My imploring readers to let me know about them paid off. I heard from an absolutely delightful woman who has a home here in San Miguel and "shock of shock", a home within ten miles of where I lived when I lived across from NASA in Texas.
Now it gets even better, the business her husband is in is food-related, even Mexican food-related and he knows many, many of my former clients because in the 80's I designed more Mexican food restaurants (it was the hot trend) then anyone I know - all over the USA..........I'll keep going - we have mutual friends in San Miguel - that's not surprising, AND their favorite restaurant on Clear Lake is where my youngest daughter was married among other things.
We have emailed back and forth several times and I can hardly wait to have a cupa "something" when they get to town.
I mean what are the chances that she and I probably shopped at the same grocery stores - either in Texas or here in San Miguel?. She sent me a photo and she does look familiar.........so when we get together, we'll discuss IF we have met before.
It's right up there with the bizarre experience I had about 20 years ago in Caracas, Venezuela of all places. I'm in a restaurant and a woman at another table looked VERY famiiar to me. So I got up, walked over and introduced myself. Well, she did live in Cleark Lake, Texas but it was more then that. Our names meant nothing to either of us and after we sat and talked for about 30 minutes we discovered we had graduated from high school together in Louisiana. Zowee!
Six degrees of separation.
Another time I was on a plane coming back from the Netherlands and started talking to the man sitting next to me - he said, "Oh I'm going to Clear Lake to pick up a sailboat at Lakewood Yacht Club". I said, "Oh I belong to Lakewood, what boat?" It was the boat that I learned to sail on! Now Clear Lake is the fourth largest marina area in the USA - HOW could it be that boat?
Creepy huh? Shall I go on with the other stories? I LOVE when these kinds of things happen.
See you soon , my new friend!