Have you ever seen someone in a totally different place then you expect to see them? When we were on vacation last week we went to Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, SC for a day at the beach. I promise vacation photos are on the way but I had to share this strange story with you today because of a phone call I received yesterday.
While we were eating
lunch at the picnic tables behind the dunes my son's girlfriend looked
at the family gathered at the next table and said "I think that girl
went to school with us." I thought- well you know a lot of
people look like other people and said as much but she kept saying that
she was almost sure. Then I saw one of the men at the table
had a Pine Bush T-shirt on. OMG- it was a family from our home area!
I told the kids to go say hi but they said they really did
not remember the girl's name and would have been embarrassed to say
something without knowing that much (this will seem strange to you who
don't know that the class they graduated with was almost 600
kids large). Anyway later we were getting ready to take a
tour of the Spanish-style castle Atalaya, former winter home and
studio of noted American sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington (AWESOME) and
the family passed by us to hear we were from Pine Bush and gave a shout
out. After that the kids finally remembered the girl's name
but the family was gone by the time we were done with the tour.
Fast forward to
yesterday when I got a call to set up an appraisal appointment for a
property I am acting as buyer's agent for in a sale. The
appraiser said his name and you guessed it - the same last name as the
girl on the beach. I said "Were you in South
Carolina last week?" He said "Was that you?" and we were both
stunned. Not only did we see another family from our home in
a different and distant location, eat lunch right next to them, and
tour the same house but we now will be working on the same deal.
It is truly a small
world and you never know who you will meet. I am just glad I
wasn't being wild and crazy when I saw him down there. It
could have been embarrassing!