January 4, 2011 / News

Yearbooks help old high school, college friends stick together

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Think about your closest friends in high school or college. Do you imagine you will stay in touch, and still regularly get together 30, 40, or even 50 years after you leave school?

For the groups of friends featured in this article at Newsday.com that has been the case, proving that sometimes the bonds of friendship can keep you together for decades.

One group of ladies, now in their 50s, still meet regularly for Sunday brunches. And one of their favorite ways to relive the memories is to look through their old yearbooks.

If you’re still in school, do you imagine staying in touch with your friends in the years to come? For those no longer in school, how many of your friends have you stayed in touch with?

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.