The world goes round and round
Sunday October 14th 2012, 10:10 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends,Life

Wait, I said as she turned to me as I walked into church, you look familiar…

She told me afterwards that in that moment, she was trying to remember, was Alison the name of the mom or the oldest daughter? But she remembered my name, whichever one of us it applied to, because it was her twin’s name and her own daughter’s.

She and her husband are friends from church who moved away 15 years ago, back for a visit. They wanted to show their kids the California sights, since they hadn’t really been old enough to remember (or weren’t born yet.) And they wanted to see old friends.

Meantime, there was a speaker from a neighboring ward, and he’d only recently moved into the area. He mentioned they’d come from New York. I went up to him after the meeting and said, okay, this is a long shot but by any chance do you know Boyd and Carolyn R…

His face totally lit up. YES! I worked with him on…

Carolyn’s my sister.

He loved it.

And California became, in that moment, just a bit more familiar and comfortable of a place.

(p.s. I once saw one of the weinermobiles driving the main drag three blocks away, but never anything like this in our neighborhood.)

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I’m the substitute d’var Torah presenter two weeks from now. You know the story, Avaham and Sarai. I’ve been thinking that I’m going to talk about journeys, physical and then segue into spiritual. Well, it looks like I have another “journey” story to allude to! :). Thanks Alison

Comment by Afton 10.15.12 @ 5:29 am

No coincidences. Small world indeed.

Comment by Channon 10.15.12 @ 6:17 am

those pictures of the shuttle on a street gives me a real understanding of just how massive it is!

Comment by Bev 10.15.12 @ 8:57 am

Weinermobiles, indeed! And you are not likely to see that kind of sight again!

Comment by Don Meyer 10.15.12 @ 9:30 am

Hi Alison!
So, I was updating my Etsy site and putting Wrapped In Comfort on it. Went looking at competitive prices to see if they were still going for the list price or less….. the cheapest I found it online is 70.00!!! And that was a used price!!! Someone has it for 245.00!!!!! WOW! WOW! WOW!!

Any idea why it’s so “golden” today??

Congratulations! Your book is a collectors item!!


Comment by Pamela Bell 10.15.12 @ 11:23 am

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