Technology and the internet are connecting us all and the world is shrinking. Although this is true, my cousin's daughter encountered complete strangers, to her, by a serendipitous chance. She was, with her daughter, on a school trip to South Africa. An elderly English couple on the same flight got to talking with them as people will, when the flight is long and the entertainment has been exhausted. They discovered she was a Trefiak from this area and were beyond excited. John and Mary Thornton introduced themselves to my cousin's daughter, and explained the connection. My mother, who was an orphan, had lived with Mary and her family for four years. They had come to Canada for a visit thirty or so years ago and we had taken them to the Battle River. Gary barbequed huge, bloody moose steaks and they devoured them with delight. John went goose hunting with Gary and remembered the hunt still. I'm not sure why this couple in their late 80s, John may even be 90, were making the long trip to South Africa but it was a joy to hear about them. It is a small world.
I've been married a long time and often write about everyday events.