Monday, June 12, 2006

Guardian Angels?


I've been sending pictures to my son (and in the interim, have fallen even more in love with Walgreens; I can upload my photos from work home and pick them up whenever I please).

He's a car buff, as was his father, and mine, his grandfather. A few weeks ago, he asked me if I could grab a picture off the internet of an 1995-1998 S14 Nissan 240SX (or something like that) and send it. He and his buddies are talkin' cars, and he wants to show them what he hopes to build. I nabbed that picture up there, and ran to Walgreens to pick it up.

The young man working at Walgreens handed me the print, and mentioned, offhandedly, "I have a car just like that, only it's red."

Oh! I told him I was on a mission for my Army brat, and asked if I could take a photo of HIS car instead of using the "borrowed" one.

As luck would have it, he had a file on his cel phone. He pulled his memory card out, and printed a photo for me—one much nicer than the one I was going to send off.

How cool is that?! I left feeling giggly about the coincidence.

It was even better when I spoke to Brian yesterday: he told me that he got the photos. He couldn't believe it when he saw the photo; told me "that's one of my friends, and I was just telling my buddies about that guy, and his car. That's the VERY car I wanted a photo of, but figured I could only ask for a substitute!"

We aren't THAT small a community; with students thrown in, we are 150,000 here. Yes, we're smaller than a lot of you are, but we're not Mayberry. The odds that I'd run into one random young man, that owned the very car my son wanted to show his friends, AND having that young man offer up a photo of his car to send to a kid in basic training...

It does make me feel kind of wonderful.

15 comments:

  1. Very cool. I love it when things like that happen.

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  2. I love your blog. I've been following it more or less since you were in the newspapers about the roadkill memorials. You do have some odd things happen to you, but this is another one of those heartwarming odd things.

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  3. That was some luck.

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  4. WHat a lovely story:) Makes you feel all warm and cosy. WHo says nothing special happens these days..

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  5. That is amazing! The guy having the exact same car is such a coincidence – but Brian knowing him??? Wow!

    I bet you can’t wait to go to Walgreens and update the guy...

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  6. good karma for car ma

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  7. 240 Nissan...my brother's dream car!! and my Ex Husband's..but I've never seen one so nice as that one in the pic!

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  8. that's really cool. makes you wonder about "coincidences"!

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  9. maybe it's not so random after all.

    great post

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  10. Crazy: Isn't it cool?!

    Amishlaw: Thanks for stopping in; your blog is a heck of a lot of fun too, glad I've found it.

    Awe: Yah. Luck. Should have played lotto, huh!

    Edina: I know, it's ridiculously cozy, isn't it? Sounds like I'm making it up..but I'm not.

    Momo: I will definitely touch base with my Walgreens friend again.

    Paul: HA! car ma! I get it!

    MP: Seems to be a hot item; I still wouldn't know one if it were parked in my front yard.

    Wen: This was one heck of a coincidence...too weird.

    SS: Hiya Dearie! Doesn't seem random at all, does it? I feel I was steered here. I actually went in earlier that day, and the machines were down for maintenance...I had to go back, during a different shift.

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  11. Anonymous10:32 PM

    angels have been known to give a nudge or whisper a thought....serendipity....luv that word

    ev

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  12. Wow the whole Walgreens service for the service...(drums please, thanks I will be here all week) is just cool.

    I like serendipity too

    Oh, and I dont know if my eyes are tired or what but this word verification has had me try 3 times so far!

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  13. And what's REALLY weird is I have a cute little '89 240SX!

    ('course, it's not exactly like that, but still!)

    Sell it to him, cheap?

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  14. I LOVE when that happens...you just know it must mean good things are to happen. Very cool.

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  15. There was nothing like mail call in basic training. It brings back memories. :)

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