I was on Facebook about five months ago. I was looking around. I decided to look up a friend that I haven't seen or spoken to in over 40 years. I put in her name and a profile popped up and one look at the picture and I knew it was my friend Bib from the seventh grade! I was afraid to contact her because I surely thought that she would not remember me.
I went to Roy H. Mann Jr. High School 78 in Brooklyn. I moved to Long Island at the end of the seventh grade. It was extremely upsetting to leave my neighborhood and friends at what I think was a difficult age to move and change schools. I kept my little autograph book over the years and every so often I would look at it and miss my friends and school in Brooklyn. Three friends from Brooklyn always popped up in my mind over the years. Bib, Lori, and Arlene. And I also thought about and missed my friend Heidi from High School.
My friend, Bib, gave me a photo of her to remember her by and I did! I looked at it every so often over the years and read what she wrote to me in my little autograph book. We were only friends for one year but we had a special friendship and I was sad to see it end.
Well, I typed to her and said "Are you my friend Bib from Roy H. Mann?" I knew that she was screaming by the way she typed back. "YES, YES, IT'S ME BIB!!!! I couldn't believe it that I found my friend that I left behind so many years ago.
Then I found this out. My friend Bib lives in Manhattan. She became friendly with a girl (woman.....no..... a girl) named Andee who lives in her building. One day they were talking and Andee told Bib (Barbara) that she grew up in Long Island and graduated from Lawrence High School. When Barbara heard the name Lawrence High School she remembered that that was where I had moved to. She asked Andee if she knew an Elyse and Andee opened up the yearbook and pointed to my picture and Barbara said "yes, that's her!" Barbara did not contact me on Facebook for the same fear that I had, that I would not remember her.
When Barbara and I started typing back and forth to each other she then told me that she was friendly with Andee. (what a small world) I was not friends with Andee in high school, but the three of us decided to get together. I went into the city and met Barbara and Andee for dinner. We talked and talked and talked and then talked some more like we had just all been together the week before! The next two get togethers were in Long Island. Had such great fun! The three of us really clicked as new found friends. To top it off the last time the three of us met we went to the Long Beach boardwalk and by chance Andee ran into a friend that she had not seen in years and Barbara ran into a friend of a friend that she knew of because they were in the same sorority in college. The world gets smaller and smaller.
I am so happy that I found my friend Bib after all these years and to top it off she is friends with Andee who I graduated high school with. Thank you Facebook! I love spending time with my new friends from the past!!!!
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