Saturday, November 04, 2006

It is indeed a small world.

Patty over at Morning Ramble gave me premission to share this story. I have been reading her blog for just a few months now. I think she is a beautiful writer and I wish I could express myself as well as she does. So here is my story of how the internet has really shrunk the size of our world. My husband and I run a small business out of our home. I sometimes go with him to deliver and call on customers. Yesterday I went with him to Gatlinburg, Tennessee to call on a new customer of ours and to try to get a few good photos of the remaining fall foliage and some mountain shots. The location of the store is off the main drag, so there usually isn't very much foot traffic this time of year. There were only a few stores in the strip even open. I was passing the time by experimenting with my camera. I still haven't figured out all of the settings and I am anxious to improve the quality of the pictures I take so I decided to snap a few pictures of the buildings around. That wasn't very interesting so I took some pictures of workers moving some display units and snapped a picture of a young couple walking out of a store. "Hmmm",I thought, "they look just like Patty's son and new daughter in law. But is couldn't possibly be." I asked my husband when he came out of the store if he had noticed them. He said yes, and I told him I thought I knew them, when I told him how, he looked at me like I was crazy! LOL. He didn't think it was likely that it was them. I decided to keep the picture and compare it to her pictures of their wedding and low and behold...It WAS them! Isn't that wild? Well, I have to tell you the odds of us being in the same place and me having my camera are pretty slim considering I was only there for about 10 minutes and I usually don't have my camera with me and they were the only actual customers I saw, everyone else was a worker. I consider this to be extraordinary that it all fell in place, so here is the "stalker" picture I took. So just remember...It IS a small, small, world.

7 comments:

Patty said...

This is so amazing. We saw Stevens boss tonight and couldn't wait to tell him this story. It was shared at Emerys work today too and everyone was so amazed !

Lucy said...

Hi Carrie, This is indeed a amazing story! We went this summer to Gatlinburg. A beautifull area. I lov eto see your pictures ! I wish I was there now in the autumn.

Lucy

Clara....in TN said...

Hi Carrie, I just found your blog through Patti at Morning Ramble. We are not many miles apart. I live in Bristol (rather a little spot right outside of Bristol) called Bluff City. I can't wait to read all of your blog. The story was amazing about Patti's son and his wife. I'm sure I would have known them too. I have been to Norris State Park. My daughter lives just off 11W near Rutledge. I'm glad I found you!

Carrie J said...

Lucy, Tennessee is beautiful this time of year. I think they picked a great place to come for a honeymoon, even if it has been a little cold. I prefer the outdoors to the tourist attractions, but the shows are fun.
Clara, I know Rutledge very well, I go there every couple of weeks. It is so beautiful there. Have you ever been to the Tomato Festival? They grow some delicious ones there.

Clara....in TN said...

Yes, I have been to the Tomato Festival. Year before last, my daughter had a booth set up there, selling her goat milk soap, and other things she makes. We might have been there at the same time.

Patti said...

That is so cool!!!!

Christine said...

I can't believe this story. What a small world!!!