Hi this is Leslie Harris and I was chatting with a friend from high school the other day. We were talking about our friend Rick, and we both wondered how he was doing.
Rick and I were really close back in high school. It was a very sweet relationship, kind of like brother and sister. No romance.
But, like so many others, we lost contact after high school.
I’ve tried to track him down on social media a few times, and even found his step brother. Unfortunately, his step brother and he had also fallen out of contact.
I don’t know why, but I felt hesitant about going on to my high school alumni page and asking about him there, but I finally did. Within moments, someone commented, “sent you a pm.”
When I opened the message, of course there was the bad news. Rick had passed away several years ago, but not much else is known.
High school was a long time ago, but I still have such fond memories of my dear friend. Somewhere, I have a picture of the two of us goofing around, dancing, me with a rose between my teeth. I wish we had kept in touch.
I’ve been thinking that perhaps I shouldn’t have dug so deep. Would it be better if I didn’t know? No, at least I have some closure.
What about you? Would you want to know? Let me know in the Facebook comments.
I sure wish I could find that picture.