception of a few people I went to high school with, I'm not sure where most of my childhood friends are. I think we are scattered all over the country to be honest with you. Just recently with the help of several online communities I have been able to reconnect with more and more of the people I went to high school with. Even though I may not have been popular then, now that we have all grown up and changed so much, the way we interract is soooo different.
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@ajithlal (14618)
• India
31 Mar 09
I do keep in touch with my childhood friends. I was able to find most of my friends whom I had schooling with through orkut community of my school. I think orkut and yahoo groups helps a lot to find our old friends. I also has touch with my friends who lives near my house. Most times our old friends brings sweet and good memories of our childhood.
@Couch08 (36)
• United States
23 Nov 08
Yes i am trying but there are instances that your childhood friends won't be the same again. So when you discover they are change it is better to stay distant to them.
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