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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Addicted to Facebook

I’m not one to email or call family and friends often. Some people would call me a bit of a recluse. I’m not a germ-a-phobe like Howard Hughes, I’m just someone that doesn’t reach out via phone, letters, or any other kind of contact. When I was a kid, my family was very well connected and bonded on my mothers side. Mom’s sisters and brothers would drop in unannounced and spend the day with us. Many times my many cousins would come along with their moms or dads too and that just meant more kids to play with for me. Our home on Manor road always had an open door policy and visitors were never discouraged.

As I get older I miss the family very much. Most of my brothers and sisters moved from New England to Florida and have established their roots. They are raising their families as best they can and of course call when the blizzards strike us in the middle of the cold dark winter to boast of sun bathing on the deck.

Email is nice and I try to keep close contact with my family but email is sometimes a pain and you really do not get a good perspective of what is happening in the person you email and their real life. You exchange funny jokes, many of which I post on my Friday Email Laughs. Otherwise it is just one topic and that ends it.

Facebook! I freakin’ love it! I found my nephew Timmy who I am proud to say is a good man and not that blonde haired baby boy that I became a God Father too decades ago. I love that kid to no end, he is like a son to me. His sister Tara who I’ve always had a special place in my heart for, my brother Dan, my nephew Justin and his new wife Laura, my sister Mary, my brother Patrick and this list keeps on growing. I can check in on them, drop a comment, see where their lives are today based on what they are talking about, who they are talking with, what is really happening in their lives!

We all live in a bigger than life world today and the times for joining together as a family should not only be at funerals. You can keep in touch far more easily on Facebook and I highly recommend it to anyone that loves their larger than life and yet distant family. It is an experience much like a fourth of July family barbecue when all of the family comes together but Facebook happens all year long. And Facebook will email you whenever one of your friends comments on your wall. Check it out and sign yourself and all your family and friends up to join you in life as it happens.

Official FaceBook sign up page link.


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Blogger Alex said...

Hehe... welcome to 2007, dude!

Seriously, though, it's always great to get your updates...

4:53 AM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

I'm in a battle with my brothers over who is better looking. Sons of biscuit eaters! If they were not 1500 miles away I would kick their butts! Maybe two out of three...

And hey Alex, I'm old and decripid. It isn't easy for me to keep up with all you young wipper snappers... LOL :) Don't make me hit you upside the head with my walker! ROFLMFAO bro!

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Blogger Alex said...


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