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Old Friendships

August 18th, 2009

I spent this weekend in Cincinnati, OH with a few of my girlfriends from college. We had a great time staying up late, chatting about everything we’re doing now and things we did then.
Cincinnati_Sign
We enjoyed eating all the food that’s specific to the great city of Cincinnati like Skyline Chili and Graeter’s Ice Cream.
Skyline_chili
Graeters_Ice_cream_cone
We visited the campus of our alma mater and got the see the excited new freshman moving in (which is what we were doing 15 years ago). On Saturday night, we went downtown to watch a movie at Fountain Square and enjoy the city life like we did in college.
people_at_fountain_square
PNC_bank_building
We even took a carriage ride around the city that night (because of the economy they’re the same price they were when we were in college 15 years ago).
Carriage_Ride
We all live in different places now, with families, kids, husbands and dogs keeping busy with our individual lives. It’s always good to drop all of that for a weekend and get together to remember the fun times we had back when we were young and in college without a care in the world (or a cent to our names).

Do you ever get together with old friends?

15 Comments to “Old Friendships”
  1. Autumnbelle on August 18, 2009 at 5:25 am

    I perfectly agree with you about making time for a get together with old friends. It certainly brings back all the beautiful memories of our youth and it is always great to be able to laugh and giggle again. Beautiful photos.
    .-= Autumnbelle´s last blog ..Meme Award For Me =-.

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  2. Paul Zollinger on August 18, 2009 at 6:08 am

    No matter what, the photos are always delightful. Whenever there is a picture of Suzie’s hands, they always remind me of Wendy and her girls. And whenever I think of the crazy little redheads I smile…so thanks for the smile.

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  3. Mrs. Finch on August 18, 2009 at 7:31 am

    Mr. Finch has his college friends over about once a week for games. Most of them still live in the area and keep in regular contact. My friends have all gone to the corners of the world – some almost as far away as one can get from here! We keep in touch as best we can. Most of my closest friends are from after college – and we see each other about once a month at the LEGO meetings. :)
    .-= Mrs. Finch´s last blog ..Our other sunflower =-.

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  4. Sherri on August 18, 2009 at 7:47 am

    Not nearly as often as we should! I have my 15 year HS reunion this year. My how time flies!
    .-= Sherri´s last blog ..first sale!!! (and a small giveaway) =-.

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  5. KitsapFG on August 18, 2009 at 8:41 am

    My two best friends and I manage to sneak away for a weekend together about once a year and we always have a really wonderful time. Laughing until your side aches, catching up on what is happening in our lives and with our families, and having permission to not be on duty as mom / wife / CFO for just a few days is priceless.

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  6. Liz on August 18, 2009 at 9:43 am

    I agree that it is important to keep in contact with old friends…

    Some I do still contact and see on occasions – I would like to see them more often. But it’s easy when working to forget about because you’re too tired/busy and so on.

    My oldest friendship has to be with someone I’ve pretty much grown up with, and is like a brother. We’ve known each other since we were 4, so it’s over 20 years we’ve pretty much been best friends. Even though I don’t get to see him as often as I would like, because we’ve known each other so long it’s like we just ‘know’.
    .-= Liz´s last blog ..Sunday Safari =-.

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  7. warren on August 18, 2009 at 9:46 am

    I attended my 19th class reunion this weekend…it was absolutely a great time! Half of us didn’t recognize each other…even those of us who were pretty good pals…but it was a bit like we never went our separate ways…it was a great time!
    .-= warren´s last blog ..Tionesta Indian Festival 2009 =-.

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  8. 1916home.net on August 18, 2009 at 9:53 am

    My moms side of the family is from that area… Dayton to be exact (and then on to Fairborn during the great depression). Even though I was born here in California, mom ingrained in me the love for the Cincinnati Reds.Go Reds! I havent been back there for a number of years, but definitely want to check out the new baseball stadium.

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  9. Carol on August 18, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I never have quite embraced Skyline Chili, but I can get behind the Graeter’s sentiment. Especially around Christmastime when they have the peppermint. Mmmmm.

    I visited my alma mater a couple of years ago, and I had a great time stomping around all my old favorites.

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  10. the inadvertent farmer on August 18, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Sad to say I don’t do it nearly often enough…I do see my new friends often, soon they will be old friends and then I can say yes! kim
    .-= the inadvertent farmer´s last blog ..Lamb to the Slaughter…First Haircut! =-.

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  11. Pampered Mom on August 18, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Skyline Chili has got to be one of my husband’s favorite meals. I can’t eat it, though, as it gives me the worst stomach/intestinal issues *ever*. I’ve come up with a dish very reminiscent of the original, though which seems to fit the bill for him. I know if I showed him this post it would bring back memories for him!
    .-= Pampered Mom´s last blog ..Garden Harvest Update (as of 8/18/09) =-.

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  12. deedee on August 18, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    we’ve got a skyline here… buy oh, how i miss graeter’s :) awesome pics, as usual! i wonder what would happen if there was a “freedom” reunion?!

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    • Susy on August 18, 2009 at 11:05 pm

      That would be too funny I think!

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  13. Kelly on August 19, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Man….I am SO sad things did not work out for me to be there, although I am glad I was here for Charlie (poor guy) The pictures of Skyline made me so hungry – yes, I think I could even eat it right now at 9 in the morning ;)
    .-= Kelly´s last blog .. =-.

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  14. Sybil Law on August 21, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    I am really curious – what part of Cincinnati did you stay? I am from Cincinnati (actually, I still live here), and a friend of mine shared some pictures of Skyline that turned out to be yours…
    Sorry. I am tired and that was possibly the worst sentence I’ve ever uttered! :)
    Anyway, I’ve enjoyed the pictures and I’m glad you had fun In Cincinnati while you were here!
    .-= Sybil Law´s last blog ..Rant =-.

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