FOF longtime friend (I’ll call her Anita) recently heard from her high school boyfriend through Facebook. She hadn’t seen him in 40 years. When they were together, as teens, Anita became pregnant and had an abortion.
They met recently and reminisced into the wee hours of the morning. Anita learned her old high school flame was divorced and lived for many years in California with a male partner, who died recently. “He remembered things about my mother and father that I didn’t recall,” Anita told me. “He could even imitate my father. When I told him there was one thing I especially remembered about our time together, he told me what it was before the words left my mouth. It was eerie.”
Like it or not, the influence of Facebook is unequivocal.
PS Anita is married, has a successful career and is the mother of a fantastic and accomplished daughter.