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At our last batch reunion, it was a truly uplifting experience to meet so many old friends that I hadn’t seen in years. As I looked at the familiar smiling faces across the room, I thought to myself what a wealth of knowledge and life experience we had all brought to the event.

 

As is the case with all our reunions they fly-by in a blur of eating, drinking and fun - we hardly have the time to really catch-up in-depth on nearly 40 years of our lives: our families, our hobbies and travels, our triumphs and failures, our memories, know-how, exploits and escapades. What have my friends been up to in the years gone by? How have we all changed since we left Colombo Medical School nearly half a century ago, and dispersed across five continents.

 

These thoughts led me to a project that I have been working on. Retired United is a website that's designed to be a bit more personal than Facebook, something tailored for our community – a blog platform for a "virtual reunion" if you like. I want everyone to participate by sharing the kind of interesting, funny, strange, educational life stories that we don’t have time to share when we all meet up together - think of it like a brilliant online issue of Readers Digest – except all the stories are by people you’ve known for years.

 

I think it could be really worthwhile to make a go of this, a fun resource for all of us to share and contribute to – maybe even our children and grandchildren will read about what we did during our student lives!

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