- A man from the first husband era sent me a Facebook friendship request. This is a man who essentially said, "You are forever dead to me" about 15 years ago.
- A woman from the high school era sent me a third Facebook friendship request. The last pleaded that "I've missed our fun times so much." This is a woman who I have had absolutely zero contact with since the spring of 1980.
- My former sister-in-law, the ex-wife of the Jehovah's Witness brother who might as well say to me, my siblings and mother, "You are forever dead to me," sent me an email through this blog, which she's apparently been aware of for some time. I've had no encounters with her since Christmas 1982. But the email exchanges I've had with her over the last two days represent more contact than I've had with my brother in something like 15, 16 years.
Of course, there's also the contact that hasn't happened but purportedly has: my former boss at the newspaper has been telling people that she's talking with me about doing some work since, apparently, I'm the best person who has ever worked there. Ahem. She even left a message with her second-in-command that she would be late yesterday because she was meeting me. Of course, I've not had any contact with her since I left more than three years ago.
Now, excuse me, I need to go Google my ex-husband. A few years ago, someone said he'd become a survivalist in Idaho.