We used to talk about babies and toddlers – nappies in the days before disposables ……. and all sorts of other things. Then over the years we talked on the phone about schools and exams and children growing up. After that it was all about going back to work. Thereafter it was snatched phone calls about weddings and relatives and wedding presents. Then it turned to looking forward to retirement: would it ever be possible? Would we enjoy it?

Today we had a telephone conversation about offspring, grandchildren, various ailments – but most of all about the pros and cons of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1  And I kept thinking how I changed to  a mac nearly 4 years ago.

Anyway, that is the story of a friendship lasting nearly 40 years. And of course I have left out more than I could ever include. Where did the years go?

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6 Responses to Friendship

  1. Mina says:

    The first computer I ever heard of was the first to be used in the insurance industry (approx. 1963). It was based in the entire basement of the Royal Insurance building in Liverpool – I was a mere minion in a small branch but we had to submit some sort of punched cards to be processed by this enormous beast. From there we have progressed to using this little laptop (Windows 8.1) (2013) and I still do not know how the things work. As you say – where have all the years gone and why have I not picked up some knowledge re computers.

  2. Ray Barnes says:

    Good question Freda, where indeed?
    If you ever find out let me know, and I’ll go and retrieve some of mine.

  3. LC says:

    Your skill is evident in your painting a vivid and concise word picture of your longstanding friendship. It is so much harder to write short than write long. And your post was just right.

  4. friko says:

    I wish I knew.
    They must have slipped by while I was busy elsewhere.

    But a friendship of 40 years is a good way to keep score.

  5. My how the time flies. One day, it hit me all of a sudden. Shocking, isn’t it? I am grateful for connections that go back 40 years or longer. As the old Girl Scout saying goes, “Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold.” Very important to keep up those contacts. Dianne

  6. freda says:

    Suddenly, this afternoon, as I listen to Classic FM and think of bloggers all over the world, the world seems a magical place. Such a change from all the terrible realities. The key is to learn balance and somehow the passing of the years hopefully helps us so to do.

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