It’s a thrill to know that someone from over 30 years ago was thinking of me today, remembering me, speaking about me fondly.
I got a message from one of my Facebook friends. She is the daughter of my very first boss!
Tino, my boss who I haven’t been in touch with in almost 30 years, had some blinds installed in their home today. As he and his wife talked to the young man who installed the blinds, he discovered that Tino was the co-owner of Howard’s Drugs in Livonia, MI.
That was the connecting fuse. Paul ( a young man I dated briefly) knew me when I worked at Howard’s.
What’s very cool is, now I am going to be in touch with the very first boss I ever had!
For years, after leaving Howard’s to go out and explore new horizons, I would always pop in every few months and just stay in touch.
Tino and Dennis (the Pharmacists and Co-Owners) were such a formidable part of my growing up. I started working there when I was 17. I worked my way up as a cashier of the tobacco and candy counter to the pharmacy where I worked for 6 years. I learned a lot about life there in that pharmacy!
After several years of popping in and catching up though, they sold the store and there was something so sad and empty inside me–that I couldn’t go and see people that were once a part of my life, really a part of my growing up! Home base.
Sometimes I feel that way about all of my past relationships.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just “catch up” with everyone we ever knew and loved? Well, maybe not everyone!
Facebook has added a depth and richness to my life, we really are fortunate to live in this time–this would never have been relayed to me without my Facebook friend connection!
In his email reply, hearing from me after all these years Tino said, “I tell you I got just as excited as your old friend Paul– when he came running back in the house and said, “I was in love with Tara” and I said, “we all loved Tara.” We both enjoyed the moment!
Think about it. Life is long. We touch lots of lives and go through many stages and take all kinds of paths. To hear that someone from all those years ago is remembering you, talking about you, wondering about you — makes you…transcendent!
Can’t think of any other word to describe it.
There’s just something so sweet about that. Even though people are gone from our lives, they are still part of our lives and we are still part of theirs. Our soul is our home.
I’m not sure if it’s just that I’m a very reflective person or if it happens to everyone, but so many people pop into my conscious thoughts and memories. Mostly just flashes, but it’s enough of a flash to be a thrill.
Yes, I do believe I’m living my heaven on earth when I have those flashes–all the best characters of my life visit me everyday. Thank you!