Sunday, June 28, 2009

How Facebook Can Be Really Cool ....


I know I've harassed a lot of you about getting on Facebook to be organized with other Republicans, and for other political purposes. But, there are a million other benefits of being there. Need proof? No problem, I have it here for you....
I've picked up a lot of friends on Facebook - I'm up to 268 now . Some are friends from politics, some are from my hometown, and some are my old buddies from Oswego State. One of them is Andrea Solan-Cohen. She lived on the same floor as me, and she was always very cool. During hockey games, my friends would flip me end over end whenever we scored a goal - yeah, we were usually a little inebriated. Once, I accidentally kicked Andrea when they flipped me, but she didn't mind. One of us were always dating someone, so we never dated each other, but the thought crossed my mind once or twice, but college ended, and we went our separate ways. However, we did keep in touch for a little while.
I hadn't heard from her for probably 12 years, but I found her on Facebook last week. She's married to the same guy she first told me about after college. I told her last week that I had an old letter from her, but that I think I tossed it out. Wrong... While looking for some old set lists for my old band's upcoming gig, I found it!
It's dated Aug. 8, 1992, and there is one particular passage that was great. I'll quote it here for you: "Mike, I'm seeing a new guy. His name is Paul, he's 23, and he's a Grad Student at SUNY-Albany. He's really sweet, and we really have a lot of fun together. We've been seeing each other for about a month. I'll keep you up to date.."
That was 17 years ago, and after 15 years of marriage and two kids later, they're still going strong. To have a letter from her from that particular time - when you're still figuring each other out, and everything is new and unknown - made me realize that I needed to give that letter to her, because it means more to the two of them than it does to me. So, that letter is on it's way back to Utica, New York, so Andrea, Paul, and their two kids can see it, and see that true , long lasting love does exist....
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4 comments:

Bobby said...

and who was it that harassed you to get on Facebook?

Mike Reino said...

That was you, Bobby.. I need to figure out how to start a group, but I haven't yet...

Anonymous said...

Mike--some how the idea of you starting a group is a little scary. Can we really imagine Mike with a bunch of groupies?..teg

mg said...

I will join