Every now and then we come across someone whose life has been much like our own. Such is the case with a fellow blogger and me. Our paths crossed by reading one another's comments on other blogs which then led to reading one another's blogs and corresponding by emails.
Are we living parallel lives? You figure. The more we communicated, the more we found we had in common. To wit:
We both live in NC and are not far apart in age.
I went to school and was a nurse for several years at the largest hospital in the city where she now lives. I often played tennis in the same park that her husband now walks and plays with their dog. She has driven through our town here in the mountains and shopped at "my" yarn shop and bookstore.
We have both driven the same make of car for years. (Until Saturday when I got a different one.)
My husband practiced internal medicine for several years in a very small eastern NC town. The very same small town where her grandparents lived and where she visited often.
We both lived for a couple of years in Greenville, SC.
We both lived in WI for many years and both our husbands were somehow connected to life insurance companies.
Both our husbands have retired.
We both love to read and enjoy many of the same books.
We both share the same political opinions. Loudly and enthusiastically. "I saw the same thing and thought of you" is a commonly shared phrase.
My son and his wife and her daughter with her husband and her family live in the same Indiana city.
My son and her daughter live on the SAME STREET in that city.
That city was inundated with a huge snowstorm yesterday. This is a photograph of their street early in the storm. My blogger buddy's daughter sent it early in the storm.
The snow got much worse than this
So is this all a coincidence? Living in a parallel universe? Or were we separated at birth?
Or just damned lucky our paths have crossed? Isn't the Internet amazing?