Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Re-Unions

Last August I wrote this post. This week I received a letter to my Flickr address, from the girl in the story. We have not seen or heard from her for 30 odd years because her family moved back to Canada. She didn't even find me via that blog post. She found me (thinking I was my sister) through my photos. I think. I haven't got to the bottom of the sleuthing. But far out, man!!! From Prince Edward Island to my childhood photos of Canberra. She and Bronnie have each other's email addresses now and some catching up to do. And she left me a comment on that blogpost, apparently I did remember it all correctly!

And while we're talking get-togethers, the band I used to work for are having their 10 year reunion gigs. It's quite a big deal. They're playing 5 shows in Melbourne, all but one of which are sold out. Fixit and I are going on Saturday night. I'm so excited. For some reason though, I got stupidly nervous when I rang Mick up to ask for our names to go on the door, as if he might knock me back. Left an entirely pathetic message full of would it be allrights and if it's okay with you. I should get a grip. I was with the band. He left me the nicest message in return. Come Saturday, I'll be with the band again. Rock on.

20 comments:

  1. Rock on sister!!!! Hope the cat has recovered ....

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  2. You were with the band? Man, I think you're perhaps a little too cool for me to hang out with.

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  3. WPA - Fantastic. I want to be with the band!!
    P.S. PE Island is the only place I must visit before I die - can't believe you know a real life person who lives there! Almost cooler than WPA.

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  4. What Fairlie said. And I just love reunion stories!!

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  5. Being new(ish) to your blog, I had to go read the post from last August.... what a scary tale. Thankfully (well, thanks to your sister), there was a happy ending.
    Glad to hear your sister is back in contact with her long-lost friend.

    As for being with the band - that sounds so exciting. Have a blast!

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  6. Wow! How exciting for you.
    Love the story about your sister's friend too.
    Enjoy yourself Stomper.

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  7. I'm grinning stupidly at this shiny happy post.

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  8. THe magic of the interweb again. Makes the world a much smaller place and leaves you no place to hide!

    Hope you have a ball beig with the band on Saturday. You are waaaay cool!

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  9. What an amazing story! I will have to think more carefully in future when writing posts as you never know who is reading!! I do know my husband's cousin's wife found my blog (so no more bitching about the family).
    Enjoy your band night - I'm with Fairlie - you are too cool for me.

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  10. That is cool. You are cool. I am jealous. "With the band."

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  11. Wow!! With the band? I am so jealous!! WPA are my favourite band ever! DH and I were at one of the Sydney shows on the 5th April. It was amazing, like being home again.
    We were laughing at how 'ancient' some of the fans were (us included), and wondering how many babysitters were employed that night.

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  12. Wow you are totally far out and cool, man. Enjoy Saturday night while I bask, vicariously, in your famous-ness.

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  13. On my list of cool things to be able to say: "I'm with the band". Have a blast!

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  14. Yay Stomper - here's to getting in touch with your inner rock star! Have a great night, remember not to drink too much, in my expirience, kids have no empathy when it comes to hangovers!

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  15. Before we die Lily [Liz] and I have to visit PEI. BUT, before we go, I have to read Anne of Green Bagels [of course I mean Gables, just Hfun at the concert, you rock star you!

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  16. You were with the band???? I ALWAYS wanted to be with the band! Do Climber and Cherub know this?? Great ammunition for future years!

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  17. Green Bagels is an OC-ism. Careful, don't fall out of your chair! I should remember to check that blogger hasn't gobbled half my comment before I let it fly..

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  18. Hey, this is a great story. I hope your sister and her friend are having a good (if virtual) reunion!

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