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Over the decades, long-time friends have kept in touch

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Sitting around the table, looking at old pictures, talking about old times – it's a wonderful thing to do no matter how young or old you are.

"It's been real exciting to relive our childhood," says James Fales.

That's what a group of long-time friends does once a month. They call themselves the Sligh Junior High School Lunch Bunch.

"It's just like right back old times again," said Patty Curry.

They were all friends 60 years ago when they all attended Sligh Junior High School in the early 1950s.

Over the years, a few kept in touch. Then just a few month ago, they decided they needed rekindle these friendships.

"It's been so wonderful you know because, if one of us forgets, the other one will remember," Patty laughed.

Now, more than a dozen people get together once a month, and the group keeps growing.

"When you start talking to somebody, they say a little story then all of a sudden , they say ‘I remember that' and they add their story. We are going back 60, over 60 years," Mary Fales said.

Back in those days, television wasn't around much. And of course, there were no video games. So kids got together to find fun things to do, and tight bonds were developed.

Those friendships are still standing strong more than half a century later.

Mary Fales says "There are a lot of joint replacements, cataract surgeries, uh teeth, but we are all so blessed that we can still get together and laugh and talk."


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