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Posted: 5/2/2015 9:49:34 PM EDT
I just came back from a great friend whom I've known for 30 years this year.  He's a tremendous success story and a genuine man.  He was an orphan at 16 ( both parents dead) and was homeless for a year.  My mother and father took him in for that period of time.  His home and wife are beautiful now and he's on top of his chosen field.  We also went out and bought his first gun today.

So, how old is your oldest friendship?
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 9:54:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2015 10:04:13 PM EDT by DamascusKnifemaker]
Goes back to high school, about 33 years.

I can't add. It's actually 35 years.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 9:55:52 PM EDT
Hmm.....guess it would be my best beer drinking buddy. We've known each other since Boy Scouts in the early '70s. So...41-42 years. But I now live 500 miles away and don't drink. He still drinks like a fish. Unless his liver has given up on him by now.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 9:57:03 PM EDT
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Goes back to high school, about 33 years.
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Same here, but 20yrs!
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 9:57:16 PM EDT
My husband and I have have known each other most of my life and all of his, so forty-eight years.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 9:57:19 PM EDT
20 years...
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 9:58:30 PM EDT
47 years
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 9:59:21 PM EDT
I've got one friend in particular I've known since we were maybe 4-5 years old, so that would be 47-48 years. We still ride moto together every now and then. A few other friendships from the neighborhood and school that are pushing 35 or more years.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 9:59:21 PM EDT
38 years for me.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 9:59:45 PM EDT
50 years.  We had a high school reunion (50th) Hey I'm semi old.  We were a very athletic group so there are a bunch left and we have started meeting 2 times a month for lunch.  We had many things to bring us together, most are Veterans, all college grads, and we all banged the same girls in HS.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 9:59:56 PM EDT
25ish years
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:00:06 PM EDT
Since 1981....
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:00:22 PM EDT
Birth basically, so 38 years.

My father and his father were friends.  So we were friends by default.  Almost brothers really.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:00:28 PM EDT
Only being in early thirties, I think 20 years is a good long friendship with one of my few close friends.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:00:54 PM EDT
Close to 30 years and counting. A true friend
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:00:58 PM EDT
Two friends since 1981.

Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:01:27 PM EDT
My best friend from pre-school also ended up going to high school with me (after we had spent the rest of our school years at different schools).

I guess that counts, even though I didn't talk to him for 10 years during that time.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:01:55 PM EDT
20 years
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:02:21 PM EDT
23 years, I'm 29.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:03:06 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:07:42 PM EDT
toddlers, our mothers were friends. he's one of the few people in this world I really do trust with anything, and it's the kind of friendship where we can go years without seeing each other and just pick up right where we left off.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:07:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2015 10:09:00 PM EDT by Udder_Catastrophe]
I have known my most trusted friend for ten years now. I met most of my real friends around the same time.

I still have a few friends from the old neghiborhood. Many have gone their seperate ways. Some moved out of state, a few are in the military, and the rest just disappeared. Out of the whole group, there are only 2 I would like to actually like to see again.

Eta: I did have a friend that I have known since forever. Her dad and my dad went to high school togeather. I have not seen her since I moved ten years ago.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:08:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2015 10:11:28 PM EDT by hdhogman]
First Grade, 1965, still best Bro's since then.
So, 50 Years.
Original Founders of 'The North Side Gang.'
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:14:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/2/2015 10:15:42 PM EDT by mosseybuck]
About 50 years, we worked, hunted, dived and fished together for more than forty years and since retirement we still keep in touch. A true friend, they are few.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:14:52 PM EDT
One since 1965 or 66. We were in each others' weddings, hung out for years, still a very good friend. Another since 9th grade. Both are in the running for "best friend" status.  Another one I worked with for 5 years, starting in 1990.

All three are guys I would trust with my life if the SHTF.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:21:50 PM EDT
36 years.  We've been married 32.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:25:56 PM EDT
25 years.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:28:20 PM EDT
40 years.  Married her too.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:31:12 PM EDT
13 years. We met on the first day of middle school. He introduced himself as, "Hi, my name is JeredMD (subbing his username here), I like shooting elk." I said, "Hi, I'm Couch-Commando, I like shooting elk too."

The rest is history.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:32:21 PM EDT
Pair of brothers from way back in 7th grade.  We've drifted apart in the last five years or so, but I'd still trust them with my life, and I know vice versa. Those kinds of bonds pretty much never die, at least for me.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:32:34 PM EDT
10 years.

19 years if you count a guy I have not seen since 2005, but spoke to in 2011.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:32:38 PM EDT
I am 41 and still keep in touch with friends from first grade.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:32:39 PM EDT
Time and many moves have whittled my list for friends down to just the wife.  It's been almost 30 years since we first met.  Everyone else has been friendly acquaintances.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:33:47 PM EDT
51 years.  W knew each other in High School.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:34:47 PM EDT
My friend Scott from high school - 43 years ago.
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I'm 46 have three friends that I have had since 1st grade.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:42:08 PM EDT
Third grade, so fifty years.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:43:31 PM EDT
Sand lot... 40years so far
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:45:32 PM EDT
22 years. We met when we were in diapers.

Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:45:37 PM EDT
Highschool buddy. So 15 years?
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:45:59 PM EDT
I gradually fell out with all of my young childhood friends due to them either moving when i was too young to keep in touch, and the last few made life choices I didn't want to be involved in.

Though my closest friend now I met in 8th grade......so 16 years or so?
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:46:37 PM EDT
31 years.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:50:01 PM EDT
7 years. I don't stay in touch with friends or family. They just passed out of my life. Now I'm too old to make friends.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:52:03 PM EDT
We meet in 2nd grade. I'm 42.

He's a good guy, more than a best friend, Brother.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:52:35 PM EDT
25 years (since 6 y/o)
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:52:59 PM EDT
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7 years. I don't stay in touch with friends or family. They just passed out of my life. Now I'm too old to make friends.
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Always have friendship from here Snow.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:53:59 PM EDT
back to 2nd grade 43 years ago
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:57:12 PM EDT
Everyone from my childhood and high school never left California.

The oldest people I still keep in contact with are college friends, so about twenty years.

As for "see them in person often" my oldest friendship is less than five years.
Link Posted: 5/2/2015 10:57:38 PM EDT
Wife 15 years
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