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Monday, July 7, 2014

women speak: your childhood BFF



Do you remember your BFF from childhood? 

What was it that made you like her so much? 

Do you still have contact with her?

Girlfriends are such an important part of our lives. From the time we are little girls we form special friendships. We giggle and laugh together. We share secrets. We cry together. We play together. We talk on the phone for hours.


We know that there is one person who has our back.

When I moved to a beautiful small town in Canada at the age of nine I found a BFF as soon as I started the school year. 

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Her name was Linda and we were inseparable. She was there when I learned to ice skate. She was there to hear about my first kiss. She schemed with me and kept my secrets. When I went off to boarding school in high school she was waiting for me during the holidays. Then my family moved to Virginia the year I started college and she went off to college herself. We lost track of each other. Our lives took different paths.

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I don't know if anyone had more of a profound effect on me than Linda did. It was a friendship that forged the way for other friendships in my life. Yes, I have had other best friends over the years. Three of them have passed away. They were taken much too young. So, although I am not really sure how to get in touch with Linda I wish I could thank her for being my best friend. She sure helped this little southern American girl find her way in Canada. 

Do you remember your best friend from Childhood. What do you remember most about her and do you still have contact?

Let's talk.

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14 comments:

  1. Laura,
    This is so sweet about Linda your bff. I hope you can someday find her and connect again. With media like Facebook and blogs I bet it would not be too hard to find her. Hope you do. It brings back such great memories ot remember our childhood bff's. Good times and memories.
    Kris

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    1. Unfortunately she has apparently rejected any attempts to contact her by people from her childhood. I do know that she became very successful and I am happy for her. I hope that she remembers me with as much fondness as I remember her. :)

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  2. My sista was my 1st bff and she will always be! Have a wonderful week, sweet Laura!

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  3. I had 2 BFF's - one at school and one who lived in my neighborhood. They have been my lifelong friends and even tho we all live in different states, we still talk weekly thru FB or on the phone.

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    1. How great that you are still in touch, Kim. I bet they know you better than just about anyone. :)

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  4. My college BFF ~ still going strong after all these years and still finishing each other's sentences. You were thoughtful to let me honor her here through Women Speak.

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    1. You are so fortunate to still have your college BFF, Lynn. My two BFFs from College have both passed away. Glad you could honor her. :)

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  5. I had two BFFs when I was a young girl. We were the same age. We were almost like sisters and shared lots of things together including getting scold by our parents who were friends as well.
    Unfortunately one dies when we were 12. The remaining one and I kept in touch till we reached 22. Then it was over.

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    1. So sorry to hear that you have lost both of your BFFs from childhood. I hope you still have some good memories.

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  6. Her name was Valerie. When I was about 12 we moved and she lived a wee bit down across the street. No, I haven't kept up with her.
    Brenda

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    1. I always find it interesting how some people keep up with their childhood friends, while others just let them go.

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  7. I had two BFF's in school. One from elementary school and one from high school. After college (and we all went to different schools) I lost touch with both of them. I moved so much and I lived abroad for several years and it's hard to keep up. But a few years back I located both Kathy and Chris (thank you internet) and we quickly caught up with each other and it has been such a blessing. Real, true longterm friendship is one of the dearest things in life. We all have suffered through big losses in the past few months. First my Mom, then Kathy's little sister who had been suffering from very early onset Alzheimer's (yes, younger people get it too) and then Chris' Dad. We helped each other through the dark days. I feel so very blessed to have them back in my life. Contact me Laura and I will give you some tips on finding your friend. It seems that the friends we make in our youth have the biggest and most endearing effect on our lives.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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    1. What a wonderful story of friendship. Susan. I am so happy that the three of you have been there for each other through your recent losses. I actually do know where she is, Alberta Canada, but my understanding is that she has cut off everyone from her childhood and doesn't respond to correspondence from them. She didn't even return for her father's funeral.Not sure why. Maybe I will try to find her address and write her a letter. :)

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