WELCOME TO BABY BOOMER MEMOS
AGING BABY BOOMERS REVIVE OLD FRIENDSHIPS
The search for quality friendships has Baby Boomers reaching back in time, hoping to rekindle a few long-lost relationships.
In the past, boomers relied on school and hometown reunions to get together with childhood chums. Despite promises to keep in touch, we often lost contact - until the next reunion.
Nowadays, most boomers have embraced 21st century technology and, whenever we're in the mood, use the Internet to reunite with former pals. Of course, the results of online reunions vary.
Usually, aside from sharing jokes and photos with bygone friends, online reunions consist of sporadic check-ins to 'say hello' or occasional 'catch-up' chats. Sometimes, though, boomers get lucky and seamlessly re-establish close ties with at least one old friend.
It's wonderful when the years apart melt away as we pick up where a friendship left off, decades ago. If we're extremely lucky, we live near enough to each other for frequent in-person contact.
Be prepared: Some former pals may not be receptive to friendship overtures. It is a waste of precious time and energy to take rebuffs personally. It's best for Baby Boomers to move forward to the next names on our lists.
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