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    This is a hard one....a few months ago it would have been easy as I was looking for a very good friend of mine who sort of vanished for several years but has now been back and it's been nice to have him back around again.

    I guess my old roommate from college Pam, she was fun to live with and we got along so well, we just fell out of touch. My other roommate Pauline would be nice to get in touch with also, same thing, great person to live with but we fell out of touch, actually that one was my fault, she wrote me, I just didn't have my life in order to write back.

    My old boyfriend Jon may be interesting. Come to think of it my old boyfriend Don might be interesting also. Actually I can't say that, neither break up went great and I can't believe they want to see me. I'm more curious then anything.
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    I have a bittersweet story about a reunion I always wanted to have. My college boyfriend Scott was gorgeous and I adored him! Unfortunately, he decided that he wanted to pursue grad school and get his career established "partner-free". I was heartbroken, but eventually started dating another guy, Mark (who I eventually married!). After we got engaged Scott came around and said that he'd made a terrible mistake and wanted me back. It was too late. Now his heart was broken, he kind-of had a breakdown and stalked me for a while, ugly things were said on both sides, and we never saw each other again. I always wondered about him though and felt bad about hurting him.

    Seven years later, Mark is killed in a plane crash. In the following couple of years I think about looking Scott up, but don't.

    Then in 2000, I ran into Scott's brother and learn that he was dying of oral cancer, and that his shrew of a wife has thrown him out of the house because she "couldn't handle it" so he is living with his parents. I went to visit, we became great friends and resolved our past problems. The last six months of his life I helped his mom take care of him while he died the most gruesome, tortuous death you could imagine. My current husband and kids got close to him as well and totally supported me in practically living at Scott's house for 6 months. It was so, so sad, but at the same time rewarding to get "closure" and rediscover someone that I genuinely loved and who loved me. I've done lots of hospice work and feel that while it's hard, being with someone while they die is an honor.

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    Lori, and old girlfriend of mine from overseas. First girl I ever seriously considered marrying, but she moved back to the states before we got that far along.
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    MollyRose... What a sad story. It brought tears to my eyes. How wonderful for you to be able to mend the fences with your friend and be there for him when he needed someone the most. My mother died of cancer and in my experience there are not enough good words in the English language to describe hospice workers. They are truely angels. And what you said is true. I was with my mother when she passed and even though it was one of the hardest things I've ever had to experience, I couldn't imagine not being there for her.

    As for reuniting with someone (a living person that is) I guess it would be my best friend from high school. We kept in touch for a few years after school, but she married a man that I think was abusing her and when I confronted her about it, she blew up at me and wouldn't speak to me again, even though I tried and tried. It's been about 15 years now and I often think of her. I wonder if she thinks of me?

    To be reunited on a reality show?? No way, No how, Huh uh!! I make enough of a fool of myself in private... I don't need it broadcast over national television.
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    I would love to reunite with my gradeschool best friend, Tara. I was pretty shy in school and she took me on as her best friend and we had riots together. She got me involved in sports, talking to boys and just having a lot of fun I probably would not have had without her.
    She had so much drive and wanted to be successful, and I would love to see if her dreams have been fulfilled, I know I hope and pray that they are. Gosh, just thinking about it makes me feel oddly and at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MollyRose
    ......I've done lots of hospice work and feel that while it's hard, being with someone while they die is an honor.
    What a wonderful outlook on such a traumatic life experience. I know how much it means to someone to have a person they know there with them. My mother's hospice nurse saw my high school picture in my mother's bedroom and recognized me as her brother's best friend from school. I had been gone from my hometown for about 25 years but still talked with him and hung out when I went home. It made my mother feel special having her there. As my mom said "God sent her here for a reason." She said it was like a part of me was there when the nurse was.
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    I had to come back and read this thread again - everyone is so articulate and interesting....and while reading about the people we'd like to see again, do ya ever wonder if there's someone who'd like to see you again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.D.
    I had to come back and read this thread again - everyone is so articulate and interesting....and while reading about the people we'd like to see again, do ya ever wonder if there's someone who'd like to see you again?
    Good point. I've always wondered about that. I have a funny story about people I've wanted to reunite with too.

    You see, I wanted to reunite with a very close childhood friend of mine. We were extremely close, and then we just lost contact. It was hard for me, because she always made me laugh and we had some great times. I wondered if she was just going to become a fond memory.

    A few days into my summer theater program, I was sitting around talking to my friends when I saw someone through the window in the door. I opened the door and lo and behold -- there was my friend, sobbing, and her mother.

    I helped her out and introduced her around. A month or two later, she was in the swing of things. It was a truly fortunate reunion.
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    I would love to reunite with my best friend from junior high and high school. I won't say her name because some of the trauma that she went through then, but her name is the same as a famous author who is also a favorite of mine. The first time I saw a book in the library with the author's name I felt an electric spark go through me. I thought It couldn't be...; I looked at the author's picture and thought Maybe... , but according to the bio the author was from a different area of the country than me and my friend.

    Anyway, I was a total dummy about sex and such matters. I remember my friend telling me that her father took her to see Deep Throat and Beyond the Green Door for her 17th birthday. Even I knew those were pornographic movies. I said eewww to my friend, and in all seriousness she told me that her father loved her so much he wanted her to know all about sex from him rather than someone else. I was just majorly grossed out by this and felt very sad, but it didn't occur to me that a FATHER would do something sexual with his child (yes, I led a very sheltered life). I just thought to myself Man, I'm glad MY Father doesn't want to show me sex , or something like that.

    It didn't occur to me until a few years later what must've been going on. I'm so sorry that I wasn't more aware of the situation. I could've told someone instead of just thinking her father was a weirdo.

    Anyway, after high school she moved away. She kept in touch sporadically for a year or so. I remember that she got involved with an older, married man, which I couldn't understand, and we just kind of grew apart. Five or six years later I saw her mother, who told me that all three of her siblings had followed her to a distant state and were living together happily. Mom wouldn't give me her address. She said my friend had not been happy here and she was starting a new life for herself. Mom and Dad were divorced by then, and I by that time had figured the whole thing out. I guess seeing me would bring back bad memories. I've always looked for her to come back home someday to a high school reunion or something, but I guess she really was serious about cutting her home and her old memories away. I don't blame her, but even after all these years I miss her. I've tried looking her up on people search websites, but I don't know what I'd say to her if I did find her: "Gee, your old man sure was an [mod edit]."?
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    What a tragic story, Dinahann. I hope that she's found happiness in her new life. Maybe one day you'll see her again.
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