…To Facebook or not to Facebook?
I do not have a Facebook page, but Hubster does. There are many reasons why I don’t have a Facebook page, but I won’t dwell in the negative. Recently, several teachers at school joined Facebook and have told me about all the wonderful reconnections they have made.
Thirty-four years ago I made a decision to go away to college in another state…400 + miles from my childhood home in Boston, Massachusetts. I cannot live in “shoulda, woulda, coulda” land, but if you have read my blog you know I often write about my family and the place of my birth.
I have quite a happy life, family, friends, a career, etc, but I do often wonder about people from my past.
This past week several of my siblings came to town to visit. (That is a blog post in itself…still in the works.)
Three adult siblings with broad familial hips packed in the backseat of the Family Matriarch’s Toyota SUV.
My sister, Keary ( to the right in above photo) shared some photos from “I grew up in Jamaica Plain.” Of course, curiosity got the best of me and I logged onto Hubster’s Facebook and within seconds found a photo of my elementary school as well as a post from my first grade teacher. Naturally being
a lurker inquisitive I clicked onto her page. She was one of maybe two lay teachers at my Catholic school at the time. I couldn’t believe it, but she had many candid photos of my fellow classmates from my first grade class.
Exactly how I remember the chalkboard in my first grade classroom.
Sister Noreen’s* First Grade Class
My first love…tall boy in the back row.
Mrs. Buckland*…my teacher
Sean*: Neighborhood Buddy…
…when he wasn’t threatening to punch me in the face because we made him “be the father” that went off to work when we played house in my backyard. His sisters were wonderful playmates…he was less than cooperative toward our plans.
My former teacher has posted many more photos, but I don’t want to bore you with every 45 year old detail. Today all I can think about is what happened to these people…so I pose the question…
To Facebook or not to Facebook?
That is the question.
Day 176…4 days to go.
* names changed to protect the innocent