Monday, October 26, 2015
Long time no see
Up until yesterday, I had not seen Sandra since she was 4. She is now 35 and we met at my place for afternoon tea yesterday. Both her parents were once good friends of mine but over the years I had lost touch with them, much to my regret. And both died around 15 years ago. So it was a pleasant surprise when Sandra found me on Facebook and got in touch.
There were a lot of family disruptions during her childhood so she did have a difficult childhood that has left its mark. She now however seems to have got over most of that. Her parents had tended not to talk much about their past, which was once very common, so I was able to tell her a lot about her parents that she did not know and was very pleased to hear. She was particularly pleased to hear my fond recollections of Alec, her father.
I think I was able to be helpful and supportive to Sandra in various ways so I expect to be hearing from her again. Her father and I saw eye to eye on most things so I should be able to express thoughts and viewpoints similar to what her father would have wished to say to her were he still alive.