How long have you known your closest friend?

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Some of you are lucky to have known your closest friend since your childhood, others since high school or college, and others of you (still lucky) have only known your closest friend for a few years. Sometimes you meet someone and it feels like you’ve already known them for years, and that, in our opinion, is the most special kind of friendship.

Think about your closest friend – do you remember how you became friends? What was it that drew you two together?

Tell us in the poll below how long you’ve known that person. Feel free to share your story in the comments below too. We’d like to hear.

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Edstep
1 month ago

Been married to my BEST Friend for 39 years. Knew her before that. Also have childhood friends I still travel to see.

Vanessa Simmons
1 month ago

Having left my hometown at 17, attended college then joined the military, I lost contact with childhood friends. Have lots of friends all over. No correct that I have lots of acquaintances. Other then my sisters I guess my closest friend is a former co-worker I’ve know for about 12 years but now she is in WA and I am in NV. Covid has cancelled my annual trip to visit up there but we talk a couple of times a month.

KellyR
1 month ago

Met my best friend 60 years ago. We have been married 51 years. My other very best friend is my daughter.

Charlie Marken
1 month ago

Poll won’t open for me either. Same thing the past 3 days. I’ve tried several times but no success.

Pat G
1 month ago

Met in 1954, married in 1958, still speaking in 2020..after being housebound since March..so I guess it will last..

Bill
1 month ago

Other than my wife my closest friend and I just met up on a central Oregon RV camping rendezvous to mark 50 years of friendship. Wives there also to make it a complete party. I live in Oregon coast range and he lives in Happy Valley, Idaho. (burb of Boise)

Dick and Sandy near Buffalo, NY
1 month ago

I have known my best friend for over 60 years. He is a top notch mechanic. We have worked on each others drag cars, family cars, race trailers, my show cars and our motor home. You can not have too many friends.
Stay well, Stay safe.

impavid
1 month ago

The poll categories didn’t go far enough. Known my best friend for 67 years. We keep in touch about once a week and see each other several times a year as he lives in a different city.

Jim G.
1 month ago

I would have made it to 41 but my wife passed 9 years ago.

Paul
1 month ago

My closest friend I’ve known for 55 years. We met in high school.

Judy Parker
1 month ago

My hubby, whom I met on a blind date 35 years ago, is my best friend.

Joe Senger
1 month ago

Longer than the fifty three years we have been married and RVing together.

Diane M
1 month ago

I would have to say my husband of 45 years is my best friend.

CAREN KELLY
1 month ago

My best friend and I have known each other since we were babies, over 63 years now. We grew up across the street from each other. our mothers were best friends as well. It doesn’t matter how far apart we live or how often we speak but we pick up right where we left off like it was yesterday. We love to glamp and try to get together as often as we can, they love Arizona and we love Florida, so we always try to meet in the middle of somewhere. BFF’s for ever!

Don
1 month ago

I started Kindergarden with my friend, in 1952! We went through HS and College together, and attended each others weddings. Then I joined the Navy and “saw the world” while he moved one state over and has stayed put his entire adult life. Now in retirement we live on opposite coasts. But we remain close friends and always get together whenever the opportunity arises. I’m a very lucky guy to have a friend like that!

Tommy Molnar
1 month ago

I had two close, close buddies for over 50 years. Then one died and we were devastated. I couldn’t wait for the time when we could all meet and share the stories of our (sometimes) misguided youth. When someone like this dies, so do many of the stories that no one else would even care to hear about. So I talk to him in my mind . . . .

Richard
1 month ago

What’s up with this new poll, we can’t vote to see poll results?….

Lorenz
1 month ago
Reply to  Richard

Cannot vote on poll as it will not show up. Has done this the past three days.

Pat G
1 month ago
Reply to  Richard

took about 2 min to load..