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Old 11-17-2012, 09:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Best Friends

Those of us babyboomers who have been around a while had a tenedency to make friends at an early age and maintain that friendship for decades. You know the person so long they become family a brother. You get to be their best man and they got to be yours. You were able to see each others children grow up. You know each others highs and lows in life.
How valuable is that friendship to you, if you have one...that is my question.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My best friends are some of the guys I met in grade school and high school, and that was a long time ago. We still get together multiple times each year.
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I'm visiting college friends this weekend, at this very moment I'm ignoring them in fact.

We don't keep in touch a lot between visits, but when we get together it's like we haven't been apart. Just very comfortable. It's that way for lots of the folks we made friends with back then. It's pretty cool.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I got to reconnect with a lot of highschool friends with facebook. I actually went back and had lunch with some after 38 years...
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My brother and I share a best mate. None of us live near each other, but we each value the other dearly. We are all colourblind. Other than that none of us is anything like the other two. On the rare occasion we get to tour with each other, it's the best times of our lives.
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Serendipitous timing Lee! This morning I read something that reminded me of my best friends growing up. Two brothers (twins) and another buddy. The four of us were inseparable since we were 10 years old through college. We were all in each others weddings trading off the best man role, etc. And not five minutes after I thought of them one of the Twin brothers gave me a call. At that very moment, he had heard a song on the radio that reminded him of me. We all live in different parts of the country now, and dont see each other nearly often enough, but even after not talking with him for months it's like he lived around the corner.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Jun I know exactly what you mean. I have a friend just like that and I live too far away now. I have known him since he was four and over 52 years there are so many memories... from childhood to adulthood. I think of him as my brother.
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I still talk to my buddy from first grade at least once a week. Wish he lived closer. We've been best friends for 52 years now. All the neighborhood mom's told my mom not to let me play with him when we moved there, she didn't listen to them.

Here's a pic taken about 12 years ago. I'm the sh!tf@ced one on the right, he's the bad@$$ HD dude acting like he's on his bike.


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My best friend I have known for over 35 years, I have a circle of friends from that era. He's even the reason I finally bought a Triumph.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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My best friend I have known him for 52 years...hoping to get in another 30..atleast.
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