18 August, 2011

"If This Is You..."

...that's the way the phone message began. It was from someone I worked with, a lifetime ago! I began working for The Singer Co. in 1973 in Lafayette, IN. I was employed there until I moved away, to get married, two years later. Susan and I met and became instant friends on that very first day, she was the bookkeeper for our store. We kept up for a while, after I was gone, she and her family visited us briefly in 1977; but I hadn't seen her since. Busy lives, with children, took over and we simply lost touch with each other. She just so happened to be in town this week for a convention and found our phone number. We hastily planned a dinner out together and picked right up where we left off, thirty four years ago! We've exchanged contact info and vowed to stay in touch, it's easier now with e-mail. She told me that she took a chance looking through the phone book and calling what she hoped was the right number; it certainly was, and I am so VERY grateful that she did!

Life is Good!
...and full of the most wonderful, unexpected, surprises...



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11 comments:

Shakerwood said...

Talk about a blast from the past! How fun!!

Ancestor Collector said...

That's very cool!! And lucky your number was even in the phone book. ;-) Fewer and fewer numbers are. Looks like you had a great catch-up dinner. :-)

Janet O. said...

And you probably didn't look a day older than the last time she saw you!

JCnNC said...

Wonderful story and great to re-kindle that old friedship. Judy C

Quiltdivajulie said...

Must be the week ... I got an e-mail that started "Is that YOU, Julie >>>>>[maiden name]>>>>>?!?!?!?!? It was from my h.s. best friend, who married shortly thereafter and moved to Montana. She found my blog while surfing the web and took a chance with that e-mail. Good things CAN happen!!!

Best of luck keeping up with your newly-found-again friend!

*karendianne. said...

Wow, that leaves me speechless. Just Wow!!!

Nane said...

Fun!

Janet said...

I'm sure you had a great time! And I guess there is a good reason to hang on to that land line and stay in the phone book!

Ann Marie said...

What a wonderful story!!!! I love happy reunions like this! Thanks for sharing.

AnnieO said...

Terrific fun! Glad she took the chance and made the call. My maiden name is unusual and my brother still has his # in the phone book so he gets calls occasionally--though we have never left this town!

Nancy said...

What a wonderful surprise......I love reconnecting with long lost pals. A couple of months ago, a friend I hadn't seen in years called and wanted to get together.It's funny how with some people, it feels like a day hasn't past since you last saw each other....

I hope you have a wonderful weekend....