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Friends from childhood – Revisited

March 6th, 2008 No comments

It’s been a while since I last posted in this category. I just received a member update for someone I’ve been trying to reach from school days. Her name is Jere (Sissy) R. The update came from which I have a free membership. I just don’t feel like paying for something I rarely use. Same goes for my account.

Anyway Sissy and I had advanced art class together and I really enjoyed her company. Trying to find as many school friends as I can is probably easier if I actually tried. So far I’ve been rather lazy like I am with most things. doesn’t allow you to contact the members unless you pay. I searched again and found who I hope is Sissy. Thankfully has an option to send the members a note. We’ll see how it turns out.

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Old Friends visited

December 26th, 2007 No comments

Our old friends Tony and Edie stopped by last weekend and we had such a good time meeting their kids all grown-up and talking about the past. Their dog and our dog trying to get along, although Dodger just wasn’t capable so we had to place him behind closed doors.

This is the reason I want to try and get in touch with as many friends as I can. I’m not doing a very good job of looking myself.

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Old Friends visiting

December 12th, 2007 No comments

Back in the day, the military days that is, I was fortunate enough to have a room-mate that I got along with. I had experienced some odd room-mates before. His name was “Buck”. Anthony Buchanan to be exact, but he is going by Tony Buchanan. I had returned from Turkey to process out of the Air Force. Buck had come to our squadron from Italy I believe, while I was TDY. I didn’t have much in the way of things I owned in my room but Buck brought with him an awesome stereo system. I knew I’d like him.

When I returned from Turkey, Buck was TDY or training I think. I’m terrible at remembering somethings. In Oct of 86′ Buck invited me to the Harvest Festival for those our age at First Baptist Biloxi. Little did I know I would meet my wife that night. I went and had a good time. I usually would go home to Clinton on weekends to go to church, but I found the people I met at FBC to be enjoyable to be around and started attending FBC.

Buck was engaged to be married when I met him I believe. Her name was Edie. She happened to be room-mates with my wife. We all grew to be good friends even spending time together after we separated from the military. As some friendships do, we grew apart over time knowing some things about them but not keeping in touch. Raising kids can cause you to do this. I say all this to get to the point for the post. It turns out that my wife was contacted by Buck and Edie’s daughter, Kristen via Facebook (which I loathe).

My wife just informed me that the whole family, Buck, Edie, Kristen and Josh will be stopping by to see us and spend the night in a couple of weeks. Wow, I’m wondering how long it has been since I last saw either of them. I think we were in Atlanta at the time. My wife will surely tell me my recollection of the time is wrong, as I usually am. Edie and her sister Karen where passing through and stopped with Kristen to see our Son. Kristen was 1 I think. Anyway that was 1990.

Long time. I’m looking forward to seeing them now and spend some time catching up.

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A good friend and co-worker

March 23rd, 2007 No comments

Today I endured a good friend and co-worker leaving. You hate to see people you work with that do a very good job leave and you hope that their moving on will be the best for them. I wrote in his exit interview that he was a good worker and very knowledgeable. That seemed really lame after reading it. It was lame! I should have put much more thought into it.

Good luck Jake!

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