Thinking about calling a former classmate from grade school. Should I do it?

  1. Hello everyone,
    Recently, I've been thinking about my days in grade school and I have been thinking about a classmate (a guy) that I used to talked to frequently. He made me laugh so much. I lost touch with him after our class graduated in 1997. I found his address and phone number in the phone book and have been thinking about calling him to say hello.

    Should I call him or is it too weird to do that? It's been 7 years so there is a chance he might not remember my name.

    Thank you,
  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   eltrip
    If you call, what's the worst that can happen? Can you live with that?

    If you don't call, will you regret it?

    You'll come up with your own answers, I know. I choose to live without regrets.

  4. by   FutureIsBlue
    Well, after thinking about it, I should call. It's just I don't want to feel like a fool by calling unexpectedly. You know?

    Thank you for your response.
  5. by   nurseygrrl
    Go for it! You have nothing to lose and possibly a friend to gain...Keep us posted on what happens...Good luck!
  6. by   Altra
    Well, you asked for input, so here's my two cents: DEFINITELY DO IT!

    Long story, but let's just say I know two people who learned a great deal from each other 17 years after graduating from high school. If they had never taken that chance, they would not be the people they are today.

    It might turn out to be nothing more than a few pleasant reminiscences, but you'll never know unless you contact him. Do you have an email address for him? That might be easier the first time around than a phone call.

    Let us know how it turns out!
  7. by   DavidFR
    Do it!
    I was contacted after 16 years by a woman I had done my nurse training with in England. She found me through "Friends reunited" one of those shcool/university reunion sites. It was great hearing from her, and I actually met up with her (now with her husband and 3 kids) here in Paris. It was like we'd only met the day before. It was great catching up with her and now we're in regular contact again. I understand the fear that after so long you may no longer have anything in common - either it will work or it won't, but there's only one way to find out.
    Good luck!
  8. by   FranEMTnurse
    Yes, do. My class had a 40th class reunion 3 years ago. (I wasn't able to go, but several of those who did got my email address from the person who organized it. One of the classmates set up an alumni page for us after that.
    I wrote my autobiobraphy earlier that year, and sent those of whose email addresses I had all a copy.

    The classmate who set up the website, put my profile on it, telling the classmates, "Frances has had enough experiences of the lifetimes of 3 people. I wish I got to know her a lot better back when we were in school." Several others also said they wished they had gotten to know me better too.
    Many even apologized to me about picking on me when we were in school, and I told each and every one of them I had forgiven them many years ago.
  9. by   Energizer Bunny
    Did ya do it yet? I think you definately should!!! What do you have to lose??? wooohooo...let us know what happens!
  10. by   Havin' A Party!
    By all means!

    He might really dig getting together with you. And he'll always remember you called him.
  11. by   shygirl
    I wouldn't do it!
    The past is the past~let it go. You can never recapture those special moments again anyway!

  12. by   Audreyfay
    Why not? It's not like you have an old mad wild crush on him and want to bring it to it?

    Go for it. I've called people like that too and had a delightful time walking down memory lane!