World's collide again! I was riding with one of the new guys at work today and got to chatting. Where are you from? Have you always lived here? and that sort of thing. I gave him the quick version of Goderich, Kitchener, Goderich, Kitchener, Toronto, Kitchener.
He said, "Toronto, eh? I used to live around Jane and St. Clair."
To which I replied, "We used to live on Foxwell."
He: "Foxwell? No way! I had relatives on Foxwell from waaaay back."
Me: "We used to live in my husband's grandparents' house."
He: "What were their names?"
Me: "Helen Bevelled (*name changed)"
He: "Hm. I used to get a card every year with two dollars in it from Auntie Helen - who wasn't actually related to me, but was close with the family and just a really nice lady."
So we delved into this a bit further. His mom ended up calling his cell phone out of the blue, which she never does. He asked her more about it. Yup. Same lady. She also knows Jean-Paul's mom and knows where they live and such. I called Jean-Paul's mom and said, "Do you know Betty Ribbit (*name changed)." She recalled the name and gave me some more family history. Turns out the families lived right next to each other at one point!!"
Way too weird! Some guy I barely know used to get $2 in a card a couple times a year from the woman whose engagement ring I now wear.
Everyone. One more time, "It's a small world after all. It's a small world after all......."