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  • It's a Small World

    We (the USA) are a country of over 300,000,000 people yet things in my life continue to make me feel it really is a small World. I have started this Thread so I can share some of mine and others can share some of theirs.

    Mark
    Last edited by ToUtahNow; 07-29-2009, 10:57 PM.
    "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

    I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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    Okay here is my first one. My middle son Jared has resigned as a Police Officer in Los Angeles to pursue his lifelong dream of being a fulltime helicopter pilot. He left Los Angeles on Sunday morning to head to Louisiana for a 3-week training class for his new employer. Today during his first day in the class he was visiting with one of the guys in the class and found out the guy was stationed in Germany with my son Jaysen. Outside of being a fellow pilot the guy was also Jaysen’s church leader at the time. As a matter of fact, Brenda and I had the opportunity to meet this same guy when we traveled to Germany to attend a grand daughters Baptism.

    Mark
    "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

    I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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    • #3
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      Joined Air Force in Pensacola, FL in Nov of 1978 at age of 25. Got stationed in Minot, ND in June of '79. Minot is about 30 miles south of Canada (waaaay north). Summer of '80 playing softball against local team in town. Get up for my first at bat when all of the sudden from shortstop I hear "Danny?". (no announcers mind you) I look out and there is a friend of mine I went to High School with, hadn't seen in 8 years, didn't remember he had joined Air Force straight out of high school, didn't know he got stationed at Minot years earlier, married a local girl, gotten out and stayed in Minot.

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      • #4
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        Wow I hope you guys were able to visit for a while.

        Mark
        "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

        I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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        • #5
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          Okay here is another one with the same two sons. My son Jaysen was stationed at Fort Campbell in Kentucky and had just returned from Iraq. While he was gone he had decided to buy a new Victory motorcycle with his combat bonus after he returned. After exhausting the selections of Victorys at the local dealerships he called me and asked for help finding one with the color and equipment he wanted. I pulled some strings with some friends from the factory and found one at a dealership in Indiana. Jaysen loaded the wife and kids in the car and headed to Indiana. The dealer had the exact bike Jaysen wanted so they started writing up the paperwork. While Jaysen was filling out the paperwork the dealer suddenly asked if he had a brother who owned a Super Cross team. As it turned out several years earlier Jared had stopped there to have some race bikes rebuilt while his team was headed to the East Coast.

          Mark
          Last edited by ToUtahNow; 03-24-2008, 11:19 PM.
          "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

          I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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          • #6
            Re: It's a Small World

            Well mine are quite as good as your guys, but i always have some weird things pop up. I lived in a different area from when i was born up till i was 8yrs old. Hours away from where i live now. I moved after the 1st grade in my old elementary school. I did a job 2 yrs ago, a week after i went up to my old area just to see how things were, and the house that i went to was my 1st grade teachers house who had moved into my area. No big deal, but kinda ironic after just visiting the old stomping grounds and seeing my old school.
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            • #7
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              Some what similar we moved when I was in 5th grade to the opposite end of the San Fernando Valley. Soon after was Halloween and as we were trick or treating I learned my third grade teacher from the old school lived three doors down from our new house.

              Mark
              "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

              I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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              • #8
                Re: It's a Small World

                Somewhat similar again,

                After years of moving around with my work and deciding to start a new carreer at the age of 29, I was building a new home two hours away from where I lived at the time.

                When closing on my home in the Delta, I was actually selling it to a friend from High School who was moving to the delta.

                While I was fininshing my new home in Central Mississippi, a guy building a home about 1/4 mile down the road (also building a new home) stopped by to see who I used for my roofer. We kind of looked each over for a minute and started asking questions, turned out he and I once spent the night together in County Jail for a fight that broke out during a crawfish boil in Hammond, LA.

                Yep, it is a small world.

                Regards,

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                • #9
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                  Actually, that should have been a Parish Jail since they dont call them counties in Louisiana.

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                  • #10
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                    since this is called a small world, i'll get the one for the farthest story

                    in 1989 i spent some time in fiji. was on a small boat to a private island and there was another american who was also going too.

                    the problem was he was escaping the rental car company after he wrecked 2 cars.

                    5 years later i bumped into him in los angeles at a store

                    gets better.


                    2004 joey and i were on our honeymoon in venice. we were at the trevi fountain in rome. i overheard a person talking among hundreds of other tourist there. i walk up to him and ask him if he was in fiji in 1989. if he crashed some rental cars

                    it was him although he had some explaining to do. his current wife wasn't aware of the story

                    now that's a small small world

                    rick.
                    phoebe it is

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                    • #11
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                      My baptist minister showed up in the porno section at the video store
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                      • #12
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                        Awkward for you both ey. Pry more so on his part. Maybe he was just there to make sure none of his flock were somewhere they should'nt have been

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
                          My baptist minister showed up in the porno section at the video store

                          Looking for nuns on the run??
                          The History of Sanitary Sewers Good site on the history of sanitary sewers and cleaners

                          www.thedrainsquad.net Our website

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                          • #14
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                            The wife and I went to an auction about 80 mies west of where we lived. While standing among the crowd, we struck up a conversation with the lady next to us. After a short period of time she said I looked familiar and we started quizing each other as to where we might have run into each other. Finally she asked where I went to high school and after I responded, she said "Oh, did you by any chance know Jim R.?" I replied " I am Jim R." Turns out we were neighbors when we were kids and went to the same Elementary school. This was about 45 years later.

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                              I was visiting with a window expert on a project in Las Vegas and learned he lived about a mile away from me. I asked him how long he had lived there and he told me he lived there since he moved from his mom's home in Pacomia. As I had also grown up in Pacomia I asked where he lived in Pacomia. As it turned out we grew up 10-doors apart and he went to school with my younger brother.

                              Mark
                              "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                              I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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