Monday, September 28, 2009

Facebook, My First Kiss and the Beatles

Are you on it? I'm starting to love this phenomenon. I have had dinner with three high school friends so far and we've renewed our friendships. It probably wouldn't have happened without Facebook. But just this morning I discovered something that I'm sure I never would have known if not for this social networking site.

One of my dearest childhood friends lost her father last night. In expressing my sadness I saw one of her other friends was the first boy who ever kissed me. I was probably in 7th grade. If I remember correctly we had a mostly telephone relationship because he didn't live very close. He was just a boy I met at a party and never heard from again. I requested his "friendship" and looked at his info page. Then I saw that we had two mutual friends. He is a cousin to my daughter's best friend and he apparently worked with my future daughter-in-law's sister.

That is just so random and weird to me. Mind you, it's been almost 40 years since that first kiss! I remember it was dark and there was a song playing over and over. If you ever visit my basement you will see a mural of The Beatles. You will notice the lyrics to "Let It Be" written above it. That was the song.


John Ettorre said...

This certainly wins the award for best headline of the week, perhaps of the month. Who could pass up reading the details of your first kiss?

RachelW said...

I love how facebook lets you ferret out all those old connections. It makes me feel grounded, somehow, to have conversations with all those people I grew up with.

Susan's Snippets said...


Facebook led me to a whole slew of peeps that I grew up with in the old neighborhood...this past July we had a reunion and I got to see people that I hadn’t seen in over 30 years!!

lots of hugs and tears

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I'm happy fot you that Facebook is working for you...Maybe it's where I am in my life now---But it just doesn't interest me. I was on FACEBOOK for about 8 months maybe two years ago now, and I just never "got it", so I opted off of it. Spending as much time as I do on my blog---well, I feel like I cannot take on any more!

BTW: An old friend of mine--now gone--was on GH for years and years. Norma Connolly. She played "AUNT RUBY"....! Perhaps you remember her.

Ms Hen said...

how cool. And yes.. on it.. got back in touch with a dear friend; sleeping at her home in Manhattan soon for a yoga chanting group and than stay over her place. Very nice connection.

Lena said...

Facebook is fun and such a wonderful way to connect and keep up with family and friends.

What will they think of next?

Just Be Real said...

Thanks for sharing your post. I am not really into Facebook, but it does sound interesting.