Haven't ever found anyone that I wanted to find on Facebook. However, in the last few months two people have found me!
The first is an old sailing buddy, Mike. He had a sailboat that he kept docked at Lakewood Yacht Club.
We would go out into the middle of Clear Lake, , anchor, and sing Jimmy Buffet songs at the top of our lungs while we were drinking Capt Morgan's spiced run, ginger ale and limes. We never dated but we sure had silly fun together. Mardi Gras in Galveston, nights dancing at Louie's Le Club on Clear Lake which was the hangout for our group. Mike was good friends with a man I was dating at the time.
A month or two ago I got a friend request on Facebook. I was thrilled. Mike had left the Bay Area, which the area south of Houston, on Galveston Bay is known as. Not the California Bay Area. Last I had heard he had moved to Fairhope, Alabama. Once or twice I asked people from Fairhope if they knew him and I think once I tried to find him on Facebook, but, no luck.
It was absolutely delightful to reconnect. To find out he is now married and living in snow country! He has had an amazing life in the intervening years. He called one day and we caught up on all the news! What fun.
Then just a couple of weeks ago I got a friend request from someone else that I lost touch with in the 90's as well. Someone I worked with on a charity. Imagine my shock when I found out that Bob is teaching in Leon at the University. He is teaching social entrepreneurship for a year.
Bob left and founded a magazine focusing on philanthropy. If I'm not mistaken, the publication was
in existence for twelve years. A very long time for a magazine.
It certainly was a surprise to reconnect. To hear about his life since we last saw each other in the 90's.
When Bob tried to connect with me on Facebook, he thought I was still in Houston. Can't you just imagine his surprise when he discovered I was an hour away? We had a good laugh about that.
Of course, if there is water, kids will come. And, this Sunday was no different. I had to turn around and take this photo, just for the fun of it.
I think I'm going to see if I can find some of those people I've been thinking about on Facebook, just for the heck of it.
Have you had this experience?