OMG! This may be the only picture of my best friend Sean from my childhood. I was thinking about him a few days ago and realizing that I don’t remember what he looked like.
My mom took millions of pictures of us throughout our childhood but I had never come across one of him. I’m pretty sure this is him. Wow. This picture was taken in 1981 when I was in middle school.
I think he was a year younger than I was. Not fitting in well with my regular friends during this time, Sean and I were a much closer match. We spent a lot of time riding bikes far and wide around the neighborhood, exploring drainage systems and doing who knows what else. (Really. Who knows? I can’t remember.) I think it was only a few years that we had together before his family moved away and left me all alone again.
I found him once many years later living on the other side of San Antonio. I was driving by then and went to go visit him. We never saw each other again after that. A few years ago I tried to find him on Facebook. There were a number people named Sean with the same last name. I found one that looked promising and sent a friend request but he never responded. I’m assuming it was a different person.
That was a good time in my life. It is nice to find a picture of him again. I need to save this one in an easily accessible place. It sure would be nice to get in touch again. But then again, maybe not. Often memories of a person are better than the person himself. I hope he is having a good life.
Sean, If you find this, please let me know how you are doing.
I hope is name was spelled Sean. Either that or Shawn. I seem to remember calling him “seen” in my head.