|Charity 3-Legged Race, 1987|
|Kirkham Club Day, 1987|
I moved away from home at the age of 18 and also found a flat in Blackpool... 2 doors up from Vikki! What a coincidence - don't you think that sometimes, things are meant to be? I also became pregnant but moved again (to a different town) and had my baby. There wasn't really anyone else who I had anything in common with, so I drifted away from my childhood friendships and forged new ones with new people in a new town with a new husband and a new baby.
Over the years, I kept in touch and lost touch with Vikki in equal measures. We always seem to find each other at the time when we need each other the most. I phoned her once and discovered that she'd recently lost her baby so made arrangements to visit. I was at the florist in the village where I'd grown up, choosing flowers for my mum's funeral... I turned round and who should be there? Yes, it was Vikki!
Over the past year or so, I've managed to regain contact with a number of old school friends through the wonder of Facebook, mainly due to the fact that someone posted this picture of "The Class Of '88"
|Class of '88, St Bede's RC High School, Lytham, Lancashire|
It was 21 years (*gulp*) since we'd left school and it was time for a reunion. Sadly, I couldn't make it, but looking at the pictures of those that did made me realise that some friendships are for life, no matter how long you have been out of touch.
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