At the urging of my friend, Tipper and another old friend, Sue J., I decided to check out Facebook. I'm not sure what the purpose of this site is other than connecting to each others whether it is old classmates or old friends trying to find each other. I am sorry to say that I spent far more time than I have to spend, trying to go through all the menus.
I can see how this could be addictive, just as the Blackberry has become addictive. BB has a Blackberry and it is on and with him at all waking hours. At first I scorned this little phone gadget that cost so much money, but heck, now I am asking him to let me check my e-mail when we are traveling. He set it up with both my email address and his email address so it is like a secretary for both of us. The only problem with it as far as I'm concerned, I cannot type on it. So I phone instead of returning emails when we are away from home.
While trying out this Facebook thing, I tried to think of someone from high school I might want to hear from again after all these years. Only one person came to mind. Claudia. We went to the same college and kept in touch for many years, but have not corresponded in fifteen years or more.
Lo and behold, I put in her maiden name and there she was in Portland Maine, the same place she had been when she sent the last Christmas card. And also on her list of "friends" was Jen, her daughter, now grown up with family, and I think her son was also among the list of friends attached to her name.
I'm sure there are some tips I should have known before I signed up for Facebook. Mainly that I should have used my maiden name if I wanted my past to catch up with me. I have mixed feelings about that. I'll go to Facebook now and see what is going on. I'm not sure what benefit I'll get from it, but I'm curious and like to see what is happening.