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    Unhappy Searching for an old friend

    Hello All!

    I'm Lori.. I live in California, USA.

    I'm seeking an old friend, and hoping you all might help. I haven't much to go on, and it's hard to do UK searches from the US.

    Please tell me if I'm in the right place.

    My friend, who I've not seen in 20 years, is from Liverpool, and, according to his exwife (who gave the info grudgingly) he's back there today.

    He's now somewhere about 57-67 years old. His name is David. (and yes, I do know his last name, but I'm not sure that posting it publically is the right thing to do... help!)

    I remember that he was born in either Nov or May (better than nothing), that he has grown children, that he lived in the US (in Florida) for several years.

    I miss him, and we're not getting any younger. (no foolin' eh?)

    Can anyone there help me? I'd be so appreciative..

    Thank you all in advance for taking the time to read this, and even considering my request.

    Best Wishes-
    Lori


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    bumping again.. can't anyone help?

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    I think you're going to have to post a surname. Also, try on the Echo ex-pats bulletin board.

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    Smile Antipathos

    I didn't know if it was cool to do so...

    Well then, his name is DAVID BRIGHT.


    and if anyone knows David.. HELP!

    please?

    Lori

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    Smile Echo Ex Pats BB?

    Antipathos,

    Thank you for the suggestion- I've looked about, but haven't a clue on how to find said Bulletin Board.. could you point me, sil vous plait?

    Thanks muchly-
    Lori

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    Hi Lori

    Click here for the Echo forum, the Ex-Pats section is about halfway down the (long) page.

    Good luck

    Iain

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    Thank you!! Will do!!

    Any other ideas as well?

    hugs!
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    Hiya Lori
    welcome to Yo Liverpool

    have you looked on 192 people search
    http://www.192.com/search/people.cfm

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    Default Hi Mandy

    Thanks, yes.. but what's an Electoral Roll and how does one get further with the search?

    I think the issue is that I'm here, in the US (close to Haight/Ashbury, BTW!) and just don't "get" the search engine.

    Furthermore, I've not a clue where to go next.. I can't make a bundle of overseas calls to try and locate him. pooh.

    Any other advice? I really appreciate your help!

    Lor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori Burton View Post
    .. I can't make a bundle of overseas calls to try and locate him. pooh.

    Any other advice? I really appreciate your help!
    Go to www.vonage.com change your 'phone provider to them. The fee is $25 a month + taxes and includes calls to all the USA,Canada and 5 European countries including the UK and Ireland. I have used them for almost 3 years and it is a great service.
    You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.
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    Default thanks, but

    for business purposes, I can not. So I'm stuck with looking this way, and praying I'll get lucky.

    I so appreciate your time!!

    Best-
    Lor

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    Hiya Lori ,
    There is a David Bright b 1942 Seaforth Liverpool , do you think this could be him ?

    Karen

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    Default !!!

    Could be, Karen! That's the most exciting news I've heard yet! Certainly, the age is about right... did what you found offer any other info? Also, how did you do that, and may I hug you now?? I am SO grateful for the assistance!!

    Lori

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    Lol,
    Don't build your hopes up hun , it may not be him , I have e mailed him only to ask if he ever lived in the USA,
    he is /was a member of GR, Just hope he's still a member & replies , then you'll know for sure . As soon as hear i'll post on here , then you can take over .

    Karen x

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    Hi there!

    What's "GR"?

    I'm not going to get too excited, I know that "David Bright" is a common-ish name, and there may well be several in the area.. but I *am* excited that you took the time to help, and I thank you so much for your efforts, even if they don't result in finding the David I seek.

    You're a doll!

    hugs-
    Val

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    Hi Val .
    No problem , glad if i can help in anyway ,
    sorry i should have said , GR is a family history website for tracing your family , It's Genes Reunited ,

    Fingers crossed he responds
    Karen x

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    Thank you SO much! If you have any other ideas on where I might look, I'd very much appreciate the guidance!

    hugs-
    Val

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    Karen-

    Hi again- I think it's the middle of the night on your side of this big pond, but here it's naptime for the rugrats, so I'm online!

    I was wondering, besides the geneology site, are there other big reunion type sites in the UK that don't charge? Here in the US, we have several, but of course, they're of no use to me!

    I tried "Friends Reunited", but of course they charge like $20 to send a note once you've accessed the profiles. I'll never use this option again, as I'm looking for no one else in the UK.

    Any other thoughts? Thanks for helping me, I truly appreciate it!

    hugs-
    Lor
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    Hi Val .
    I'm not on Friends Reunited , but i know people who are , would you like me to ask them for you , Only thing is i think you need the school attended ,
    As yet our Mr Bright has not replied .
    Speak to you soon
    Karen

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    Hi Karen-

    Ah, Friends Reunited must be like our ClassMates. I was able to search for "David Bright" there, and I located several in the approximate age range, but when I sent a note, I got a "pop up" that said (basically) "Oh! You want us to deliver that? Well, THAT will cost ya!" hahahah!

    I'd *love* it if one of your friends would send notes to the 'David Bright collection', but it seems a lot to ask...

    hugs-
    Lor

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    Hiya Lori.
    I've not forgotton you hun , Just had no response sorry . Do you know if he still lives in the Merseyside area , ?
    I will keep you updated
    Karen x

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    Default hi karen-

    I so appreciate your help on this..

    No, I don't know if he lives in Merseyside, or, for that matter, where he might be. His exwife told me he'd gone "back to Liverpool" and that's all I know. Not much to work on, I'm afraid!

    Thanks for being so gracious!!

    hugs-
    Lori

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    Hiya Lori ,
    Your request for David was in our Liverpool Echo this evening so hopefully someone out there will get in touch , fingers crossed for you .
    Keep in touch
    Karen ,xx

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    Oh! Terrific! (what did it say?)



    xoxo
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    Hiya Lori .
    It's under the heading "SCOUSERS ABROAD"
    it gives your full name + maiden name , e mail addy, Calafornia USA.

    Twenty years ago I had a friend called David Bright , At the time we both lived in Florida , but sadly life took us in different directions , a few years ago i ran into his ex girlfriend who informed me that he had moved back to Liverpool , I would love the help of the Echo & it's many readers .
    David would be around 63yrs old now give or take a few yrs .

    Hope you get some response Lori , if he's back in Liverpool someone must know him ,

    Speak to you soon
    Karen x

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    Lori .
    Did David ever mention his siblings names ??????
    I've had a reply from a Gillian Bright who has a brother David ,
    I've just e mailed her to ask if he ever lived in Florida .

    Karen x

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    Hiya Lori ,
    Looks like we've found your man This David did indeed live in America ! Is it ok for me to pass your e mail addy on to his sister ?
    Love Karen

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    Default YES!!

    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES..

    Is that enough yeses??

    Thank you SOOOOO much!!

    xoxoxo
    Lori

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    Smile Karen-

    now that my feet are back on the ground (ahem)

    I'm almost positive David had a sister named Gillian, so I'd put money on this being the right guy.

    Very exciting!

    Do you have my email address already? Or do I need to send it to you? Obviously I'm not going to post it publically if I can avoid it!

    I can't tell you how exciting this is. I'm really delighted. I haven't spoken to David in 20 years.

    To you, my Dear, I send a HUGE HUG! This has been a cruddy week here (my Mom had major surgery, my inlaws are staying here- ugh. the list goes on) and you've totally brightened my life! Thank you immesureably for all you've done!

    hug hug hug!!
    Lori

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