Friday, 10 February 2017

28 Years Later


I am having lunch with an old friend this afternoon.
We have not seen each other for twenty eight years.
I had just started my first staff nurse posting at the Mother and Baby unit at Bootham Park Psychiatric Hospital in York and Cheryl was a student nurse.
She lived down the corridor at the nurses home.
I'm a little nervous in one way about meeting up.
I am not that svelte gauche unopinionated  character that I used to be
Hey ho

25 comments:

  1. Don't worry about being different to what you were, it's a compliment that she wants to see you and it's going to be fab!

    xox

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  2. Enjoy (I cant imagine you ever being without an opinion)x

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  3. and she looks nothing like you remember either. have a great time and just be yourself!

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  4. She will know about you from your blog. All will be fine, assuming you live up to your blog persona. I can believe you were once svelte and gauche. Unopinionated I struggle with. Interesting. There are some people from years ago in my life I would like to know about and perhaps meet.

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  5. Enjoy! I bet she has changed a little over the years.

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  6. Don't forget, she's had 28 years to age as well! Relax, reminisce, you'll have lots to catch up on. -Jenn

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  7. Have fun, I'm sure you will have plenty to remember and talk about.

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  8. No need for good looks when you're a genius.

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  9. Aww, Sweetie, you're still gauche! ;-)

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  10. I hope you're both wearing red carnations and carrying a copy of 'Time Out', otherwise how will you recognise each other? Have fun . xx

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  11. It'll be fine!! My husband and I met up with friends that we had not seen for 30 years last September. Yes things had changed and were different (our children all grown up now) but we got on like a house on fire and the years disappeared. It was so lovely to catch up - enjoy!

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  12. I bet she's changed in 28 years too. Have fun!

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  13. I imagine she's quite different as well.

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  14. Your friend won't be the same either.....

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  15. Are you the fellow in the middle of the back row? The one with the tash? Were you wearing a white coat because you went round York pubs selling seafood in your spare time? I hope all goes well with Cheryl but I can appreciate your slight sense of trepidation. I bet you have a laugh recalling old times.

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  16. I imagine your voices haven't changed.
    Could be you both changed a bit, doubtful the camaraderie has. I hope you enjoy the time!

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  17. Cheer up - you've just ripened into a fine and caring person, and an excellent nurse. You'll do.

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  18. Like other commenters, I am betting that you and Cheryl will truly enjoy the catch up. Lots to talk about...even the NHS, perhaps? xo

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  19. You are both still there, in your older and wiser forms .. but "You" are still there ...

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  20. She will have changed too. And will love you!

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  21. Hey Prof, no replies. Must be going swell. ;)

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  22. There'll be memories to laugh over, and she may well have developed some opinions of her own too, as well as a colourful life - It'll be fun!

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  23. Nothing heard and it's 10pm.

    That's a good sign.

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    1. Ive been to the airport to pick the prof up!

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