These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Sunday, April 25, 2010

"Old" faces and names

Four years ago next month I started this blog. At the time, I was back in Kansas City after my husband had passed away, and I was getting my house ready to sell so I could move to New Mexico. One of the people who came to my blog via another blog was Cameo. I don't remember whose blog was the conduit, but it was someone who lived far away and who I didn't know personally. Neither did Cameo, I'm sure.

Over a few weeks, Cameo and I discovered that we both lived in KC. And not long before I left KC, we arranged to meet. She is a dancer and had choreographed a musical at an outdoor theater. I attended one of the shows, met Cameo, watched her eldest son perform, and sat with her family during the performance. It was a hot summer night, and I fanned her baby girl. And I enjoyed the evening so much.

Last night I was checking Facebook and I saw that Cameo had a new friend. I skimmed on past and then went, "Whoaaa!" I backed up the page and saw the name of Gina, a woman (she was more a girl at the time) that I worked with for several years in Kansas City! In fact, I think I hired her, although it was around 20 years ago and I hired probably over 200 people in my tenure, so who I hired and who I inherited is blurry. At any rate, I knew this young woman since she was just a "wee one,"** studying for her Bachelor's degree. When I last talked with her she was studying for her doctorate, and I'll be very surprised if she has not completed it. She is one of the most determined people I've ever met. **Both Cameo and Gina are the age of my youngest, so babies in my eyes. :)

Now, all these years later, I discover that these two women, from very different parts of my life and different times in my life, were classmates in high school! How amazing is that? The world of the internet makes us much closer than most of us ever thought we might be. It has opened doors, swept away miles, given new friendships and renewed old one. My daughter is 1800 miles away from me, but on most days, I feel very close with the internet and texting via cellphones. I love that. What an amazing and appreciated technology!

I'm waiting to be "friended" by Gina. I'm eager to catch up and see where her life has taken her in these last few years since we last spoke. Yeah, the internet is good. :)


  1. Because of the internet, I have been able to connect with my old high school friends, class of 1952 and even the younger ones who were classmates of my brothers. I love the internet. Back when I first started using the internet, most of my peers did not even own a computer, but times change and now a good many of them enjoy the joys of the internet.

  2. I was a "front runner" where the internet is concerned, too. I'm glad, though, cause I wouldn't want to have missed much that has come my way. :)

  3. I've always believed that "It's a small world". My oldest daughter had proof of that this weekend. Ran into an old beau while with her current one! They live in different states! I believe she wasn't as excited as you were, poor dear! Love Di ♥

  4. LOL, Di! I bet she was not!

    Once my husband and I, from NM, were on a mountain top in CO, up around 12,000-14,000 feet, and I turned around and there was his cousin's wife from OK! His cousin was walking a way down the hill, and when he came back we had the biggest laugh about that. What were the odds?

  5. I love the "small world" in which we live.

    ~hippo hugs~

  6. I alway love 'small world' stories. It seems like the older we get the smaller the world gets and technology is making staying connected so much cooler.

  7. MJ, it is amazing and so much fun!

  8. Wow, how great is that. I love how paths cross and intertwine.


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