Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Catching Up After Twenty Plus Years

Last week I got a 'friend request' on Face Book.
I saw the name and recognized it immediately.

It was Lisa a student of mine back in 1993.
She was in grade 12 and took the tutoring class
I offered to senior students to assist other students
with learning difficulties.

Lisa was a ray of sunshine back then and still is.
She hadn't changed a bit....still looked the same
and that great killer smile of hers takes you in immediately.

Phinean and Lisa

We met up at the 'Lion and Bright', a cafe/wine bar in Halifax.
We.... Ron, Lisa/Phinean and I, caught up
and had a great lunch.

Phinean? Well, he is the cutest 7 month old little boy!
Lisa is off on maternity leave and enjoying every minute of it.

Phinean and Christina

Lisa's wife, Christina, arrived to pick up Finnian 
as Lisa had an appointment in town.
It was good to meet her as well.

One happy family....

Certain students stand out for most teachers.
Lisa was one of them and I was so happy to reconnect with her.


  1. What a great story, Jim. In my opinion, reconnecting like this is the greatest benefit of Facebook!

  2. What a wonderful family, and to catch up after years, wonderful. He is a beautiful boy, they can be so proud of him .

    1. It was a lovely time indeed, Jean. Years can go by but we somehow stay basically the same, eh?
      They are SO proud of Phinean.

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    1. I am not surprised at all that Lisa has this beautiful family, Debra, as she always was a happy soul.

  4. finnian looks just like christina! what a nice catch up!

    1. Actually, Joyce, Lisa is the biological mother, but hey, Christina is a major influence and it must be paying off!!

  5. how fun! such a beautiful family. FB can be used for good at times right? I just recently reconnected with two old high school chums and we have been having a blast reminiscing.

    1. Isn't it great, Joanne?! Who woulda thunk we would be doing this?
      happy for your reconnections.

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    1. Mitch, it was.
      Actually it was with Lisa and her partner back then (unbeknownst to me at the time....not very good gaydar back then), after they graduated, that we all three went out to get a tattoo. It was a blast.

  7. These 3 are so sweet and the laughs and stories just about had us all rolling on the floor!! I was so HAPPY to meet Jim's ex-student, Son and Wife...... SMILES!


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