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Old 06-09-2022, 05:08 PM
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Since we all look out for others on the site, I am wondering how many of us have connected with others. It could be in person, on the phone, or in private messages. In other words, a friendship that has formed off site due to proteacher.


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Old 06-09-2022, 05:53 PM
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I have established several friendships from PT- I think I've met at least 6 people in person (one was a brief and happy accident), and I have had wonderful and ongoing conversations with quite a few other people via pm. I consider PT friends to be an important part of my social group!
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Old 06-09-2022, 06:08 PM
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I consider PT friends to be an important part of my social group!
Me, too! Perfectly said.

Iíve met a few posters and Iím always amazed how much we have in common and how much I like you.

Many of you are real friends. I quote you. I care about you.
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Old 06-09-2022, 06:24 PM
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I have connected with several. While I havenít met anyone FTF, I have talked to one on the phone. Someday there will be a visit. I certainly feel connected to many people here.
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Old 06-09-2022, 07:40 PM
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I have three good friends that I made on PT. Four really but one passed away. I have never met any of them in person but we communicate through private messaging here on PT, by personal email and also on Facebook. They are each very special to me and I feel blessed to call them my friends.


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Old 06-09-2022, 07:47 PM
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I have met 2 FTF, 1 is a very special friend. Spoken on the phone with 4. And corresponded with several. I love snail mail. I am FB friends with 9.
However I really miss the regular connection offered before PT changed. PT felt like a safe family to me.


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Old 06-09-2022, 08:17 PM
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Iíve met some PTers in person and there are a few I consider real friends. Even without a irl connection I feel like I know so many of you and appreciate you are all a part of my life.
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Old 06-09-2022, 09:09 PM
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I have not met any in real life, but have exchanged PMs and snail mail.
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Old 06-09-2022, 11:47 PM
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Iím more familiar with some than others, mainly due to being FB friends with some.

I have met one person IRL. We went out to eat and walked on the beach when I was vacationing in her area. It was a good day.
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Old 06-10-2022, 03:55 AM
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I agree that my PT friends are real, and I feel close to more than one of you. Iíve only met one irl (so far!) but am fb friends with a bunch, and even zoomed with a group from our PT gratitude group during early Covid when we were zooming with everyone! (Iíd love to do that again once we get home and settled!)

I am so fortunate to have met such wonderful people, and a made some dear friends. I appreciate you more than I can say! Thanks for being there!


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Old 06-10-2022, 04:15 AM
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I haven't met anyone IRL but feel like PTers are friends and have communicated thru pms with several.
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Old 06-10-2022, 05:42 AM
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But I feel so close to many OT friends. Weíve shared a lot through the years. Even though weíve never met, we share a real bond.
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Old 06-10-2022, 06:14 AM
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I haven't met any in real life but I am friends with two or three thru emails and PM here on PT.
I am very grateful for PT and all of you that share your ideas, stories, and experiences.
PT is my go to place daily.
Thank you all for being such a caring, creative supportive community.
You got me through 41 years of teaching and these three years of retirement.
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Old 06-10-2022, 06:46 AM
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I have met many PT friends. I just saw one a few weeks ago! Good friends with a several!

Itís good to have ďimaginaryĒ friends! Thatís what my DD called you when I first started on this site! Sheís met at least 4 of my ďimaginaryĒ friends!
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Old 06-10-2022, 08:23 AM
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I've never met anyone FTF, but I have PMed a few people. I would like to meet people though.
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Old 06-10-2022, 08:56 AM
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Never met any in real life, but would love to.
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Old 06-10-2022, 12:47 PM
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I have no form of relationship with anyone here.
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Old 06-10-2022, 12:57 PM
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Iíve only met one in real life. It was great to meet someone from PT! We enjoyed a very pleasant lunch full of lively conversation, and we are hoping to get together again sometime this fall.

I truly appreciate everyone on PT!
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Old 06-10-2022, 02:04 PM
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I've met 2 in real life, but it's been MANY years ago now. We went to a restaurant that was halfway between our places. It was very fun getting to know them in person.

I don't think either are on here anymore.
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Old 06-10-2022, 03:50 PM
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I have a few good friends here on PT and I know they have my back. I do genuinely appreciate them.

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Old 06-10-2022, 04:49 PM
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This is such a special group of people! We all have something in common with our teaching careers and some of us have other things in common! Iím so happy that I found the land of Proteacher and all of you!
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Old 06-10-2022, 05:36 PM
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I have never met any pters in person but I have responded on pm. I will always appreciate the expertise I received when asking for advice, ideas, or just plain old honesty. I'm not on the pt facebook so I guess the groups will be enough to share ideas. . . etc.
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I have met some awesome people on PT.
Old 06-12-2022, 01:02 AM
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I treasure and appreciate two people on this thread ! 1 helped me greatly deal with the death o f my dad and the other the death of my mom.
It is nice to text or PM with someone who cares,but is not hurt by the person's death. There are things I wouldn't tell my family that I have told them. There is no sense if my sister is sad to tell her something that would make her cry. I love both people. Both have helped me through the grieving process immensely. I will always consider both good friends.
Also, I have had great friends and pen pal teachers on this site from Chicago, New York, and Florida for many years. We exchanged gifts, learning activities and supplies/ activities, and post cards for each student. I got to know, really appreciate, and like these 3 teachers too.
Then I am in a private group with people who I appreciate greatly too. The ones I have gotten to know have compassion, understanding, and humor.
At 1 time, I felt like PT was a wonderful community of people.
Lately though, I stick more with people I know. Before I retired, I never knew some things that went on on here.
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