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How many friends have you kept from elementary school? From high school?

Asked by GloPro (8248 points ) June 26th, 2014 from iPhone

I do NOT mean Facebook or social media friends. I mean actual meaningful relationships.

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Seek's avatar

From Elementary school – exactly zero. Most of my grade-school years were spent in New York, and since we left with no warning to me, there was no time to get an address to remain pen-pals. I tracked down one of my best friends from second grade, but turns out that getting held back in that year was a foreshadowing of things to come – she was a dropout with a kid from an early teen pregnancy, who was incapable of stringing together a proper sentence.

From high school I have one really good friend, someone I consider a bestie and my oldest friend, and a couple of friends that I talk to on Facebook and see once or twice a year during Renaissance Festival season.

Other than that I’ve repressed most of high school.

talljasperman's avatar

One , until he got promoted to manager of 18 people and we drifted apart. I don’t drink and he does. He became an adult and I stayed like a teenager.

jonsblond's avatar

All of my actual meaningful friendships are from childhood and they are long distance. I’ve known my two best friends since 2nd grade. We are all 43 now. They are in Nevada and I’m in Illinois. We can go months without talking but we pick up right where we left off when we speak again. We can call each other any time of day and we are always there for each other. I love those girls.

The other friend is a boy we all grew up with. He’s a brother to us.

I only have one true friendship that has lasted since high school. He’s the sweetest gay man I’ve ever known and I’m lucky to have him in my life.

Mimishu1995's avatar

At secondary school: one. She is actually my BFF (if not we couldn’t have managed such a long relationship).

At high school: zero. All of my high school classmates are asses.

Coloma's avatar

Two.
My oldest friend and I met on the 1st day of 2nd grade, 1966. We still talk and visit now, 48 years later, The 2nd was my high school crush, serious lust. haha
Just talked to him tonight, reminiscing about our affair a few years back.

We hooked up again 28 years after our wild youthful fling and had another 2 yr. round of romance and hot sex. Mutually the best ever, but, alas, in maturity we have gone our own way.
Tonight we talked about how much he loved my goose. The feathered one and my fluffy waddle too. lol

rojo's avatar

None, nada, zip.

Same for Jr Hi. and HS. Although, through FB I have made contact with several, including two from elem, but after the initial flurry of messages, not further contact.

Haleth's avatar

None from elementary, although I’m facebook friends with a couple of them, and we catch up very occasionally.

I still hang out with a handful of people from high school, including two real, meaningful friends. We don’t always see each other, but it’s the kind of thing where we can tell each other anything from old family secrets to random non-sequiteurs at 3 AM. Even if we don’t talk for a long time, the friendship picks up where it left off. We’ve shared parts of our life like the joys of playing Katamari Damacy when you’re really high or going through an embarassing goth phase in high school.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

One from high school that I see from time to time, and one from Elementary that I may talk to once or twice a year.

anniereborn's avatar

The majority of my friends are from high school and one from college. Most I don’t see that often, but through facebook and other E means we stay connected pretty closely.

longgone's avatar

Two from Kindergarten, plus my sister. My other friends I met either in HS or in college.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

About 8 of us from grade school get together every 3 years or so for dinner and drinks. It’s a grand time, but then I don’t see nor hear from them until the next time.

High school, haha, only see them if I go to a reunion.

downtide's avatar

None and none. Thank god.

2davidc8's avatar

None and none. I live in a different country from where I went to school.

JLeslie's avatar

From elementary school one. The friendship got a little strained because of her alcoholism, but recently we talked about doing a weekend vacation together, so I think the relationship will be back to normal again soon. She went through high school with me until the beginning of 11th grade, then she moved away. Otherwise, no one else from high school.

My closest friends are from college.

hearkat's avatar

Two. They knew each other since they were 3 and their families attended that same religious services. She and I were in the same Kindergarten, and all three of us were in First Grade together. They are my siblings more than my blood siblings are.

syz's avatar

None and none.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Elementary school, none I moved in high school from one side of the country to the other.
High school ( yes facebook, but we just had a reunion ) Several like eight.

Pachy's avatar

One from nursery school (we still email and occasionally talk on the phone), and several from junior and high school (one is my accountant). For my money, the oldest friends are the best!

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