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February 22nd, 2004
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Olive branch broken...
Over a decade ago, I lost some friends (let's call them A & T)...it's a long, complicated story, but in a trivial analysis it comes down to the classical "splitting up the friends in the divorce."

Well, I was thinking about them today, and decided to hit the old Google and see if I could track them down. I found a likely lead on Google...and I think I found A's parents' number in the phone book...

Do I call the parents and go, "Hi..the last I knew, your daughter and T hated me, but maybe she and T are ready to reconcile, can you put them in touch with me?" Sigh.

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From:chelona
Date:February 22nd, 2004 07:25 pm (UTC)
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Sure! If you guys agree to have dinner with us next time you are in town. :)
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From:happypete
Date:February 23rd, 2004 11:34 am (UTC)

What...

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...are you talking about?

I don't understand what your "Sure!" is in response to...
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From:chelona
Date:February 23rd, 2004 11:37 am (UTC)

Re: What...

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You said:
Do I call the parents and go, "Hi..the last I knew, your daughter and T hated me, but maybe she and T are ready to reconcile, can you put them in touch with me?" Sigh.

My answer was Sure you should! Attempting to reconcile is always a good thing. And as a related note, you guys should agree to have dinner with us! :) (ie another attempt by me to reconcile, relating humorously to your attempts in this post.)
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Date:February 22nd, 2004 10:47 pm (UTC)
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From:happypete
Date:February 23rd, 2004 08:49 am (UTC)

Re: Hey!

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Yeah...but I think it fair to say that T and I were more than just fraternity brothers before the stuff with Scotti went to hell...

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From:puzzledance
Date:February 22nd, 2004 10:55 pm (UTC)
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Unless you know the parents well, and think they would be aware of the situation, I would leave out the part about A and T possibly hating you -- no reason to put them in the middle if they don't need to be. You should say something more like, "Hello, Mr./Mrs. [their last name]. I'm an old friend of A and T from [however you know them], but we've lost touch over the years. I'd really like renew my friendship with them. Would you please pass my contact information on to them?"
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From:eeedge
Date:February 23rd, 2004 05:02 am (UTC)
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I had a person that I thought was a very close friend in Illinois. He went through some rough stuff and cut off all contact with everyone he knew, which really hurt me, and I'm guessing himself, too.

Sometimes people just want to forget about people who remind them of bad times. I would just leave it alone.
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From:happypete
Date:February 23rd, 2004 11:36 am (UTC)

This is true...

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I guess thank goodness you and I are alike in that we prefer to focus on the good things in our mutual past...
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From:lpotter70
Date:February 23rd, 2004 05:04 am (UTC)
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I wouldn't exactly say THAT, but yeah, sure, get in touch with them.
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Date:February 23rd, 2004 07:03 pm (UTC)
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From:happypete
Date:February 23rd, 2004 07:11 pm (UTC)

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Yep...I screened it, because you're using their names. It's there, but "not there." ;)

Gonna have to do it to this comment, too. Don't be offended--just trying to respect their privacy.
From:manatee_x
Date:February 23rd, 2004 08:20 pm (UTC)

aahhhhh, okay

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a little back story here...

I just went to New Orleans for some Mardi Gras goodness. Or badness, depending on your moral compass. So I got back Sunday night, checked email, and responded. I was in sort of a haze of lack of sleep and *ahem* other things. So, when the post wasn't there today, it confused me. ;)

If you ever need to do this again, please make a note of it or something. My grip on reality is only so strong here....;)

-Chris
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From:happypete
Date:February 24th, 2004 04:15 am (UTC)

solly...

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got a bit distracted...you know, it happ...oooooh...shiny.....
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