"It's a small world after all"

@ElicBxn (60053)
United States
January 17, 2012 9:51pm CST
Come on everyone - SING! Hold hands and sing "It's a small world after all"! All right, you guys who know me, know I say that while Austin is the 14th largest city in the U.S., its like a small town to me. So... we've been having these young people coming over and helping us get the house for the new roommate. We've had our friend, "S"'s, daughter over - now called "A1". We've had the other roommate, "OR", and another friend's 4 sons, "J1" though "J4". Last Friday we had a couple of "A1"'s friends come and help as well, "A2" and "T". Today, "A2" came back again and helped, we had some painting to do while the new shed was to be constructed today and "A2" also helped me put up my horses and other pretties in the kitchen. Then, she got a phone call from her dad who was picking her up. She turned to me and said "Dad says he knows you." !!!! THEN she tells me her last name! And that her father just pulled up. I run outside and give him a big old hug! Yes, I do know her family, I know several members of his family as well, one of his older brothers for even longer than I've known him. Or, as I told his daughter, I knew him when he was in HIGH SCHOOL! This made "A1" just flabbergasted. She couldn't believe that I've actually known her friend longer than she's known her, tho I haven't see her since she was about 7. So, while she happened to live way south of me, and I haven't seen her in over 10 years, I have been on Facebook with her family a bit - not that I'm talking on Facebook much, but we are game friends... Now "A1" is insisting that her folks meet "A2"'s folks to close the circle - what ever that means... So, have you ever discovered that a friend of a friend is a mutual friend? Or, in this case, the daughter of a friend is friends with the daughter of another friend from some unrelated circle of friends? That actually happened in the case of Maggiepie's first boss with the University, this gal had been one of my childhood playmates...
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@ShepherdSpy (8563)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
18 Jan 12
I was reading a story this past week about a Young couple who'd hooked up at university..and When He brought the Girlfriend home to Meet Mom, Mom realised when she had a bit of back story that the Girl's Mom had been an old Friend from when they were both Pregnant and going to pre-natal classes..they'd lost touch when the Friend moved away,but then Mom went up to the attic and brought down photos of Her son's first birthday party..and there was Her Friend and Her Friend's Daughter..the New Girlfriend had been at the Son's first Birthday!
@ElicBxn (60053)
• United States
19 Jan 12
Wow, that's almost spooky - I'd bet if they had stayed close, they would've been too close to consider being more than just friends...
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
20 Jan 12
Yep,it could have been weird if they'd grown up almost as close as cousins...but isn't the girl or boy next door seen as a romantic cliche?
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
18 Jan 12
SOrt of hap[pen to me on fb the name didnt really get me when they asked to be friends then it said I was friends with one of his friends whic turned out to be his mother that I have known since 85 and had seen him a couiple of time I think about 87 or 88 and he remebered me sweet kid!
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@ElicBxn (60053)
• United States
18 Jan 12
I have had people remember me from being kids, but I have a lousy memory and really have no idea who they are!
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
18 Jan 12
ran into a girl I went to school with at my moms furnural veiwign I had to ask who she was while talking to her she had changed so much I never wopuld have reconized her if she hadnt told me
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@GardenGerty (90274)
• Marion, Kansas
18 Jan 12
You have my head spinning, but I do know lots of people and I know their connections or sometimes I find that they know someone where I come from that I know. I knew someone here in town whose wife was the twin of a woman who lived two blocks from my mom, in a different state. I know someone whose sister lives two blocks from my dad. I have several mutual friends in various circles.
@ElicBxn (60053)
• United States
18 Jan 12
I used to get asked if I had a sister by the name of my sister, but 9 times out of 10 they meant another person of the same name who just happened to look more like me than my sister did at the time!
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@GardenGerty (90274)
• Marion, Kansas
18 Jan 12
I had someone ask me recently about a relative, that is not. There was a lady I would see in Walmart frequently, and I always called her by the name of someone else, forgetting that it was her look alike.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
19 Jan 12
I have had a friend of a friend to a circle and not realize the connection until later. It is a small world for sure.
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@ElicBxn (60053)
• United States
19 Jan 12
Yeah, kind of like Maggiepie telling me about her great boss and it turned out to be one of my former playmates as a child.
@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
19 Jan 12
I'm glad that you have made connections with old friends. Shortly after we moved to this area, a man that I didn't know came knocking at our door. It turns out that he had been in the navy with my husband back w hen they 18 or 19 years old. Since that time, my husband had switched over to the Air Force and was only a few years short of retirement. His friend had seen him somewhere and had hunted him down.
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@ElicBxn (60053)
• United States
19 Jan 12
That is pretty strange, but sounds not unlike what might happen to me. I've actually looked for a gal who I went to college with, but she's probably long since changed her name.
@mentalward (14716)
• United States
18 Jan 12
Isn't it awesome to bump into old friends? I don't have a story as wild as yours but I agree that it's a small world. Way back when, I started a new job and met everyone, although no one stuck out as someone I knew or had known although one woman had the same last name as me. After a few weeks, I was talking with her about my father and sister who had muscular dystrophy. Her eyes widened but she didn't say anything, at least not until the next day. She came into work with a photograph and brought it to me. She announced that her husband was my father's first cousin and pointed out my grandfather and her husband's father in the photo. She explained that my mentioning the muscular dystrophy in my family rang a bell so she went home and talked with her husband about it and he produced the photo. Most of my father's family didn't want anything to do with his father once his father married my grandmother because she was a total, uhh, b*tch. (Her nickname was "The General". Really not a nice person.) So, I grew up not even knowing that this part of the family existed. What an awesome surprise. Oh, and this was a small company we both worked at with no more than 15 employees. What are the odds that I'd run into a relative (by marriage) I didn't even know I had? Yep, it's definitely a very small world.
@ElicBxn (60053)
• United States
19 Jan 12
That's no odder than going from a unit of nearly 50 people to one of 15. In the larger unit, only 2 people who shared a birthday, but in the smaller there were 3 pairs of shared birthdays.
@arjunm (439)
• India
18 Jan 12
The aspect of World is totally enlargeable area. but the inner thing is that our attitude is now going to be brief about world. the world is small that's your own choice.
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@ElicBxn (60053)
• United States
18 Jan 12
did you even read my discussion? or just at the title?