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Finding A lost friend. Tips and advice on tracking down a Long-Lost school friend created by https://friendsreconnected.co.uk/

Finding a lost friend
Where are you? Not seen since 1974

Lost friends

The question is: where to start when embarking on tracing someone you have not seen in probably many decades. Moreover, you only have limited information such as a name, and scant recollection of how they looked then.  Nor do you have any old mutual friends who can help.

Lost school friends

Finding A lost friend-my recollections. At school back in 1961, I was seated in class next to a really nice cheerful boy who shared his sweets and chocolates with me. He was always larking around and made me laugh a lot. A person whose company I always enjoyed- indeed a great friend to me. One whom I never forgot.

Then we grew up

Sadly and inevitably we went our separate ways. Which is unfortunately so often the case. Since then even though almost 60 years have gone- by I often thought about him. How he was doing, in good health, happy, etc.

Recently’ out of the blue’, I was told by another old friend that he had died. My first reaction was one of disbelief, anxiety, sadness, and regret we never kept in touch. I was quite stunned and decided to establish if it was true or not.

After many attempts, I found myself unable to make any progress whatsoever.

There was no obituary notice, I of course googled, called numerous telephone numbers who might have a connection, and naturally Facebook. All, a big fat zero!

Eventually, I did find a connection via a nephew listed on Facebook. It took hours on end of searching before arriving at this point. I discovered to my delight that in fact, he is still alive, healthy and happy. To be frank I had virtually abandoned any hope of ever finding him. Then just about the time I was considering giving up-bingo!

Although in essence, it’s easy enough to find someone, it’s hugely frustrating (lots of dead-ends) as well as time-consuming. You need bags of determination and a never-say-die attitude. However, if you stick with it, you can often find where is your childhood special friend. Even if it was 60 years ago.

Tracing your old friend- where to start

Facebook. Although is very unlikely to strike it lucky directly on here why not tell your friends and acquaintances what you are seeking.

I wrote he was in the Air Force at RAF Halton, had lived in Australia, and he was by profession creative art and designer. As well as posting one photo which I had acquired. At the same time, I asked my friends to share the post. From this, I received quite a number of addresses. I held on to these addresses in case all else failed. I would then write to them individually.

Amazingly One day-out- of- the- blue!

I received an email from someone who knew his sister. This led me to actually make contact with him and finally being able to say hello once more. She also sent me a recent photo of him. He looked relaxed and contented.

Of course, you may be thinking where it went from there? As it happens he likes to keep himself- to himself- and is very private. So, I guess it will not go beyond exchanging Xmas and birthday cards.

Actually, I can honestly say, it was all I ever expected. I am happy to learn he is happy.

The other plus side in all of this is: I now fancy myself as an amateur sleuth!

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