Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Way We Were Wednesday - Gilda

I met Gilda the second winter my family wintered in Florida.  We were in high school together.  We have stayed in contact over the decades.  Gilda and her mother had moved to Florida from Connecticut.  Her mother worked in the factory for McDonnell Douglas, at the time assembling seats for airliners.  Her mother's family was from Quebec, they spoke French as a second language. Gilda's French was always better than mine.  We dated a little.  I think she sensed that both of us would be happier with someone else.  But we have remained friends.  We differ in our views on religion and politics, but agree that people should be kind to one another, judgement is not ours.  Maybe we believe this for different reasons, but does that matter? 

Her daughter is awesome.  She actively pursues happiness in her life, rejects the haters, loves herself and encourages others to love themselves, be kind to others, and be nice to cats.  Emily gives me hope for the future of our society.  

Tell us about an old school friend you have stayed in contact with. 

9 comments:

  1. Alas, I'm only in contact with two friends from school. Overtime, it just gets to be less contact. One is a old flame. I have stayed in contact with more coworkers who became friends over the years. I still talk to at least four to five people from each job I held.

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    1. Gilda is one of two that I have gone out of my way to see in 42 years

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  2. I have no friends from school; rotten bastards all.
    my blog friends are all I have to get me by.

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  3. An FB birthday alert popped up this morning for the only school personI know online. I chose to ignore it, as he ignored mine. I don't dislike him but he nor I have made a great attempt to engage.

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    1. A bunch of my high school classmates are on FB, but I am not close to most of them, some I read just to remind me how crazy they are.

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  4. I kept in touch with one friend who unfortunately grew more right-wing and racist as the years passed. Then her only daughter married a South Asian guy named Farouk or something. My old friend finally shut the fuck up with her racist BS, lol! Now she'll have brown grandchildren. Karma!

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    1. A couple of my high school classmates are criminal in the things they say and post on FB.

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  5. I keep in touch with an old school friend constantly! Balder Half and I married a year after graduating high school. We are now heading into our 45th year, if I don't strangle him before August :)
    Acquaintances from high school get in touch for reunions. Our 45th was a week ago. We didn't attend. I don't do Facebook, twitter, instagram or anything like that. People be mean and surly!

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