Do you remember those old AT&T commercials, "Reach out, reach out and touch someone....."
It reminded you that there's always someone out there you haven't talked to in a while. Most of the time it showed family members talking to one another.
We have become an isolated society, where we can now distance ourselves from friends and family because of work or education, or just because. In the old days, travel was difficult. It took time, and a lot of effort. Now, you can hop on a plane and be halfway around the world in a few hours. Imagine trying to get 50 miles in a covered wagon.
Anyway, separated by letter writing, then by telephone, now we have come up with many new Electronic ways of keeping in touch. There's E-mail and Networking sites like Facebook.
Several years ago, a friend of mine from Elementary school, who left after the 5th grade, and I hadn't seen in 30 years, found me via E-mail. He had first moved about 20 miles away, then eventually moved to South America. I have met him 3 times in the last 5 years, when he traveled back to the US to visit friends and family, and in between business trips. Friends are friends no matter how long you are apart.
Then there's this unique way of saying "Hello."
Now how many of you out there have a leg for a friend? Yeah, that's right, I'm Special!