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These two Dublin women reminiscing about their 60-year-old friendship is lovely


WHILE WALKING THE streets of Dublin over the weekend, photographer Peter Varga of the Humans of Dublin Facebook page came across two ladies who’ve been friends for over 60 years.

And how they reminisced about their childhood growing up has gone viral on the Facebook page. They began:

We’re friends since boarding school! I remember when we were about fifteen, her parents had a caravan in a lovely place down in Wexford, by the sea. They allowed us to stay there for two full weeks, with another friend from school. I think this memory stands out for both of us so much because that was the first time we experienced such freedom. We had to take care of ourselves, and for the first time we had to cook and wash our clothes and do our shopping, but it was so much fun!

“I actually have a photograph from there too, I almost forgot about it! It’s great that you asked us, I haven’t thought of those times in ages!”

HOD1 Source: Peter Varga/Humans of Dublin

Alternating between each interviewee, they looked back on that summer holiday all those years ago:

I remember very clearly going into the swimming pool in Arklow, and they had a song called Jealousy from Billy Furry rafting over it.

With each line bringing out even more memories:

Oh, yes! I remember that too! And it was a beautifully sunny day and we were swimming and checking if there are any boys around… It was gorgeous time!

Leading to the best journey home for the pair of them:

It’s actually a very interesting feeling to think sixty years back with the same person beside me. You just gave us a new topic to discuss on the way back home!

Good times <3

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