Over the years we kept in touch with Christmas cards and a very occasional get together. He moved to New Zealand, married and had sons. Things didn't work out, he travelled the world with work and is now in Alaska having remarried. I guess we've seen each other less than half a dozen times since that photo was taken. But more recently we've been in touch via Facebook. Then last week there was the earthquake in Christchurch and not only did Robin and I both find out that our respective sons were okay through Facebook, but we managed to put them in touch with each other and Joe has been staying with Nick in his Christchurch home over the past couple of days.
Thirty years ago we would never have imagined our sons would have been in the same city on the other side of the world in an earthquake, never mind that we would have introduced them via the internet and they would have hung out together. It's a crazy world and it's easy to dismiss Facebook but I think it's brilliant.