Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Small World, Eh?

This is a nice "small world" story that happened to me. The world is a big place, so when our global village shrinks down, it makes me smile.

My older brother lives in New Jersey. He and his wife have two kids and a nice suburban life just outside of New York City. Recently friends of theirs announced they were moving to Texas. Now, remember - Texas is a BIG place, so they did not make the connection that their friends would ever cross paths with my family.

Coincidentally these folks moved in three blocks away from where I live. My brother could not believe it when he learned that his close friend was in my zip code. Emails were exchanged and this weekend we met them for lunch. Our kids are the same ages and became fast friends. The kids had a great time together making new friends, as did the grown-ups.

It makes me laugh that on this crazy planet with billions of people sometimes things can be so simple. What are the odds that my brother's neighbor would end up right down the street.

Nutty stuff.

Have A Great Day.



Anonymous said...

I love small world stories like that. Thank you for making me smile. :)

Anonymous said...

Stay small and stay connected. Nice snippet.

Unknown said...

Well let's see here.. there are what, 200 million pieces of real estate in America? And 84 homes within a 3 block area of your home... so that would make the odds 199,916 to 1. (Where are the math majors when you need them ;)

Ditto - nutty stuff!