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Old 25.04.2017, 20:50
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Tracking down a friend from kindergarten

I got a phone call just now. I thought the number was my elder daughter's, so I just said "hello". A woman's voice at the other end asked nervously (in slow clear German) she could speak to the father of L (my younger daughter). I assumed this must be a colleague or teacher. I just said "that's me". "Oh," she says, "I'm a friend of L's from kindergarten..." I interrupted and asked if she wanted to speak to L. "Yes please".

Back in about 2004, my daughter L had been in kindergarten with this lady(F) and they were best of friends. When we moved house, they lost touch. F was telling her friends about her childhood, and she spoke so fondly of my daughter L, that they encouraged her to make contact.

Problem was - she didn't have an address, didn't know our surname, and didn't know which town we'd moved to it. She didn't even know that we are British. so, F went to the school, with a photo of L she'd kept, and they went through the school photo records until they found L.

The, armed with a surname!, she went to the local Gemeinde offices and asked if they could tell her were L moved to. They dug out the details and gave F the number.

And now my daughter and her old friend are going to meet up.

Not very important in the scheme of things, but it made me smile. And my daugher is grinning away.
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Old 25.04.2017, 21:27
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Oh, the lack of data protection!
Oh, delight of two friends re-united and grinning!
What determination of F to find L. She must really, really want to see her.
Thanks for sharing this lovely episode.
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Oh, the lack of data protection!
Oh, delight of two friends re-united and grinning!
What determination of F to find L. She must really, really want to see her.
Thanks for sharing this lovely episode.
Bring on the next chapter, who knows it could be a best seller.
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Old 25.04.2017, 23:13
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Bring on the next chapter, who knows it could be a best seller.
Or a horror film.

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Or a horror film.

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Yes, I'm hoping the whole thing is legit, and doesn't take some creepy turn...
NotAllThere, your daughter must be in her late teens, and I hope she's safe as she steps out to meet her newly re-found friend.
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Old 25.04.2017, 23:29
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Re: Tracking down a friend from kindergarten

My wife has come across a few childhood friends via FB, and I a few highschool and college ones, and not all are weirdos (though some clearly are , but they were then as well).

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Re: Tracking down a friend from kindergarten

..and there is always Friends Reunited.com or the Swiss equivalent www.stayfriends.ch
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Old 27.04.2017, 16:42
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My wife has come across a few childhood friends via FB, and I a few highschool and college ones, and not all are weirdos (though some clearly are , but they were then as well).

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If you don't come across any weirdo then perhaps....
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