Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ferry 'Cross The Mersey.

Isn't the world of blogging just a wonderful means of meeting the most special people, that undoubtedly our paths would never cross ?
It truly is a shrinking world.

Last week, I had an unexpected visit from a local Tennessee lady and her husband. They met across an ocean via the Internet, fell in love and married.
"Mrs" is from Tennessee, "Mr" is from Liverpool, England, which happens to be my grandma's birthplace.

Having lived for six years in Liverpool, they have made the move over to Tennessee, and though this is "home" for "Mrs" it is all a new experience for "Mr".
The wonderful thing is they seem to be quite at home, wherever they hang their hat.

The part of this story that intrigues me most, is the fact that "Mrs" ran across my blog, whilst living in Liverpool, England.
She had been reading it long before she knew I lived in the same town, in Tennessee.
When we finally got to meet each other last week, it was just such a a lovely surprise.

Of course, most of our conversation was about English foods, and what we miss the most, and where we can find it.

Chocolate mostly ;)
Isn't it all so exciting .......

Picture: Royal Liver Building, Pier Head, Liverpool, England.


Unknown said...

It's a small world after all! I love when these things happen. Friday night I went out to eat with a friend in Richmond Indiana, and we had a lovely waiter from Wales wait on us. He is studying at Earlham College and he was the most delightful young man. We really enjoyed chatting with him.

L. D. said...

Blogging makes the world become so small. It is so neat that you two were able to meet.

Carol said...

Ain't it great when something like that happens. I got to be friends with a lady in Ohio. Turned out her husband and I knew each other when we lived in Scotland.
My brother worked in Liverpool for a while and loved going wind surfing.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

It is a small world, Jo... I love reading stories like this. When people can meet on the internet and then marry, that is just SUPER.... We all need people in our lives and sometimes that is the best way to meet someone.


The Retired One said...

How wonderful for both of you!

Dave Pie-n-Mash said...

It sounds like you have a nice friendship there - and you are right, it is a small world. Does your new friend's Liverpudlian husband recognise you as a posh bird from Cheshire just like I do? Come on, tell the truth and shame the devil.
I rarely run into any ex-pats where I live. Well, maybe I do but they pretend to be locals just so they dont have to strike up a conversation with me. :)

Barbara Anne said...

A lovely small world, indeed!

I am frequently reminded of the motto of the American Field Service which, in the 1960s, arranged where exchange students would live. My high school was fortunate enough to have students from Australia, Austria, and the SouthEast Asia my senior year.
"Walk together, talk together, oh ye peoples of the world. Then, and only then will there be peace."
May the internet and blogs be that conversation needed for peace.


Patsy said...

That is so nice, It is wonderful to be a blogger.
How is First Sergeant? better I hope.

Richard said...

What a small world! Dear old Liverpool! Lovely city!

Unknown said...

I love this. I live in Tennessee too.

DJan said...

This is such a lovely story! And to think that you both found each other. It does make me wonder about serendipity!

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

And that is why I love blogging!
Jo, I am having a giveaway, come by!
xo, misha

Monts said...

Wonderful story and great shot of the Liver Building, brings back memories of my stay in Liverpool last October. And the world is certainly shrinking with all the communications available these days.

Stella Jones said...

I think if I had found someone English when I was in Tennessee for the first time, I would have found it easier to adapt. To find another couple who are bi-country would have been wonderful. So glad you had this meeting and yes, blogging is a wonderful way to meet people you would never have run into before.
Blessings, Star

matron said...

I was at a friends 80th birthday party last week and met a woman who was at the same hospital I did my training in.We did not recall each other but we had been friends with and worked with the same people.At the same party I also met a woman I nursed with in Singapore.It really is a small world,I had not seen these women since the 60s and 70s,and then we all turn up at the same do in Ireland !!

Sunny said...

How exciting for you! The internet certainly has shrunk the world. I was in Liverpool so many, many years ago.
Now I have Gerry and the Pacemakers singing in my head! Ha-ha!
Sunny :)

Scriptor Senex said...

One of my best friends came originally from the States and every time she visits her Mum (in Arizona) she has to take half a ton of chocolate over with her! She has a long list of things to carry each way everytime she travels. It's hilarious to hear her list - I must get it off her some time and blog about it. Some of the things seem so trivial and yet they are really missed by those who have lived both sides of the pond.

Anonymous said...

Just doing a bit of blog surfing and saw a pic of one of the best skylines in the world - the Liver Buildings must be one of the most recognisable buildings in the world despite its age!
I left Liverpool many years ago and have ended up in the northeast of Scotland - this of course is home now but I love visiting Liverpool and especially when I visit to see Everton play! You see, one of the most important questions for Liverpudlians is: Blue [Everton] or Red? [Liverpool] LOL!

Saxon Henry said...

A native of Tennessee, I'm really glad I happened upon your blog. I'm going to list it on mine

Anonymous said...

quite interesting article. I would love to follow you on twitter.