The other day, I was coming out of my house when I heard someone calling my name — “Hilary, Hilary.”
I looked at a woman who was running towards me. As she came closer, I realized it was Amy Fishman, a friend from elementary school through High School. We lost touch once we went to college. But with the widespread use of Facebook, we reconnected almost a year ago.
She was in town to see her mother and was riding past my house when she saw me come out. “I thought you lived on the Northshore,” she said.
I laughed. “No, I’m back where I started.”
I was so excited to see her. She looked amazing and I felt as if time never stopped.
A few days later, I got an email from an old friend I hadn’t seen in a while. We were friends when my daughter and her son were infants. The kids were born a day apart and for the first few years, we used to walk the boardwalk together.
Your name recently came across my desk…Do you remember when you first gave birth to your daughter and you used to walk on the boardwalk with me (Shari) and my son? I was just in Long Beach and thought about you and your daughter and was wondering how you guys were.
Send an email if you remember us….
I immediately wrote her back. “Of course I remember you. My daughter is now in college and my son is in High School.”
A few minutes later, the phone rang. It was her. “You are not going to believe this,” she said, “but my son and your daughter are going to the same college. They are actually in the same school.”
We laughed and talked about making plans for the future.
There was once a time when people were in and out of your life, but with social networking, they are in your life forever. Thanks Facebook!