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Old Today, 01:52 PM
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Whether that be an old friend , an old boss or an old teacher

I was on hoilday in Thailand when I bumped into someone I worked with in Germany .
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Old Today, 01:55 PM
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our vet at a fabric/sewing store (we are both male).
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Old Today, 02:01 PM
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Two years after we moved from New York to Florida, we were on our way to New York for a visit. It was summer and really hot. In South Carolina, saw one of those stands advertising cold watermelon and I managed to get my parents to stop. Just a few minutes later, here came the family that had lived a couple of houses down the road. They were on their way to Florida for a visit with relatives, and their son, who had been in my grade in school and my best buddy, had badgered them to stop for cold watermelon.

Another one is sort of like bumping into someone I knew. I worked at a tire and auto service in Vero Beach, Florida. It was Christmastime and a guy stopped in with a flat tire. I noticed he had New York plates and we got to talking while the tire was repaired. He mentioned he was from Rome where I had a lot of relatives and that he was a teacher. I said that I had an uncle who worked for a school there as a janitor. He asked the name of my uncle and when I told him he had a good laugh. Turned out that he and my uncle had lunch together every at at the school.
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Old Today, 02:03 PM
Location: SoCal
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My husband and I were on the 3rd day of a drive from SoCal to Austin, TX. We’d stopped in the little town of Ozona, TX, just off I-10, to walk our dogs in their local town square and get some lunch at a taco shop.

As we walked across the grass under the shade of the trees, I heard someone call my name.

It was the daughter of former next door neighbors we’d had in NorCal some 30 years earlier. They’d also stopped there for lunch and were also just passing through.
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Old Today, 02:07 PM
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Middle school teacher on a flight from California to Baltimore on Southwest Airlines about 30 years after I'd seen him last. He taught math; I nicknamed him Paul E. Nomial.
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Old Today, 02:11 PM
Location: Rosa’s Cantina
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I went to a community college in Florida 80-82, had an English teacher, Mrs, R. In 91 or 92 I was changing planes in Detroit and I was assigned a seat that was also assigned to someone else, Mrs R, who I had not seen since 80-82!
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Old Today, 02:28 PM
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Years ago I was in the Alabama Hills region of California. For those not familar, many of the old Westerns were filmed there. It was winter and really cold. I had not seen a soul all day. As night approached I was taking pictures of a rock formation. Two people drove to the deserted trailhead and walked to my location. They were friends from New York who I had not seen for years who stopped to take a picture of the same rock formation.
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Old Today, 02:39 PM
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Getting off of our ship in Greece and running into a group of good friends from another state on the dock getting back to their ship
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Old Today, 02:42 PM
Location: Central NY
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Ummm, let's see. Two times in hospital after surgery. Once in rehab for TKR. The first two places, people who didn't know I was in the hospital somehow found it out and came to visit. Coming out of anesthesia, I'm not good company. Somehow they did not understand why I kept falling asleep. Oh well.
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Old Today, 02:43 PM
Location: too far from the sea
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One time I was gazing into a store window in Luxembourg when a couple came along. I didn't say anything or even look at them. Finally one said my name. When I looked, they were old friends of the family, my parents' best friends! Luxembourg? It was the only time I've ever been there.
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