Did you have an imaginary friend?

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Did you have an imaginary friend? What did you do as a child that you wonder about now, about how could you ever believe that?--Al

-- Al Schroeder (al.schroeder@nashville.com), February 26, 2000


an only child, at least from a male viewpoint, to my way of thinking, always has a friend, a mentor, some one older, more experienced as an imaginary friend. my imaginary friend was "big bill" to my "little bill" and the durn guy wouldn't tell me any thing other than, "learn for yourself." so i would try, and most of the time fail. he would console me, sympathize with me, but would never laugh at me. he would propose an adventure and off we would go conversing with each other at a great rate. "big bill' and my dog "peggy" were with me all the time i was alone - - - when not alone, i could feel him in the background, but he never interfered. how could i believe that ? i was so lonely the question never entered my mind then, and he still seems real now. but don't send the white coaters after me yet.

-- doug (ionoi@webtv.net), February 27, 2000.


His name was Casey.

He got in a *lot* of trouble. That kid did all sorts of things I wasn't allowed to do...

I was such a weird kid.

-- andrea (renhold@nbnet.nb.ca), February 27, 2000.

I didn't have an imaginary friend, but in the Fourth Grade, my friend Debbie and I had pet golf balls. Mine's name was George, her's name was Oliver. At recess, we would take them to the sidewalk and bounce them for exercise.

-- Libby Meyer (lmeyer@mmind.net), February 29, 2000.

My mother said that as I was a pre-schooler, I spoke of a couple of girls, probably sisters, and a woman, pointing out the house they lived in. (My mom should have gone to the house to see who lived there.. but maybe I was picking up on who lived there at another time...)

-- Simplilo (Simplilo@aol.com), November 26, 2002.

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