It’s a small, small world
by: Marilyn Farrell
Life may be bigger here… but it’s still a small, small world.
I thought I had the ultimate “small world story” when I discovered that the woman who bought our house was actually moving in to Emerald Heights RIGHT across the hall from me! What a small world.
Then my friend Gen shared this remarkable coincidence. When she first met and chatted with Bev, a new resident at Emerald Heights, the subject of Boise, Idaho came up within the first 10 minutes of conversation.
Bev said, “I was only in Boise once, but I rescued a woman from a snowdrift there.”
“Really?” Gen replied. “That woman was me!”
Here’s the story.
It seems that many years ago Gen, her husband Ted and their son were at their Boise, Idaho cabin. Ted and her son were off for one last conquest of the slopes. Gen was to pick them up on the way to the airport to head home.
The snow was quite deep all around, but Gen had planned ahead and parked the car back and clear of the sloping roof, which often dumped its snow load on the ground where the car was usually parked. Sure enough, the snow had slid off the roof into a huge mountain of snow between the front door and the car.
Luckily, the car was free and clear, but she had to get around the huge snowdrift. As she was navigating around, she fell into a tree well on the side and got stuck. No matter how she tried, could not she free herself.
Luckily a woman was walking by with her dogs. Gen yelled to her. The lady tried and tried, but she couldn’t budge Gen either. So the lady ran off to solicit the help of some men working on cabin nearby that she had passed. The workers came and were able to extricate Gen.
And now, the woman who just happened to be walking by when Gen needed rescuing in Boise is one of her new neighbors at Emerald Heights.
Meanwhile, back at Emerald Heights…
In comparing vacation plans with Kay Wallin, VP of Marketing, I discover that she and her husband would be on the same Hawaiian island during the same week as me.
That was a coincidence, but imagine our surprise when we both happened to choose Mama's Fish House for lunch there on the same day. We arrived within a few minutes of each other for a completely unexpected reunion.
It’s a funny and fun world here!