Thread: Your Old Friends

    • 13 years 4 months ago
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    Nice little story there agentkev. I wish my I could've had the same kinda bond with my childhood friends.

    At the beginning of 5th grade, I moved to the other side of the country to California. A year later, we moved BACK over to the east coast to Georgia. And after 8th grade, I moved to completly new school districe.

    So basically...everytime I had a clique of good friends, I always moved away. So i don't even bother with it anymore. But that's another story....
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    • 13 years 4 months ago
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    Thanks... sometimes I wish that time never ended...
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    • 13 years 4 months ago
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    I just found this picture.
    It is the earliest picture I have of myself and friends together.
    Albeit a sort of class photo.
    Thats me on the left as I started that school.

    The photo on the right was taken by my mother in late 1986, on the day I left that school, my first!, only a few days before we shipped out from the UK to Germany. There is an arrow pointing me out. I am 6.

    This is, infact the ONLY photo I have of any friends from my childhood.
    It's a pity I cannot remember their names.
    The next photo I have of any friend is from 1992 and is unfortunately under exposed and very grainy. This annoys me a great deal.

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    • 13 years 4 months ago
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    Quote by agentkev
    Thanks... sometimes I wish that time never ended...

    Completely understand.
    Sometimes I get a bit misty eyed when I think about my time in my childhood neighborhoods.
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    • 13 years 4 months ago
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    we've been separated.....End of the story
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    • 13 years 4 months ago
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    Quote by dollyspirit
    we've been separated.....End of the story

    If you're not going to post in the spirit of the thread, why bother?!
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    • 13 years 4 months ago
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    Most of my childhood friends have moved away.

    I haven't saw most of them since high school.

    The others that I'm still friends with today are working, starting families etc.
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    • 8 years 7 months ago
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    If we're talking from my elementary years...I only know like 3 off the top of my head. I'm friends with them on Facebook, but that is the extent of it. One thing I learned is that you can be friends with just about anyone when you're 6. Now though, I barely meet new people because I don't want to make a mistake in getting to know a potential troublesome person.

    One friend though I've known since I was like 6 is pretty cool though, he hasn't changed much, like me.
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    • 8 years 7 months ago
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    Totally reminded me that I need to send a copy of home movies to one of my best friends growing up. her Bday was last week and she gave me her address to send something to her. Gotta get on that. I already gave copies to our other friends during our middle school reunion thing a few months ago. Man, I still love those gals.

    All of them and many of my other friends from grade school and high school look better than ever now and have good, comfy jobs and a couple of them just got married. I'm married and somehow have a house, but I've been working shitty jobs. Some of my friends are working for UNICEF and Google and Indeed and big insurance companies. I got gypped. Oh, and a few live abroad now. Mostly to get their master's degrees. I just talked to my friend in Granada last week. It was like we never lost touch.

    Only one of my friends has a kid now because she ran away from home while going to Barnard (yeah, I would totally run away from that kinda life...) and got knocked up in some hippy colony. She's the one I'm sending the video to now. I think she needs it. LOL.
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    • 8 years 7 months ago
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    I have changed a lot since I was in school. I'm still the same person, but my mindset is totally different. For one I don't take shit from anyone and have almost zero tolerance for loserism. I have friends that are pot heads and even pill poppers, but they are responsible and easy going. If someone isn't responsible I don't want to be around them. Sadly many of the people I grew up around didn't turn out so well.

    I was going to meet up with a guy I went to private school with a few years back that found me on myspace. The first time he wanted to meet up at a bar I never been to. I had a root canal done and was on antibiotics. I told him I couldn't drink and he cancelled because he didn't want to drink alone. I told him we could still meet up and do something else, but he declined.

    He called me out of the blue the next week and invited me to a concert (buss fest). I would have been ok with it (even though he gave me no time) if we met someplace else first, but he wanted to meet me there. I don't like loud places to begin with and kinda wanted to get to know him again before hanging out with him in public. Going over to his house or having him come over here would have been fine, even lunch would be fine. After we got to know each other again then we could go out and do something. I also didn't like how he was calling all the shots so I just blew him off after that.
    • 8 years 7 months ago
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    Some are successfull, some a bumbs, and some are dead.
    • 8 years 7 months ago
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    The last I heard about my best friend from childhood he was addicted to heroin. This was in 1997, and I'm not sure what happened to him since then. I hope he cleaned up, but you never know.
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    • 8 years 6 months ago
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    One of them is still my best friend, even if we only get together once a month...if that. Another friend somehow became my brother-in-law (sounds cool, but the friend aspect is kinda lost).

    The rest of my personal acquaintances (mostly from school) moved away. Oh well, lose a few gain a few.
    • 8 years 6 months ago
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    One of my childhood friends still actually lives in the city. The other(s)? have moved out of state.
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    • 8 years 6 months ago
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    I just can't relate to most of the people I grew up around anymore and it is getting worst the older I get. I have talked to a few people I knew years back in the last couple of years and they were on a completely different level than I am. Most of them have stayed true to their roots where I have not.

    As you guys know I'm a conservative and I'm very set in my beliefs. I no longer drink, smoke or use drugs (except an occasional Norco Vicodin ). I'm very responsible with my own house, new car and good credit. Growing up I was liberal and so were ALL of my friends. Most of them came from poor or lower middle class families as I did. Well since I'm nothing like I was then I just can't relate to them anymore.

    I'm not trying to be rude on snooty. I'm a very diverse person and like talking to all kinds of people. However I just can't see eye to eye with them anymore. BTW some of them have spent time in prison.
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    I just can't relate to most of the people I grew up around anymore and it is getting worst the older I get. I have talked to a few people I knew years back in the last couple of years and they were on a completely different level than I am. Most of them have stayed true to their roots where I have not.

    As you guys know I'm a conservative and I'm very set in my beliefs. I no longer drink, smoke or use drugs (except an occasional Norco Vicodin ). I'm very responsible with my own house, new car and good credit. Growing up I was liberal and so were ALL of my friends. Most of them came from poor or lower middle class families as I did. Well since I'm nothing like I was then I just can't relate to them anymore.

    I'm not trying to be rude on snooty. I'm a very diverse person and like talking to all kinds of people. However I just can't see eye to eye with them anymore. BTW some of them have spent time in prison.


    Kind of similar story with me. When I was young, I was neither liberal nor conservative...I just didn't care about politics or anything like that, and neither did my friends. All we cared about were games, movies, toys, etc. As we got older, I started getting more conservative, as they started getting more liberal.

    They also started getting into parties, drugs, heavy drinking, etc...while I stayed away from that stuff. So I basically just don't have anything in common with my old friends anymore.
    • 8 years 6 months ago
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    Quote by bassman21
    I just can't relate to most of the people I grew up around anymore and it is getting worst the older I get. I have talked to a few people I knew years back in the last couple of years and they were on a completely different level than I am. Most of them have stayed true to their roots where I have not.

    As you guys know I'm a conservative and I'm very set in my beliefs. I no longer drink, smoke or use drugs (except an occasional Norco Vicodin ). I'm very responsible with my own house, new car and good credit. Growing up I was liberal and so were ALL of my friends. Most of them came from poor or lower middle class families as I did. Well since I'm nothing like I was then I just can't relate to them anymore.

    I'm not trying to be rude on snooty. I'm a very diverse person and like talking to all kinds of people. However I just can't see eye to eye with them anymore. BTW some of them have spent time in prison.


    Kind of similar story with me. When I was young, I was neither liberal nor conservative...I just didn't care about politics or anything like that, and neither did my friends. All we cared about were games, movies, toys, etc. As we got older, I started getting more conservative, as they started getting more liberal.

    They also started getting into parties, drugs, heavy drinking, etc...while I stayed away from that stuff. So I basically just don't have anything in common with my old friends anymore.


    Wow. All these scenarios describe me perfectly to an extent.
    What kind of kid or pre-teen is interested in politics, especially in this day and age?
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    • 8 years 6 months ago
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    I've been using Facebook to catch up with people I knew on previous message boards. It's been good to catch up with them again. As for my real life childhood friends, I don't know if most of them are on there. I did try e-mailing an old friend on there, though. They haven't responded yet, and I'm hoping they will soon.
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