Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Small-town life (long-distance edition)

Last Friday night, we went to the university choir concert downtown. The director of the choirs is a recent acquaintance and our own director (a grad student in music education) was singing. Before the concert began, I heard a woman behind me talking about being here from Maine for a month to do research. I turned around and said "Hey, I'm from Maine." One thing led to another, I mentioned the name of the island where we have a summer camp, and the next thing I know she's saying "Your parents went to my wedding!" She is the daughter-in-law of my parents' friends. She's been here for a month and I had no idea! Six thousand miles from home, and this kind of thing still happens to me.

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