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Find an old school friend

Advice on how to find an old school friend.

The one with whom you spent so much time together during your school years. The best days of our life we were told!!

Find an old classmate | where are you?

My old school friend/classmate where are you, now, today? That special one alongside you through the formative years.

Remembered as my Mr dependable. Playing such a pivotal and influential role, in shaping who I am today.

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1950’s Classroom

That special old school friend | where are you?

Unfortunately, now long vanished into the annals of history.

That very special and memorable person who can deliver a time window. Rewinding back to those heady days when you were both growing up.

You know!. The one who would protect you would often lie to a teacher, parent, or authorities in order to get you out of a scrape. A lovely, delightful, reliable and trustworthy mate.

In those days, you both were naively planning on being side-by-side- forever. Together through the journey of life.

How come you lost touch with your old school friend?

A plethora of reasons. However, in hindsight, none really added up. Other than perhaps complacency.

Complacency: equals taking them for granted. Either consciously, or subconsciously.

Nowadays the question/excuse would not apply. Once you have a contact stored in a digital device its there for good. Especially if the storage is an email address. Various apps. stay with us for life. So no matter where you move to in the world the link remains.

We send an SMS. Facebook, Instagram, or What’s app message. Indeed you can keep in touch, every few minutes, of every day.

Whereas 40 – 50 years ago, contacts were either in a diary or written down somewhere.

So they could have genuinely been misplaced. Often as a result of say, moving home.

Let’s take for example this author growing up in the 1950s.

Whilst in school time we all had our own special set of friends. But at the end of each school day, we naturally parted company to our respective homes. That ‘was it’ until the next day when meeting up at school again. Or outside of school, and at weekends.

The only other communication was via friends, by post, or landline telephone. Although my parents didn’t have a telephone!

In contrast, today, we have a number of more sophisticated ways to find and retain an old school friend. But, it could take ages, with no end of ‘false starts’ along the way.

Facebook seems to be the most obvious place when finding an old school friend.

But to be honest I have not found it very useful.

What about if the surname was “Smith”. Facebook will throw up hundreds of them worldwide. It shows where they live now, but, if its Phoenix, Arizona, how is that going to help?

Especially when you last knew them they lived in Scunthorpe. If it is female and married, their maiden name isn’t going to help very much.

Having said that most people can be traced with effort, and time on their hands. Or you might try professional tracers such as us; https://friendsreconnected.co.uk/

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