questionsdo you still keep in touch with people you…

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Nope. High school was 25 years ago. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go drink away the sudden realization that high school was 25 years ago.

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I don't use social media period.

I do, however, keep in touch with one person from our over 400 graduating class. My high school sweetheart, who has been my wife now for 33 years.

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I recently Googled the name of my best friend in High School, I had not talked to him in years. It turned out that he owned a web design business, so I emailed him. We have actually become friends again and talk frequently.

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My 2 best friends from middle school and I still live in the same area (now), get together at least monthly or more for drinks, and we talk by phone or email all the time. We've survived moves across the country, marriages, divorces, kids, etc. I'm fortunate to still have them in my life.

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Went to two different high schools. Keep in touch with the friends from the one I went to first.

I don't get to see them as much as I like. Schedules!

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I'm Facebook friends with a few people I went to high school with and actually chat/email with one girl who graduated a year ahead of me. I'd enjoy the chance to go visit her and her family. But, otherwise, no. I didn't get along all the great with a lot of the people I went to high school with when I was in high school. Twenty (yikes!) years hasn't changed that fact. Friends from college, that's a completly different story. I still keep in touch with and go visit a number of those people. I hope to continue to be friends with them for the rest of my life.

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Not really. A couple of people I would occasionally say something to when I was on Facebook, but there's no one from that time that I keep in touch with regularly.

I honestly dont even keep in touch with college friends, and I just graduated a year ago. Granted there weren't that many to begin with (my school was the complete wrong environment for me, but oh well), but so it goes.

I think a big part of it (at least with respect to potential) is my choice to not be on any social networking sites. There's hardly any people I keep in touch with regularly through calling or texting. Were I on FB, I'm sure there would be a few more people I'd keep in touch with.

I'm actually probably a bad example. I don't waste time on nostalgia, and I can never seem to keep consistent contact with a friend once I stop seeing them in person regularly. It's part drifting apart, part other stuff. I could definitely reach out some, but so could they.

People from my past really tend to just stay there.

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I attended over a dozen schools BEFORE high school, so settling down in one place for four years was very significant for me. Although I left town after graduation, I have reconnected with many classmates. We had a pretty large graduating class, and hold reunions every five years. Even though those held on years that are multiples of 10 are better attended, nearly half of the classmates show up for even the smaller reunions, including many who no longer live in the US. I set up a website several years ago for the class, and that helped to reunite many of us. Since then, Facebook has reached even more. Amazing when you consider that I graduated over 35 years ago when no one had even heard of the interwebs!

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Not a big fan of admitting this, but I have to say Thank You for Facebook.
I am in touch with people I really miss from both HS and College. It's nice seeing how we have all grown, what we have become and the accomplishments we have all had.

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Didn't like most of classmates when we were in school, so have no real desire to hang out with them now.

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There's a few folks I stayed friends with through the years. But, once I joined Facebook a few years ago, I got back in touch with a bunch more. Some I called on the phone to catch up with, but now mainly just do the Facebook thing with them.

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I'm Facebook friends with quite a few people from HS, but I haven't had a real conversation with most of them since graduation. My 10 year reunion is actually this year, and I'm debating about even going. That's probably one of the biggest changes with Facebook, why bother with the reunion when you're already "in the know" with most of the people you'd care to catch up with anyway?

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I still hang out with three people I went to highschool with. After college, everyone came right back to the area (Northern VA/DC) for the jobs. Easy to stay in touch.

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totally without facebook, i've stayed very close with 4 friends from my youth: 2 that I met in 5th grade, 1 from 6th grade and 1 from freshmen year of high school. we've stayed in touch through college, summerstock theatre, different cities, having babies, etc. we may not talk every week, but we're all always there for one another. facebook has caught me up with a few people that it's nice to see updates about, but i'm more of a tight-knit kinda gal, so there's noone i was thrilled to find again.

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Nope, I moved 3500 miles away from where I grew up, not because of them but because I don't like 6 months or more of winter. And I don't use Facebook at all.

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I do not speak with anyone that attended my high school. After my freshman year of college I had already lost contact or fallen out with anyone that went to my high school which is pretty funny considering I went to a local college. I have never joined Facebook because I do not feel it necessary to participate in the daily high school reunion....I am in contact with the people I would like to be I do not need a "social network" to find out or tell people I have no interaction with about events in our respective lives.

As for old friends I have kept in steady contact with a friend that in elementary school moved 1500 miles away for 4 years and then returned to the area (15-20 min away) to start high school and keep in phone contact with a friend from nursery and then elementary school who moved away in middle school 4 hours away.

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went to college with a lot of my friends from high school, but people change... I met new people, made new friends; high school friends are just acquaintances now. I haven't talked to most of them in forever. My best friend is still my best friend however, even though he lives about a thousand miles away.

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I've reconnected with a few old friends and even had coffee with them a very small handful of times.

But for the most part, "keeping in touch" means I publicly "Like" a photo of their cat.

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Like others above me stated, I don't use facebook. I have an account, but I only use it occasionally to see if there is something in my kid's/family's life that I might need to know but haven't been told yet. Back to the question, the only ones I keep in touch with are the ones currently living here. I don't go out of my way to contact any of the others.

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All I have to do is go to the local bar to see half of my graduating class (of 200). Small town problems.

Anyway, I never hung out with anyone much outside of school except for my cousins (due to family issues, a.k.a. I was embarrassed by them). Now that I'm older, I've gotten back in touch via facebook with about 7 of my friends from high school and throw a family game night about once a month. They bring the booze and their significant others, and my boyfriend and I supply the food and games.

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@woadwarrior: love your answer. you would have liked the look on the face of the girl that told me "they've been trying to find you to invite you to the 10 year class reunion" when i responded with "no one in that class ever liked me, nor i them. i don't drink at all, or like to hang out in bars. i have always been fiscally conservative. why would i pay to hang out in a bar around a bunch of people that use to treat me like poop?" (edited for this post).

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Thanks to FB, many of us have reconnected in the last year or so. We've done lunch a few times too. Kinda fun actually and I'm one that didn't enjoy high school.

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The ones I was close with, yes. The other ones not so much, they are on my facebook but we rarely speak... If I'm invited to a party from one of them I feel obligated to go but then I usually get over it. ;)

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I actually do keep in touch with several people I graduated highschool from, but at the same time I haven't really kept in touch with close friends I went to college with. It's weird how that worked out. Anyway, my two best friends from highschool at still my best friends.

My experience my be atypical though, I don't know. I graduated from a class of only 80 some people in a semi-rural area. I've also only been out of highschool for eight years, which isn't really that long of a time.