Another Lost Friend…

I am getting close to finishing up my posts about my college years.  This one and probably the next one will be about a couple of close friends I had and have since lost contact with.  I don’t know what it is about men that we can’t seem to stay in contact with each other when our circumstances change.  My wife regularly calls up an old friend who she shared and apartment with in 1960.  They are still good friends!

The picture above is of Bob Boris who was my dormitory roommate for four years at Purdue.  Yeah, that is our dorm room in the picture.  I know it is probably hard for college kids today to even imagine but  our room was about 12 ft x 12 ft and there was no telephone, computer hookup (or computers for that matter), TV (there was only one in the whole dormitory), or much else!   There was only two small desks, a bunk bed, one lounge chair and the storage shown behind Bob in the picture. We spent many a night laying  in the dark on our bunk beds, him on the top bunk and me on the bottom, discussing just about everything.  Like most college kids we were dreamers in those days. We thought once we got out of college and into the world we could solve all the problems that the “old foggies” seemed stifled by!  Bob went to work for Fisher Price in New York after graduation and I went to Bell Labs in Indianapolis. We both swore we would keep in touch but….   It would be really interesting to hear how his life turned out and to reminisce about the good old days.  I will keep trying to find him.  Maybe some day.

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