I’m Old!

I spoke with a friend of mine last night.  He and I met in the 5th grade.  As we were talking, I was doing the math in my head.  We were 10 years old when we met, we’re 35 now….

“Do you realize we’ve been friends for 25 years?!?!?”, I exclaimed into the phone.
My friend T always has the inital response of laughing at me, but then he said, 
“We’re old.  Our 20 year is coming up, you know.”
I think this struck me differently this time because I have an 8-year-old.  I was only 2 years older than her when we met.  It blows my mind.
T and I lost track of each other after my wedding.  I had heard his parents moved away from our hometown, so when I couldn’t find him at his last known location in Nebraska, I testing my Internet search skills to see if I could find him.  It isn’t hard to find someone who’s father is a minister.  I discovered that his parents were back in Oregon.  A quick email to his mom, and we were reconnected.   We hooked up on My Space as well…and we’ve seen each other a couple of times when he has been in town visiting the folks.
What did people do before the Internet?  I look at the people I’ve connected with on Facebook, and it’s a virtual class reunion online.   I am connected to about 12 classmates that graduated from high school with me.  I am seeing pictures of them, their kids, and seeing a glimpse into the person they have become.  We exchange little messages – oh and ahh over each others’ kids – and play a little “remember when” with each other.   It will be interesting to see how this shapes our 20 year reunion.  Will it be the face-to-face meeting of old friends….or will it be odd?  
Regardless, the fact I’m even thinking about the 20 year reunion makes me feel like time has passed too quickly.  

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