Friday, January 6, 2006

Friends and Sprial Curls

Don't you just love it when you find old friends? I just found my oldest friends! I met Dianne when I was in kindergarten. We went through our elementary, junior high, and high school years together. We lived a block a part and our family's went to the same church. Although we haven't seen or talked with each other in about 11 years, I've always thought of her as one of my best friends.

I put my information on classmates.com for fun one day. I never thought anything else about it until I came across a link a couple of days ago. I noticed that Dianne had tried to contact me on classmates! I was so excited. But I'm also too cheap to sign up for the classmates membership and so they hold all information hostage until you give up your $30 bucks. But that didn't stop me. I spent the next 90 minutes on the computer trying to find her. I knew her married name from classmates (they didn't keep that info from me) and I knew what state she lived in, I knew her age, and her birthdate. The hunt was on! But every place I found her they wanted money for that information. Didn't I already mention I'm cheap people? Finally I found a website she and her new hubby made about their courtship, marriage, and their first home. Eureka!!!


I emailed her and then I waited for an email. What if she didn't want to talk to me? What if she never got my email? Should I call her parents (I still remember their phone number!) Am I turning into a stalker? Because I was starting to feel like it.


Then there it was. I got mail. From Dianne! It feels so good and fun to reconnect with her.


And that now brings us to spiral curls. The year is 1989. We are 15 years old. Everyone had spiral perms with the perfect spiral curls and the bangs that stood up on their own. Everyone but me because my hair would not hold a perm. Not only was I flat chested (okay, I still am) but I also had flat bangs. Can you spot me? I'm the one with flat hair, standing on the far right. Dianne is sitting in front of me and someone is giving her the bunny ears. (top: Brittany Hardman, Tammy Robinson, me bottom: Amber Graham, Jennifer Clark, Dianne If anyone knows where these girls are drop me a line!)


Here we are again. I don't know who took this picture but the camera skills are lacking. If you look closely you can see that I have a perm. See that slight wave with the frizzy ends. Yes, I had a spiral perm. I'm also flipping my hair because I'm oh so proud of that slight curl. Judging by the looks on the other girl's faces they are not so impressed with my spiral perm or my hair flipping capabilities. Dianne is second from the left on the top row.


And finally we have Dianne at our high school graduation. She finally decided to be cool and let her hair go straight like mine! Seriously, isn't she pretty? She has those full lips that people pay a lot of money for! Next to her is her father. He will always be known to me as either Dianne's dad, or Bishop Carter.


And now we have gone our separate ways. Not a bad thing. Just separate, which makes our mini reunion so nice. Dianne has done all those things I always said I would do. Her education is amazing. She went on a mission. She's traveled. And she's my friend! So, Dianne, let's not loose touch again, okay?

3 comments:

 Anonymous said...

Looking at that picture where everyone else but you has permed, very high 80's hair, you are the only one that looks normal! Man! Those Utah girls could make their bangs go big!I'm glad you reconnected with Dianne. You were friends for a long time. But...I remember being really mad at her a few times because she was being mean to my little sister. Okay, forgive and forget. I forgive you Dianne. And congratulations on your success! Tell your parents I said hello. (Our mom absolutely adored your mom.)Big Brother

 Anonymous said...

Looking at that picture where everyone else but you has permed, very high 80's hair, you are the only one that looks normal! Man! Those Utah girls could make their bangs go big!I'm glad you reconnected with Dianne. You were friends for a long time. But...I remember being really mad at her a few times because she was being mean to my little sister. Okay, forgive and forget. I forgive you Dianne. And congratulations on your success! Tell your parents I said hello. (Our mom absolutely adored your mom.)Big Brother

 Anonymous said...

Looking at that picture where everyone else but you has permed, very high 80's hair, you are the only one that looks normal! Man! Those Utah girls could make their bangs go big!I'm glad you reconnected with Dianne. You were friends for a long time. But...I remember being really mad at her a few times because she was being mean to my little sister. Okay, forgive and forget. I forgive you Dianne. And congratulations on your success! Tell your parents I said hello. (Our mom absolutely adored your mom.)Big Brother

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