Such great news Louise! I am so happy for you!
I also love Trader Joe's! LOVE LOVE LOVE! :)
Something pretty neat happened to me last night.
A few months back, I joined classmates.com, I noticed some one who sounded like it may be a great friend I had in elementary school visited my classmate profile-it just showed she looked at it, but didn't leave a message. So I messaged her, and asked her if she was who I thought she was, I gave her VERY little information. As I didn't want it to be some one else trying to scam me. Well, she didn't have the pay for classmates, so couldn't read my message tell last night. Then she messaged me. It was for sure her! She new enough info that it had to be her.
We haven't heard from each other since second grade. But, we were VERY VERY good friends. So good, when her family left, they left my family all their belongings-car, fridge, freezer, furniture, etc. And promised to build us a hut to come and visit them and stay in.
See, they were from Kenya. Her father was a botanist, who found out how to grow rice with out water! This was during the drought/famine in Africa. And guerrilla's were after her father, to kill him because of this information. They wanted the people to starve to death. He came here to America to teach at a local college in my home town-his findings. After a while though his work visa was over, and he had to leave America. They went to Ghana where his mother in law lived, and were hoping the guerrilla's would not find them there.
For a while we wrote post cards back and forth, but then it got to he too expensive for her family to keep writing me. (like 8 dollars for a post card back in the 1980's!).
Any way....I have always thought about her and hoped she was still alive, and not murdered.
All I wrote her on Classmates, was, is this Akua, I went to school with and was in girl scouts with? (that was it, I figured if she wrote back, I would test her and make sure she wasn't another "african scammer".)
She wrote back, and said yes, she was in my brownie group and my mother was the leader, and how she remembered my family staying at the airport with her family their last day in America. (all this info I never even asked in my email to her!).
She went on to say it was like a Miracle she found me. That she never thought we would find each other again, and how she had thought about me all these years.
I am just so happy we could find each other again. The internet is so wonderful some days!
*sigh* She told me how to get a hold of her off of classmates, since she can't afford a classmates subscription (And either can I, I just paid one time, so I could email a few friends and hopefully reconnect long enough to exchange emails and then talk to each other off of classmates).
Any way.......that one time payment of 15 dollars was sure worth it to of found her! And reconnect again.
I am totally excited about this!
Edited by: MAGNOLIAHONEY at: 10/11/2008 (14:01)
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