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I Found my Old Sweetheart on Facebook

Updated on April 4, 2016

Hanging out on Lake Minnetonka

Hanging Out with the Bloomington Boys at my Childhood Home on Lake Minnetonka
Hanging Out with the Bloomington Boys at my Childhood Home on Lake Minnetonka | Source

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Facebook Reunites Old Friends

I feel like a giddy young girl now that I'm back in touch with an old flame and the rest of the Bloomington boys. I have to thank face book for the re-connection. I'm personally not on face book, but luckily, Tom found us through my sister Laura, who is.

I met Tom and the rest of his buddies back in I eighth grade. It all started when my sister Laura and our buddy Lynn, went to a Kick's soccer game one weekend. They went with Lynn's parents, so meeting and hanging out with these new friends was a safe and comfortable way to meet. They hit it off so well with these guys that they invited them out to our home on Lake Minnetonka-and the rest as they say, is history.




Let Me Introduce You

There were four guys that made up the 'Bloomington Boys'. Randy-a risk-taker and handsome boy who was a huge flirt. Ron- a kind and good looking redhead who was very grounded for his age. Poor guy ended up doing all the driving because the rest of us were too young to have a drivers license. Tom- super cute and totally my type. He was the one who stole my heart. He was sweet, a little shy, and a perfect gentleman. Last but not least, there was Mike, Tom's older brother. He was also quiet and not rowdy like many of us in the group.

Minnetonka Girls Meet Bloomington Boys

The boys hailed from Bloomington, Minnesota which was about 25-30 minutes from our house. We nicknamed them 'B Squared' for 'Bloomington Boys'. They nicknamed us the 'Minnetonka Girls'. From the moment we met, we felt an instant connection and spent most weekends together.

Coupling Up

As young people do, we all coupled up with someone in the group. I was dating Tom, Lynn was dating Mike, and my sister Laura, well- she had a crush on Randy and Ron but never officially dated either of them. She had a blast flirting with both guys.

Drifting Apart but Reconnecting because of Face Book

The Bloomington Boys and Minnetonka Girls drifted apart over the years. It's a blessing were back in touch because of Tom finding us on face book. It feels great having the gang back in contact.

Tom and I have been connecting through email while Laura and Tom keep in touch on Face Book. It's amazing how much there is to talk about after so many years of disconnection. I feel like there was a missing piece of a puzzle in my life which has now been put back. There is something so sacred about a relationship that's forged at a young age. We'll always have great memories from the old days, hanging out on the lake with our Bloomington Boys.

The Bloomington Boys are Happily Married with Children

It pleases me to say that all our guys are happily married with children. Three out of four of them still live in Minnesota. Tom and his wife moved to Arizona thirteen years ago for job opportunities. It feels good to know that their all happy, healthy and doing well.

The Bloomington Boys will always have a huge place in my heart. I am so grateful we met these nice guys at such a critical age. Looking back, I can see how good we were for each other. Although we haven't seen them in person for many years, this special friendship will always hold a special place in my heart.


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Sunset on Lake Minnetonka
Sunset on Lake Minnetonka | Source

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Why thank you GarnetBird, so sweet of you to say that:) It's been really special connecting with these guys again. The computer age has really helped reconnect so many people.

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    Gloria Siess 6 years ago from Wrightwood, California

    This would make a nice script or book.

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    That's sad that one person who isn't fun to reconnect with is your ex. You'd think one would grow up and get over himself. So his loss teamrn:)

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    teamrn 6 years ago from Chicago

    I've had a WONDERFUL time reconnecting with everyone from high school who knew me and loved me-awkward or not (then again,, they were, too)! This ix except for my high school flame who seems to think he's better than the rest of us; it's his loss, but still...

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    pmccray-Thanks for voting up and beautiful for my story. There is nothing like reconnecting with old friends and making you feel so loved and important.

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Ez Kay-I hope you find your true friends. Keep on trying and I know you'll find them. I am so glad I found mine.

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    pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

    What a great tribute to friendship. This is one of the positives of our techno age. Voted up and marked beautiful.

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    Ez Kay 6 years ago

    Lucky you to have found your friends , me i have not be able to locate the true friends am looking for ,i mean the useful ones.

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Hi Granny's House-Isn't it great to reconnect with old buds. It makes you go back in time and rehash the good times that took place. I have a new skip in my step. :)

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Aww, that is so sweet of you to say this Debarshi. The fact that you took the time to share your impression of me says a lot about you. You are "special" and special people like you are few.

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Thanks Mulberry-It's been so nice touching base with them again.

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Hi b.Malin-Yikes, never really thought about the growing old together thing but I guess we will.

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Hi Aris-So you reconnected with an old flame too-This is great hearing how so many of us have because of facebook and computers.

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Hi Spotlight-How awesome that your connecting with your cousins. It is great that this computer age is reconnecting people. I think back in time and the only way to reconnect before internet was bumping into someone.

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Hi Loves to Read-Glad you reconnected with an old flame too. Doesn't it just make you feel young again. I remember all the feelings I had. It was such a magical time in life. Oh, to be that young again.

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    Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

    Great story. I have found a few old friends and they have found me too on FB. It is great hearing from old friends

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    Debarshi Dutta 6 years ago from Calcutta

    I am happy to hear of your fortunate reconnection with the power supply of fond memories of Mr. TOM thru Facebook...well Memories are sacred.and reality is a welcome event sometimes.

    I am really glad to read about something that you wrote: It says a lot about how you see things and remember them...and not everyone is really alive and in the same place where you left them when you last saw them after all these years: ( I know how!!)

    Tom and I have been emailing back and forth since we re-connected. It's amazing how much there is to talk about after so many years of disconnection. I feel like there was a missing piece of a puzzle in my life which has now been found. There is something so sacred about a relationship you have when you are so young. We share such great memories of a time, long passed.''

    This kind of statement is true for really special people ...and really special people are extremely few, who remain special as they do remember you as you remember them.

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    mulberry1 6 years ago

    It's always nice to reconnect with old friends, glad you had this chance.

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    b. Malin 6 years ago

    Wonderful Story, Minnetonka Twin with another new beginning...Seeing all of you grow "Old" ouch together through e-mail etc.

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    Aris Budianto 6 years ago from Lying along the equator Country

    I know how you feel, I am glad, you can reconnect with your old flame, me too.

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    Jennifer Pena 6 years ago from California

    Hello Minnetonka twin I absolutely loved reading your hub and how wonderful that you reconnected with your old friends it's always good to have friends and talk to them see what's up im glad for you that this happened and that's why I like facebook because it's one of the things that helps you do like me with my cousins in Mexico I haven't seen them since I was small and now im 19 and I finally get to message them on facebook and see how they have been doing.

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    Loves To Read 6 years ago

    MT i know exactly what you mean. I was reconnected with an old flame after 35 years and it just took us back in time to another place. We of course have grown up and have families much the same age. It was a time when we were all young and noticing that there was an opposite sex. Those were very innocent years to be treasured.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Love and hugs

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Neeleshkulkarni-Love that your telling some of your stories of ole. So she's still pretty huh? Very cool! I do know what you mean about the past. I think we always build up the past but that's what makes it so fun and charming.

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Thanks Prasetio-It has been such a great blessing to be reconnected with my boys. Life is good over here:)

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Thanks marellen-I know, this computer age can be really beneficial for reconnecting old friends.

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Thanks Sunny-Nothing like old friends to make your day/year:)

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    ya, they were great times with our Bloomington Boys. It feels so good to know they are all doing well.

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    neeleshkulkarni 6 years ago from new delhi

    i found an old flame on facebook too and it was amazing.however found that after a few exciting dizzzying moments one realsied that life ahd moved on and what IS was the truth and the rest just a rerun of an old movie.but yes it felt nice and errrr she was justa s pretty at 53 as she was when we parted at 19

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    prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

    Nice story from you and old memories never be forgotten. I am glad read this. Thanks for writing this and share with us. Rated up! Cheers...

    Prasetio

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    marellen 6 years ago

    Facebook is great for reconnecting with friends and family. Great and heartfelt hub.

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    sunny5555 6 years ago

    How nice an old friend, great hub.

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    Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

    It's wonderful to connect with old friends. It sounds like you had a grand time.

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Hi Kashmir-reconnecting with these guys has done so much for my spirit. I feel young again and refreshed by this. So glad he found me and now we're all reconnecting again. It was a snowball effect.

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Thoughtforce-Isn't it funny how we don't really change that much through the years. I mean, the basics about us. Our ideosynchrasies, movements, body language, etc...

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Catgypsy-Thanks for reading my story. It is really sweet that Tom found my sister and when he found out I wasn't on facebook he was determined to get my email address. After all these years, it feels really good to know an old flame looked me up. Good for the ego and good for the soul. He was always a really nice guy, cute too. LOL

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Happyboomernurse-I was so lucky and blessed to live on the lake. What memories we all have hanging out at the water all summer. The bloomington boys lived in the heart of the city, so for them, coming out to the lake was a huge deal. It was great watching them enjoy themselves so much.

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Will-You had me laughing at that remark. Go lookem up:)

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Hi Gus-It sure made my year reconnecting. It's really lifted my spirits because it's such a sacred thing to talk to people you hung out with so long ago.

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    mckbirds-I'm so glad you enjoyed my story about reconnecting with old friends. It is amazing how technology is bringing us closer to people that we may have been out of touch with.

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Hi Truckstop Sally-There are some really great things about modern technology and this is one of them. Hope your having a relaxing Sunday.

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Hi Fiddleman-Ya, it's like noone knows you quite like the people you grow up with. You have such a deep love for them, warts and all:)

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    So glad you've reconnected with old friends too. Isn't it great? I think in this new age of technology, it's easier to find people from our past.

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Thanks Susan. It has been a blast reconnecting. Hope your having a good Sunday:)

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Thanks Paradise:) Yes, we were really blessed to meet such nice boys at that critical age. It's so great to be connected again.

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Hi Sunnie Day-It has been so wonderful. Thanks:)

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    Thomas Silvia 6 years ago from Massachusetts

    Hi Minnetonka Twin, wonderful hub, it is always nice when you can find old friends again !

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    Christina Lornemark 6 years ago from Sweden

    How wonderful that he found you, it is so special with old friends like that. I found an old friend after moving to our present house when I discovered that a boy I knew in my teens lives in the same street as me. He is just like he was then, kind and funny! Tina

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    catgypsy 6 years ago from the South

    How great! There is something about old friends because we have history with them. Glad he found you.

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    Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

    Love the photos. Looks like a great place to live, especially in summer, and it's so nice you've reconnected with old friends/flame. Thanks for sharing.

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    WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

    My old friends are just that...old!

    I can't figure out what happened to them! :-)

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    Gustave Kilthau 6 years ago from USA

    Howdy MT - Very nice. It is obviously a wonderful thing to re-connect with old buddies.

    Gus :-)))

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    mckbirdbks 6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

    What a great story. A reconnection with your old runn’n around buddies. Very nice of you to share this uplifting experience.

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    Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

    Loved your story. Technology does have a way of bringing us all just a little bit closer.

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    Robert Elias Ballard 6 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

    It is always great to see old friends.Sharing the memories and the paths our lives have taken us.

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    breakfastpop 6 years ago

    I recently connected with some old friends too and there is nothing like it.

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    Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Wonderful story. It is so nice to find people from your past that mean so much to you.

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    Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

    Terrific story--I'm very glad everyone is doing well, and has beautiful families. These sound like really good guys to know in your blooming years.

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    Sunnie Day 6 years ago

    How wonderful to reconnect with old friends..such a blessing.

    Sunnie

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Thanks Pooh-It's been such a blessing. Nice to re-live the good old days.

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    Poohgranma 6 years ago from On the edge

    I'm so very happy for you!!!