September 12, 2008

It is REALLY a wonderful thing that happened yesterday! I found a middle school friend that I had lost contact with maybe 20 years ago! Not being overly computer savy, I never even thought to try that avenue, besides how does one go about looking? Where do you 'ask'? How does one search.... I was chatting with another friend in MA about Facebook and Myspace and the pros & cons of the programs. We chatted while she made herself an account and then I said to her, "You know, it is really neat to use the Facebook program to find old school friends." I proceeded to tell her when you put in your high school name & year of graduation other classmates will pop up. etc. etc. Well.... I had the flash thought... maybe, just maybe I could find Rebecca! (Naaa, I don't even know if she still has the same last name!)
I typed in her name and clicked on 'FIND FRIEND' :) GUESS WHAT? Up came 11 different Rebeccas.... all with the same last name! It is truly amazing. (and those are only the ones who have Facebook!) I scrolled down... getting excited and wondering if I'd recognize her after it's been a LONG time! It was a dumb question I guess... eyes & smiles just don't change over the years!! I FOUND HER!

I quickly & nervously typed an email asking if she had lived in NH during the middle school years and if she had a sister named Ana? Within 15 minutes I had my answer!!! "YES, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT REBECCA! OH MY GOSH... I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR YOU FOR YEARS!" It was such an amazing moment!! :) I called my parents this morning to tell them the great news... they were just as excited as I am.... her mom & my mom were very good friends too!! I think there will be another 'reunion' with them soon too!! (Well, a reunion over the phone... they all live in CA now!)
We've exchanged a couple of emails and phone numbers and I look forward to chatting more!! :) HOW COOL IS THAT!!! Yes, as frustrating as computers can be, I AM LIKING MINE A WHOLE LOT MORE NOW A DAYS!! :)

PS.... Yes, Audrey did take these awesome pictures of the cosmos!


mad4books said...

HOORAY! I'm a reluctant convert to Facebook myself...just really didn't want "one more thing to have to check each day," but it's turned out to be a lot of fun.

Even my 80 year-old uncle is on!

Lynette said...

What a cool story! I found my Australian penpal from fifth grade a few years ago through the internet - took about five minutes! (Not through Facebook.)