If We Could Have Just One Old Friend Back

@p1kef1sh (45696)
December 29, 2011 2:45pm CST
Casting your mind back over the months and years that you have been a member here is there someone that you would love to see stroll back to say "Hello" again? Friends do come and go but sometimes there is one (or two) who you feel contributed so much and whose absence is a real tragedy. Have you ever got back in touch with an old friend?
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@liquorice (3901)
29 Dec 11
That's a nice question P1key. I miss Loud, (or Loud'n Proud). I'm sure you remember her; that lovely Scottish lady who started some great discussions and made us all laugh a lot. I hope she's happy and she and her family are doing well.
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@liquorice (3901)
29 Dec 11
Great! I remember her singing, glad she's still doing it, thanks. :)
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
29 Dec 11
We weren't big friends - she was usually rude to me. But yes, she is a character and I am pleased that she's doing well.
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@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Dec 11
Loud came back very briefly, I think, and then left again.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
29 Dec 11
There are two or three who I'd really like to see again. Without naming names, one who was absent for a while has come back so there's always hope for the rest, right? I have come across a few friends from high school, who it's been great getting to know again, and catching up on old times. Unfortunately, whenever I come across a contemporary friend, even if I just saw them yesterday, it's getting on touch with an 'old' friend.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
29 Dec 11
Catching up can be fun but then you discover that your history is just that and that there is nothing contemporary now.
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@dragon54u (31628)
• United States
29 Dec 11
No, I haven't done that. I can't think of anyone in my past or here that I would get back in touch with. All the friends I have now in my life are ones I've kept for decades and treasure. There are people here at myLot that don't surface often or disappear for months and I do miss them but they always come back eventually.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
29 Dec 11
That's good to hear. I am mostly in contact with former myLotters via other sites. I have occasionally found myself in touch with people that I knew from years back; but it's never the same somehow.
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Dec 11
does anyone know whats happened to hardworkinggurl and gabby with Gissi I did meet Gabby on face book.there are a number I really miss, su ppose they are on facebook which I go at times but am usually here on mylot
@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Dec 11
Hatley - Gaby is on Facebook and her own site, haven't seen her here in ages. HWG has a message on her profile saying she's going to be away, but I don't know the reason why.
@shiesse (306)
• Canada
30 Dec 11
I was on mylot a while back but I left for a while and remember some members that had made an impression on me. I remember loudnproud but was always too timid to comment to her too much. Then there was another that I cannot remember her full user name but it was minnie with some numbers after, her father was also a member of mylot. I wouldn't mind having her here to have a discussion with.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
30 Dec 11
Minnie's father is GrandpaBob and I still see him regularly elsewhere. Minnie is now wrapped up in her young family I think.
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Dec 11
hi grandpa bob still comes on mylot occasionally and I really enjoy his down to earthness. oh loudnproud was a real character'for sure.
• Lippstadt, Germany
11 Feb 12
and Minnie is on Facebook too and posts lots of lovely pics of her daughter aka the little princess......
@carolscash (9498)
• United States
30 Dec 11
I can't think of anyone around here that I have missed, but I am sure that there are. I know many of the people who were here when I first began are not still here. I just have a hard time remembering who was here and who was on other sites. I have gotten in touch with old friends in my personal life and it is always nice to reconnect with others.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
30 Dec 11
It is good to reconnect but in my experience it is rarely quite like how I remember it to have been before.
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@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Dec 11
hi pikey just thinking I did reconnect with my childhood best friend from back IN S outh Dakota we are both 85 and she emails me daily but whats funny is when we were in high school I was a staunch republican but in my elderly years changed parties to being a democrat and for a while she was a bit put off as she said but you were raised a Republican how can you change that much?She forgot I had been away from South Dakota for half mylife and people do chang lol but we have got around that now. we are again friends and we keep in contact although I am a thousand miles from our home t own now here in California. lol
@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Dec 11
The bear? Well, the other bear... Or the mechanic... or lots others...
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
29 Dec 11
Yep. Heard from him this week too. He's married again and seems blissfully happy.
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@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Dec 11
yeah that bear...
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@veejay19 (3590)
• India
30 Dec 11
Since the last 3 years i have got in touch with around 24 old school classmates of mine,some after 46 years and some after 49 years.Since then we have been having regular get togethers at my house.Next year is the 50th anniversary of our claa when we were in the final year and so we are having 2grabd celebrations on 5th and 26th Feb 2012.This is because some of the guys have settled abroad so we have split it up so all can attend.I am also in touch with my former office colleagues and also with my college mates and we have been having gettogethers every year at my place.One of my college mates is coming,again in Feb from Ottawa and we are meeting at my place with other collegemates.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
30 Dec 11
Wow. That is very impressive. I hope that you all have fun together when you meet in February.
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@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Dec 11
How about your friend Cyn? Haven't seen her on here in ages and ages...
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
30 Dec 11
I had a message from her last week. Happy being a Yummy Mummy I think! LOL.
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@thatgirl13 (7304)
• South Korea
30 Dec 11
Do you mean in mylot or in real life? Well I do have a few friends I wish would be back in my life :( Or me back in time. I really get nostalgic these days and I don't know why. Makes me go crazy at times :'(
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
30 Dec 11
Wherever - here or in real life and other sites.
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@LittleMel (14033)
• Canada
30 Dec 11
yes but many months ago on here her e-mail a/c was hacked I asked her to let me know when she has new a/c but no news since then I saw her logging in on mylot a few times but not starting new discussion probably too busy or have new friends
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
30 Dec 11
I have a friend like that too. Occasionally she comes back but mostly she is elsewhere.
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@1wldngl (3980)
• United States
30 Dec 11
Hhmm....an old friend, no...not really so much. Each one that left my life, left of their own accord, not by MY choice. So I guess they are gone for a reason. I would, however, LOVE LOVE LOVE to see my Granny again. I think she's the only person, who is really gone, that I would almost give anything to see. :)
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
30 Dec 11
I'd like to see mine again too. One day perhaps I will. I want to see you too!! XXXX
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@littleowl (7157)
18 Jan 12
Hi Pike, there is one person I wouls love to see come beack again and that is Tamarafireheart. Although we both know her and speak to her her sicussions and presence here is missed by others too. LoLo xxx
@p1kef1sh (45696)
18 Jan 12
I miss her too LoLo. At least we do get to speak to her regularly unlike so many others here. I am pleased to see you here as well. It has been a while. XXXX
@littleowl (7157)
18 Jan 12
Hi Pike guess even though I haven't been here for so long and for different reasons I have missed myLot and my friends here-well those that are left-lol Hugs LoLo
• Lippstadt, Germany
11 Feb 12
great to see you back here........ how are you doing....... hope everything is well with you...................
@RitterSport (2452)
• Lippstadt, Germany
1 Jan 12
hi P1kef1sh what a serious topic for the end of that year of 2011 on here...... Yes I want one old friend back. She is the retired pastors wife I am also friends with. Met them when I was in my mid 20s and felt uprooted as my Grandma who had given me an emotional home, had passed away. They were there to listen and help, and I admired them very much. Then the pastor retired and I thought well I will never hear from them again though they stay close to the city where I lived at that time. Was so shy I didnt call them a lot as I wanted them to enjoy this retirement. Only now and then. They moved away in 2007 into a Senior Citizens home, the bond became closer, the nice old pastor wrote to me a lot and we also phoned here and there. Imagine my shock when in 2010 we received a letter that my friend has cancer the second time around. And I was too far away to go there plus I had responsibilities shoved on my shoulders by my biological family which made it impossible for me to do what I wanted, thats help my friend other than with sending flowers and writing mail. I only could see her once close to when I was told the diagnosis. She looked thinner but okay then and I was so thankful to be with her. She was called home to Heaven July 2011 and I miss her so much. By now I was courageous enough to admit I had lost my heart mom and not only a friend as the relationship to my own mother has always been a rocky road with loads of setbacks. I know she is in heaven and no more pain, no cancer, and she is fine and close to God. But that does not make me miss her any less. If only she could come back for five minutes so I can tell her how much I miss her.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
1 Jan 12
I am so sorry to read about your friend but as you say she is now pain free. I am in a very contemplative mood at present because of reasons that you know about. Hopefully I will be more cheerful by the end of the month!
• Lippstadt, Germany
1 Jan 12
hi dear P1ke I just jotted down that important note into my pocket diary so it wont be overlooked. I bet you will be more cheerful soon......
@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Dec 11
hi pikefish oh yes indeed a zany Scottish lady who was so much fun, I did find Pyewacket on Face Book and Irish I miss her, I imagine most are on Facebook and I check in every so often but mostly' I am stuck here on Mylot. several I miss who quit over my protests because someone had been stalking them here and making them miserable. Also one of our older people is quite ill with rheumatism' in her hands so badly. One of our members here let me in on that and I could om her telling her I was praying for her to get better and come back to us. I am sure you know Tamaras Fireheart she was one who was here when I started back in 2008. cannot believe I am starting on my fifth year here Pikey. wow.
@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Dec 11
Was wondering about Tamara...
@p1kef1sh (45696)
30 Dec 11
I know Tamara very well Hatley. I have visited her several times and speak to her about once a month. As you say she is ill and to make matters worse her laptop wasn't behaving! I hope that she has a better time next year. I hope that we all do!
@stephcjh (32303)
• United States
30 Dec 11
Not that I know of. I do miss seeing one person here though but they left and they will never come back to Mylot. They are upset with Mylot.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
1 Jan 12
I know several people like that. But some do come back again.
• India
30 Dec 11
I really miss my old friends a lot... I don't even know where they are and what they are doing... We used to have a lot of fun together as kids... I wonder if they miss me to... I used to have a best friend... now he too has shifted... Like that I have made plenty of new friends...and I enjoy a lot with them too... but no one can replace my old friends... because old is gold and is never to be sold...
@p1kef1sh (45696)
1 Jan 12
That is very true. Thank you for that.
@bounce58 (17449)
• Canada
30 Dec 11
For someone who contribute much here on myLot, I think I would like to have stine1 back! For personal reasons I think I would like the gentle soul fjaril. And for great hockey exchanges, I think I miss canesfan1964 and jewels49/ But I think I exceeded my 'Just One' limit!
• Canada
7 Feb 12
I was kinda hoping to see that CanadaGal was missed. I guess she wasn't that great of an impact on the members here. LOL. Facebook has been my primary means of getting in touch with old friends. However, I've also noticed that the ones I never did keep in touch with (or vice versa), were a different level of friends. Reasons, seasons, and lifetimes. We all fit into those categories of friendships, and we've all experienced them.
• United States
1 Feb 12
i honestly dont know. i reconnected with one a few years back and it didnt last. that person was really important to me but i think she didnt want to mess up my life (dont know why she would think that) or something. other than her i would like one of my old guyfriends back but due to the situation i know thats not possible. it seems like everyone i have had recently have been toxic so its slim pickin's for me lol
@moneywinner (1865)
• Brazil
18 Jan 12
I had so many friends during my life that I thought that will last forever, but none of them lasted. I had some friends now, but don't know if I'm going to keep in touch with them after I graduate. I realized that my only true friend is my sister, because at least I know she always will be there for me.