A pleasant coincidence

@GardenGerty (130185)
United States
November 30, 2020 9:11pm CST
I was mentioning to the Physical Therapist that when I lived in McPherson I kept a YMCA membership and exercised a lot. She said she grew up in McPherson. We talked about schools, and teachers, etc. Her dad was my son's Gifted Education teacher in the 6th grade. Then he took a sabbatical before my daughter was that age. She always wanted to have him as a teacher. Not only that, but I drove her brother on the bus to go to some of his advanced classes. AND I remembered her. I used to see her around the schools when my son was in school.I would not have known her as this was years ago if she had not mentioned her dad being a teacher. He was a very good teacher. However, once I knew who she was, I could see that same wonderful smile, in her eyes. We were both wearing masks so I could not see her mouth. She has the same positive energy, though. I got more than I bargained for at Physical Therapy.
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@Tina30219 (61724)
• Onaway, Michigan
1 Dec
That is nice to see people from the old days.
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@GardenGerty (130185)
• United States
2 Dec
I like to see how people grew up.
@Tina30219 (61724)
• Onaway, Michigan
2 Dec
@GardenGerty Me also
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• Midland, Michigan
1 Dec
I like when things like that happen. It's a small world after all.
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@GardenGerty (130185)
• United States
2 Dec
Yes, it is. This family has done well meeting their goals.
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• Midland, Michigan
2 Dec
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@JudyEv (232541)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Dec
What a nice meeting that would have been.
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@GardenGerty (130185)
• United States
2 Dec
Yes, it was. It helped break the ice, as well.
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@prinzcy (13333)
• Malaysia
1 Dec
Well, it's a small world after all in the end
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@GardenGerty (130185)
• United States
2 Dec
Yes, it is.
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• Philippines
1 Dec
Looks like you made another great connection over that appointment.
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@GardenGerty (130185)
• United States
2 Dec
Yes, I did. She has worked with my husband before, as well.
• United States
2 Dec
that's wonderful y'all shared those memories, hon. particularly durin' these times, 'tis nice to meet someone with that kind'a history. kinda giggled 'bout her smile, i've been tryin' to 'xplain that to my granddaughter. she swears one cannot see such'n 'nothers voice nor eyes. warms the heart when folks're sincere.
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@GardenGerty (130185)
• United States
3 Dec
It is harder to see and sense expressions with a mask on. You have to make a strong effort. I get it that to many we look just like bland faces with no character. That is part of why I choose interesting fabric for my masks.
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• United States
4 Dec
@GardenGerty lots 'f folks've those masks with the clear plastic o'er the mouth area so's folks can see their 'xpressions, fer the hard 'f hearin' 'n deaf folks can read their lips. i'd think such'd be really hot? i dunno, i rarely venture outside'f my property these days...
@jaboUK (62273)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec
It's lovely to hear this and that you have so much from your past in common.
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@GardenGerty (130185)
• United States
3 Dec
It is encouraging to see her success. I have heard a lot of good about her before ever meeting her.
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@Courtlynn (69641)
• United States
1 Dec
That's really cool, and good you know her, kinda.
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@GardenGerty (130185)
• United States
2 Dec
It was nice. They were a good family.
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@FourWalls (30244)
• United States
1 Dec
It really is a small world, isn’t it! And what a pleasant blessing for you!
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@GardenGerty (130185)
• United States
2 Dec
Yes, she was very nice and helpful. I tend to think that there is "nothing wrong with me" and both my doctor and this therapist are reaffirming that I need to be taken care of. It is not in my head.
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@JESSY3236 (13760)
• United States
1 Dec
that's so cool.
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@GardenGerty (130185)
• United States
2 Dec
It is. I remember her as a really perky young lady.
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@BarBaraPrz (29276)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
1 Dec
Small world.
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@GardenGerty (130185)
• United States
2 Dec
Yes, it is.
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@DianneN (213018)
• United States
1 Dec
What a very pleasant coincidence!
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@GardenGerty (130185)
• United States
2 Dec
Made me smile.
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@just4him (231748)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Dec
That's great you know your therapist from when you were younger.
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@GardenGerty (130185)
• United States
2 Dec
And she was much younger.
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• China
1 Dec
It is a small world ! Both of you definitely felt pleasantly surprised.
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@GardenGerty (130185)
• United States
2 Dec
Yes, we did.
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@Fleura (12855)
• United Kingdom
1 Dec
What a nice coincidence! Hope the physical therapy helped as well!
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@GardenGerty (130185)
• United States
2 Dec
It has me started on the right track.
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