Venn diagram of life
Thursday March 03rd 2011, 11:06 pm
Filed under: Family,Life

While we were in San Diego:

“Your ring!”

What about my ring?

“Your ring!” she couldn’t get over it.  Then, finally, “Conway had that ring!”

I explained that during one of the times I’d been very ill my more standard wedding ring didn’t fit anymore and I’d started wearing this one, since my husband didn’t mind: four turquoise stones, one for each of our children. (I didn’t add, and the fact that it needs to be polished and paid attention to to keep its shine I find to be a good reminder.)

Conway had had that exact same ring, and clearly he wore it enough that she remembered it.

Wow. I had no idea.

And then my daughter-in-law’s aunt went on to tell me a story to match my own: her father, as a young dad, had been a reporter in the next county and happened to come and take a picture near the university here of an adorable little boy and his daddy; it got published in the paper.

A couple decades later, he found himself telling her, Wait, that name rings a bell…

She married that little boy. And that daddy was Conway.

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Gee, that story should ring a bell.

Comment by Don Meyer 03.04.11 @ 7:41 am

No coincidences. Beautiful. (I’m sure the ring is too.)

Comment by Channon 03.04.11 @ 8:34 am

amazing — I always get that little “hair raising on the back of my neck” feeling when I hear this kind of story — neat!

Comment by Bev 03.04.11 @ 9:37 am

It’s a small world after all….it’s a small, small world! I met my husband through my cousins. Years later, I was astonished to learn that his mother and aunt went to high school with my Dad.

Comment by DebbieR 03.04.11 @ 8:07 pm

What is that phrase about 6 degrees of separation?

Comment by Knitnana 03.05.11 @ 8:57 pm

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