I just had a dear sweetheart that I knew in GRADE SCHOOL friend me. She was a foreign exchange family from Scotland. We clicked and were best buds for that year. She even came back a couple years later and we spent a few days together.
I don't think that's creepy at all.
My early jr.high best friend and I were looking for each other for years on these social websites. She finally found me and we were so giddy.
Maybe it's a girl thing.
I have found many people I didn't think were awesome as a kid, who definitely grew up to be. It's been nice to discard the "He was a jock, she was a nerd" stuff as adults and see what people became. There are certainly some examples of people who didn't grow much, but that's easy to avoid.
I think its cool too. Particularly in grade school, people are totally moving and relocating at the whims and needs of the parents. Its not like people in elementary school are purposefully breaking off friendships or something.
I've been on FB for a few years now, and every time a memory launches itself to the front of my consciousness about someone, I think, "I wonder if I can find them on FB!" It's not creepy, it's the information age. We don't have to NOT KNOW what happened to someone any more. Like anything it's got it's upside and downside - but that why you don't have to be on FB or friend anyone you don't want to.
For example, I was shaving the other day, and I happened to notice the scar on my chin. Later that day I was talking to my mom about how we're putting the girls into a different preschool next year, that happens to be on the street where I fell of my bike and got that scar on my chin. Of course, that brought the memory of that day to the front of my mind, and I remembered the kid I was with when it happened (who lived on that street). So I FB'd him up and friended him. No idea if he'll friend me back, but his life sure looks interesting from the window I can see on FB!
smirk was in all four of his high school musicals. In order:
Jesus Christ Superstar
Fiddler on the Roof
Of those, Anything Goes is the only one which still contains anything of interest for me.
Also, I never had any major roles, just background parts or small speaking/singing role.
Truth: I was there for the parties. Believe it or not, the best parties were during the JCS run. Some Sixteen Candles shit going on back then. I may still be hung over. By the time my Senior year hit with Fiddler the parties had fizzled out and a bunch of do-gooders from SADD had taken over the whole school.
See, I never saw those guys as the 'background.' Just as the stories not currently featured in our point of view. The beauty of these movies was the universality of the experience. Every kid at dance is going through something similar.