Thankfully, my mother was able to find my old yearbooks with no trouble. It was a little difficult coordinating the research over the phone, but she eventually found the two names I was looking for. These people, my old friends, are Daniel Fredrickson and Erin Lassiter.
Besides names, I had no other contact information for either of them until I looked on the website of our old high school. I was able to find a list of the colleges to be attended by all of our graduating class, including both of them. Daniel is currently at Western Carolina University, Erin at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. It’s odd that I didn’t hear anything about them in high school, even if we had grown apart. It’s almost as if they hadn’t attended with me.
It took a little research, but I was able to find both cell phone numbers on the contact pages of their respective university websites. I called them both yesterday.
Daniel was helpful enough. He seemed genuinely concerned with what’s going on and I think he might lend a hand in trying to solve this. To my surprise, he told me that he also received a letter in the mail along with the same photo that was sent to me. I plan on keeping close contact with him for the time being.
I wish I had gotten more information from Erin, but she almost seemed to be in a hurry to end the call. She dismissed my story as silly, claiming to not remember who I am. I can’t blame her for that, as I didn’t remember her either. Still, she seemed a bit dismayed and even slightly angry that I brought the subject up at all. She eventually said she had somewhere to go and wouldn’t answer her phone later that evening.
I finally feel like I have a lead, and I only hope that the trail doesn’t go dead. I’ll be calling Daniel soon to find out what was in the letter he received.