Friday, November 21, 2008

All adults are the same age

I've long held two theories on age: 1) All adults are the same age and 2) Anybody who is taller than me is older than me. (I'm 5'4" – what does that tell you?)

I developed these theories, ok – rationalizations, when I was an active participant in the dating pool. Should an intriguing suitor happen to be more than 5...10...15 (gasp!) years older than I, then theory number 1 would apply. But should a tall, handsome cowboy be more than 5...10...15 years younger than I, then theory number 2 applied.

I got to thinking about my theories on age this week when I reconnected with my little sister, J. J and I were matched through the Big Brother/Big Sister program when she was 10 and I was 40.


J moved out of state after she graduated from high school, and we lost touch for awhile. But through the miracle of Google and blogging, she found her way to the 7MSN and sent me an e-mail. We got together on Monday to catch up. She's 24 now, and I'm...old. But it was the first time we got together as two adults. And it was pretty cool.


I'm looking forward to staying connected and getting reacquainted as adults. She's taller than me now (and who isn't?), but in this case, I'll apply theory number 1.

22 comments:

  1. Love your theories! Woo hoo...I am younger than you cause I am only 5'2"!!
    How wonderful to reconnect with your little sister!

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  2. That's a great story, and I love the pictures!! That is too cool! You both look great!

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  3. How cool is that! Its amazing at times what the internet can do. Im so happy for you that you were able to reconnect with an "old" friend. May you never lose touch again.

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  4. So cool that you mangaged to reconnect with each other. And get a photo keepsake.

    I am wondering....I'm 6.1, does that make me older? I am in my mid forties. LOL

    Jen

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  5. How happy the two of you look to be together again! The Internet is an amazing place, isn't it? This was a lovely post.

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  6. Hehe, great theories! =) Wonderful to hear the you've caught up with her again, and you look so happy in your photo. =D

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  7. Gather up your pony and your gear! You are riding in the Pony Cousin Stampede and Rodeo! Join us in the fun at:
    http://kjmiddleoftheroad.blogspot.com/2008/11/saddle-your-pony-for-pony-cousin-rodeo.html

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  8. That is a neat story and what neat pictures of you both then and now.

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  9. How fun that you two reconnected! Our daughter stays in touch with one of her middle school "fluties", who is now MARRIED and PREGNANT! Jennifer has done a lot with her and they go out for lunch once a month. Not only was she her teacher, now she is her good friend. Sometimes I run into former students and I don't even recognize them, but they always come running up to me!

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  10. Glad to hear the both of you reconnected. How cool is that! You both look very happy to have found one another again.

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  11. Wow! That IS cool. I love the two photos.

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  12. What a great post. How nice it is that she found you as an adult. I am sure you really enjoyed catching up. love this post.

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  13. Linda it doesn't surprise me at all that you were in that Big Sister program. You have that generous spirit and she probably turned out to be a great young woman because of the influence you had on her. This is so great that you found each other again.

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  14. so very cool I wonder where my big sister is now... I have not seen her or heard from her in nearly 30 years... OUCH i feel old now and since I am 5'7 then I am older than you... my daughter is 5'2 and she loves your theory :) of course shes just a baby herself seeing as how she will be 17 next friday.
    Love the photos!

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  15. I am adopting your theories! (I'm 5'4" too) :) And you look great! (not OLD) What a great reunion story. The internet has been a wonderful tool for finding lost friends and family.

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  16. Yay! You both look so happy to have reconnected!

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  17. Linda, with your smile, your eyes, and your love for animals - you'll never be OLD. Great post and good work sharing a little of your life with this young woman.

    Regards,

    Dan

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  18. What a sweet story...and ADORABLE Pictures :) :) :)


    sam

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  19. That is so great you got back in touch with your little sister, looks like shes changed a lot, in looks anyway. I love it when I run into my 4-H "kids" as adults, its neat to see them and their familys.

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  20. Really neat post! I'm so glad you reconnected with your "little sister!"
    Marie

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  21. Excellent theory!!! Hmmmmm; I'm only 5 ft...everyone is older than me right? Ha!

    How wonderful to reconnect like that. Very special.

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  22. Okay....I guess I'm REALLY older than you as I stand 5'8" and there are times I SWEAR I feel like I'm 400 yrs old and fell off of a chinese charm bracelet!!

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