My Real Life

March 31, 2010

It’s a Small World, After All

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I can’t believe I’m about to tell a Facebook story, but I am.

I’m in total disbelief over this, but I think it is the coolest thing to happen to me in quite some time.

Well, except for the whole novel thing, but still…

It’s pretty darn cool!

Our story begins when I was three years old.

We were living in a small town in upstate New York, where my Dad was the minister.

My Dad was offered a pulpit in northern New Jersey, and so off we went.

We lived in that town until I was just 8 years old.

We moved a day or two after my 8th birthday.

So, I went to Kindergarten, First, and half of Second grade in that town.

I made some very good friends.

One of them was a tall girl named Adrianne.

We were very good friends and I liked her a lot.

She was quiet, but a lot of fun.

We played together in school and went to each others birthday parties and just enjoyed being kids.

Then, I moved.

Moving in second grade, it was hard to stay in touch with kids from my old town, because I was 8.  I didn’t make phone calls or anything like that.  Also, it was 1980…no internet, texting, etc.

When you moved, you moved.

Flash forward to high school.

I was at a party and met up with a guy, Scott, that had been in my K-2 classes in my old town.  We stayed “satellite friends” and bumped into each other every now and then, and had some mutual friends in my new town.

With the advent of Facebook, as adults, we became Facebook friends.

This morning, I woke up and had a friend request from Matthew, who is friends with Scott.  Matthew also went to K-2 with me in the old school.

I accepted and then went looking through his photos. 

I found a class picture from 5th grade.

I was long gone by 5th grade, but I still knew most of the kids in the picture.

And, in the picture, there was Adrianne!

So, I clicked on her name, where she was tagged below the photo and was taken to her page. 

When I looked at her profile picture, I couldn’t believe it!

Adrianne is the mother of one of Baby Monkey’s friends from school!

I’ve known her, through daycare, for about 3 years now!

I couldn’t believe it! 

They were at Baby Monkey’s first birthday party this year and I see her, almost, every day.

…and neither of us had any idea who the other was!

(Or, she knew exactly who I was and decided not to say so…I’ll pretend she didn’t know me.)

I’m just blown away by what a small world it has truly become. 

Say what you want about technology and social networking, etc…

It’s a pretty powerful tool!

(Just a reminder…please download (for free!) my novel excerpt from Amazon, read and leave a review!)

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