Thursday, November 1, 2007

This is in the ODDyssey category

Sunday before last, we had a visiting priest. His name was the same as my grandfather's. It's a common Portuguese name but not common in the states. I told him that that was my grandfather's name without introducing myself. He was surprised that it could be Portuguese. He later asked me if I did much genealogy research and I told him not lately. He still didn't know my name.

Here's the kicker. He said, "Well, my grandfather's name was George Wilkes." I don't know who was more surprised.

There's more. My husband's grandfather's name guessed it...George Wilkes. Still waiting to hear from him. He snapped my picture and took my business card. I think he's still traveling. I'll keep you posted.

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