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Military Families. Best Friends. And Time.
Published on Friday, June 8, 2012 by

My first best friend was Therese Stone.  She lived across the street from me in San Diego, CA.  I have not seen her since the end of second grade.

The military brings so many people together and then separates them by years and miles.

When we pulled away from 6620 Oakridge Road headed completely across country, no one could have imagined that one day Therese and I would be friends again.  On something called Facebook.

San Diego Tumbleweeds

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  • So glad you connected again on Facebook.  I connected with one of my close friends from school again on FB. We haven’t seen each other since her wedding soon after high school.  We have lots of best friends as we grow up, which is the same but different from those lifelong friendships.

    Love the pet tumbleweed – the only pet that might accidentally blow away. 😉

  • Ron

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! this post, Katherine!

    OMG…the photo and captions are beyond PRECIOUS!

    “I promised to marry both of them. I didn’t marry either of them.

    Bwhahahahahahhahahaha! You GO, girl!

    Even though I’m no longer on Facebook, isn’t it a great place to reconnect with people who we’ve lost contact with over the years?

    Have an awesome weekend, my friend!


  • You win the cute picture award, hands down.  I’ve never seen (or imagined) a kid ‘walking’ a tumbleweed down the block.  It must have been hilarious.

  • That’s a wonderful photo!  And you’re pointing out something that is really amazing.  Connecting on FB wasn’t even a dream at that point.  But keep in mind, having a computer in every home wasn’t either!

  • I love how Facebook brought  Therese back into your life!!

  • You know I hadn’t thought of Facebook as a means of re-connecting with friends. But it’s so obvious isn’t it. Congratulations on hooking up with your friend.

  • Oh, how I wish I could get in touch with some of my friends from the past. I’ve searched Facebook, but any female would have most probably changed their name, so it’s impossible.
    I’m thrilled for you that you managed to.

    I’ve never seen a tumbleweed, but I bet I would have found something to do with them too 🙂

  • I love that picture, Katherine! Look at your cute little self! And what a tease, stringing those two fine young men along like that 🙂

    I’m always amazed at the people who find me on FB. I’m often amazed that they even remember me, let alone made an attempt to find me!

  • MalisaHargrove

    The miracle of FaceBook! Isn’t it amazing? Love, love, love your  photo! Never heard of ice plant. You can write on the sidewalk with it?  I’m curious.

  • Wendy

    Yah for FB! Loved the tumbleweeds pets, way too funny. 

  • Therese

    Love this!  Can you believe my parents still live across the street?!  Every time I visit them, I think of you and now I will think of this photo.  I can’t believe that we cannot find Mike and Shawn!  I think it is more impressive that we used to write real letters and put them in the mail to each other!  I need to look around and try to find one!  I bet I still have one or two somewhere with some of my childhood things.  

    We really need to find a way to connect in person sometime…it would be great for our girls to get to know each other!  The redhead legacy continues…

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